Engage Mutual members approve merger with Family Investments

Engage Mutual

Harrogate- Engage Mutual announces today that, following the board’s recommendation to merge with Family Investments, the members of Engage Mutual have voted in favour of the proposed merger, which will form one of the UK’s largest mutual insurers with over two million customers. Family Investments’ members have also voted in support of the move, paving the way for the creation ...

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Harrogate Water Brands strengthens sales team with Diageo and Britvic recruits


Harrogate Water Brands has appointed former Regional Director of Diageo Wines Europe as Sales & Marketing Director to spearhead its sales and marketing strategy. Rob Pickering, who has 24 years of experience within the drinks sector, was previously responsible for the development and management of the Diageo Wines portfolio in Europe and Canada. During his time at Diageo, Rob was ...

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A porker of a Christmas at Ripon butcher


Specialist pork butcher, Appleton’s, who have shops in Ripon and Wetherby reported record festive sales today – bucking recent research that shows sluggish pre-Christmas food sales. Appleton’s, which has been trading in Ripon for almost 150 years, has reported a year-on-year increase in sales of 7.5 per cent overall, with pork pies and roast ham doing particularly well in the ...

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Dolphin conservation volunteer joins Vital Online Studio as apprentice web designer

Adam Martin Harrogate

Digital agency Vital Online Studio has taken on an apprentice web developer who has spent time in the Moray Firth as part of a dolphin conservation project. Adam Martin is 19-years-old and from Pocklington, and joins Knaresborough-based Vital after studying software development at York College. As part of his year-long apprenticeship he will share his time between Vital’s office in ...

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Gambaru appoints local expert to head up ladies circuit express


Local fitness expert Marion Johnson has joined Harrogate gym and fitness centre Gambaru to head up its newly launched ladies’ fitness zone. Marion worked for many years as an instructor at the former Ladies’ Workout Express before joining Gambaru. The town centre gym, which recently announced 24-hour opening, has fitted out the new ladies only area with specialist hydraulic equipment ...

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Milestone Celebration at Leeds Bradford

LBA Leeds airport

British Airways celebrates its second anniversary at Leeds Bradford Airport with its 250,000th customer Terry Fisher. Terry, founder and global CEO of marketing and publishing house Mapperarti UK Ltd, based in Leeds, frequently travels from the Yorkshire airport to connect with British Airways’ flights to California from Terminal 5, Heathrow. In the two years since British Airways started flying from ...

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Expanding Marrtree invests in prime new Harrogate offices


Marrtree Investments, the prominent Yorkshire property development and investment company, has moved its headquarters into prime new premises at Cardale Park, Harrogate. Marrtree, relocating from Bradford because of an expanding portfolio, has bought quality 6,000 sq ft offices at 4 Greengate, which it is occupying and leasing out. The company, which was founded in 1985, specialises in both commercial and ...

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