SRA appeal sees Harrogate solicitors suspended for involvement in tax avoidance schemes

gavel harrogate

Two solicitors originally fined £15,000 by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) for their involvement in operating tax avoidance schemes have been suspended for three years at a new hearing. Richard Chan and Rajob Ali were partners of Abode Solicitors in Harrogate when the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) closed the firm down in October 2013. The…

Content agency set for growth as PR firms merge

Content Market Harrogate

A Yorkshire PR and content agency is preparing to expand after announcing its merger with two regional firms. Harrogate-based content agency The Content Market was launched last year by three former journalists as an alternative to traditional PR agencies. The company has merged with Haig PR, set up six years ago by Jenni Moulson, and Verve…

Harrogate trusts solicitor published in international journal

Kate-Maybury Raworths

Kate Maybury, an associate solicitor specialising in Trusts, Wills and Estates at Harrogate law firm Raworths has been published in the international publication for the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). The Society is the worldwide professional association for those advising families across generations, promoting best practice, professional integrity and education. STEP has over…

Demand outstrips supply of industrial business units in Harrogate District


The redevelopment of the former Dunlopillo site in Pannal illustrates the need for more light industrial business units in the Harrogate District says national property consultancy Carter Jonas. Work will beginning later in the month on a new access road to the site that will have housing and a care home. Chris Hartnell, senior surveyor…

Vital Technology Group joins elite of Microsoft Gold Partners for its cloud technology expertise

Lee Evans, MD of Vital Technology Group

One of the region’s leading providers of business IT services, Vital Technology Group, based on Manse Lane in Knaresborough, has been awarded Microsoft Gold Partner status for Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions. The accolade recognises Vital’s expertise as a Microsoft Cloud Service Provider and, in particular, with the Microsoft Office 365 platform. To earn the…

The Equine and Livestock Insurance Company receive accolade

The Equine and Livestock Insurance Company Limited

The Equine and Livestock Insurance Company Limited has been identified as one of London Stock Exchange’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain. The report is an annual celebration of the UK’s fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium-sized businesses and have now listed the company based in Thorpe Underwood near Harrogate. The Equine and Livestock Insurance…

Interiors firm has designs for expansion after record year

Richard Grafton (far right) with his team at the Harrogate head office and showroom

Harrogate-based Richard Grafton Interiors has announced a programme of expansion and diversification into furniture manufacturing after growing sales by 5% to over £2.1m in the year to 29 February 2015. The interiors business which was launched in 2012 by well-known Yorkshire interior designer and businessman Richard Grafton has seen consistent growth of revenues from its…

Video: Yorkshire Business Market 2016

Gary Verity

The Yorkshire Business Market took place yesterday (18 April 2016) from the Pavilions on the Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate. The event was a sell-out event with all available space taken by exhibitors. This year featured an expanded digital café and presentations from Microsoft and Google. Watch a few words from those exhibiting: