Business stories in and around Harrogate, North Yorkshire

Harrogate tax specialists win international industry award

Award Winners! Independent Tax and Forensic Services LLP co-owners Stephen Outhwaite and Gary Brothers with their 2015 International Tax Awards trophy

A Harrogate tax specialist has been awarded an international industry award after just two years in business. Independent Tax and Forensic Services LLP – which is headed by former tax men Gary Brothers and Stephen Outhwaite – has won the “Recognised Leader in Tax Investigations Services – UK” title, in the 2015 International Tax Awards. The firm, which launched in ...

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Linley and Simpson on the acquisition trail after securing £1.8m growth

Linley and Simpson Harrogate

Linley & Simpson, the residential sales and letting agency with branches in Harrogate, Wetherby and Ripon, has secured a £1.8 million funding package to accelerate its future growth. The independent business, founded by Will Linley and Nick Simpson in 1997, has since grown organically and by acquisition to ten branches employing over 100 staff across the Yorkshire region. Will and ...

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Harrogate solicitor moves from Stowe Family Law to Newtons

Family Law specialist, Rachel Baul and Newtons Solicitors Group managing director, Chris Newton, outside the firm’s head office in Knaresborough.

A family lawyer from Stowe Family Law has now joined Newtons Solicitors. Rachel Baul is a former partner at Stowe Family Law in Harrogate and has will now work out of all nine offices in the Newtons Solicitors network. Rachel qualified as a lawyer in 1997 and specialised in family law from 1999. She joined Stowe Family Law in 2004 and ...

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Wilson Homes unveils expansion plans for Yew Tree Lane in Harrogate

Local house builder, David Wilson Homes, has announced further plans to build new homes in the town. 151 new homes will be developed on the 21.3 acres site on Yew Tree Lane and will also help underpin 302 local jobs across the area. Approximately 25% of the site is currently developed. The site will have 143 new houses, with 40% affordable housing. ...

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Management promotions at Acceleris

Acceleris PR

PR agency, Acceleris has announced two senior management promotions as part of its future growth strategy. Managing Director Peter Davenport is moving up to the role of Chief Executive and Director Louise Vaughan, currently Head of PR, is promoted to Managing Director. The changes take effect immediately. Announcing the moves, Acceleris Chairman Nigel Howes said: The agency achieved many good things ...

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Berwins expands commercial team with two senior appointments

Paul Berwin (centre) with Richard Wheeldon and Jennifer Kirkhope who have joined the commercial team at Berwins Solicitors

Berwins Solicitors, which has offices in Leeds and Harrogate, has expanded its commercial team with two senior appointments. Richard Wheeldon joins the commercial property team from Addleshaw Goddard where he was a partner, managing the real estate team in Manchester for more than ten years. Jennifer Kirkhope is an experienced commercial property solicitor and worked at Irwin Mitchell in Leeds ...

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Garden centres bring growth to Christmas gift show


The UK’s longest running Christmas trade show is branching out to take advantage of the growing garden centre and gift market. Now in its 66th year at Harrogate International Centre (HIC Yorkshire), Harrogate Christmas & Gift 2015 has repeated the success of last year with show organisers citing a trend amongst garden centres to stock more gift items. Show organiser, Simon ...

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NCI announces two senior appointments to expanding insurance team


Harrogate – NCI Group (NCI), the multi-faceted insurance provider today announces two new senior appointments, Andrew Mirfin as National Account Manager and Simon Berry as Account Manager. Both Andrew and Simon’s extensive experience and proven track record in insurance B2B sales, will enhance NCI’s strategic growth plans to develop affinity and partnerships schemes across pet, motor, breakdown and claims services. ...

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Vital Technology Group named one of the top 10 apprenticeship employers in Yorkshire

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Business-to-business technology specialist Vital Technology Group has been named one of the top 10 apprentice employers in Yorkshire by the National Apprenticeship Service and City & Guilds. It comes after the Knaresborough-based company won the small business prize for the Yorkshire and the Humber Region in the National Apprenticeship Awards 2014. Vital joins the likes of other Yorkshire companies such ...

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Further expansion for Yorkshire’s Vital Technology Group with launch of telecoms division

Lee Evens, Managing Director of Vital

Knaresborough – based Vital Technology Group has expanded its portfolio of business focussed tech services with the launch of Vital Telecommunications Ltd. Vital Telecoms will provide the latest, next generation communications solutions with its flagship, fully hosted, telephony system – Vital Horizon Hosted. The new company will also offer a full range of IP and traditional fixed line services and call ...

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