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Business stories in and around Harrogate, North Yorkshire

Roots & Fruits, fully open and they can serve you at the door!


Roots & Fruits on King Edwards Drive is fully open, offering home delivery, a fully open shop, and they can serve you at the door if you can’t or don’t wish to wear a face mask. The need to wear a mask while shopping has clearly divided people. Many people that can’t wear masks are saying they are being unfairly vilified while shopping, subject to comments or being sworn at – this gives a welcome further option. The business is run by Julia Corbett and Jim Sore, they took over the business a few years ago. Jim Sore said: We

Taylor Wimpey receives approval for new Boroughbridge development 


Taylor Wimpey North Yorkshire has received full planning approval to deliver a new housing development in Langthorpe, Boroughbridge. Proposals for the scheme, situated on land west of Leeming Lane, north of Skelton Road are for up to 63 homes with 40% of these being affordable housing. Located ½ mile from Boroughbridge centre, the new community will feature a mix of three- and four-bedroom homes with associated parking and landscaping. Alongside this, the development will include an area of public open space along the southern boundary with the majority of existing trees and hedges to be retained. As part of its

Free support to help Harrogate area businesses survive and thrive


AD:VENTURE, a support programme for businesses in North and West Yorkshire, has moved its events and support online during the coronavirus lockdown. But its business advisers are keen to stress they are still working hard behind the scenes to offer a helping hand. AD:VENTURE supports pre-start and new businesses which have been trading for up to three years and who have ambitions for growth, with a mix of offerings, including mentoring, events, access to finance and grant funding. Since the programme started at the end of 2016, AD:VENTURE, which is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), has helped more than

Knaresborough, Pelsis announce launch of new remote rodent monitoring system TrapMe


Global manufacturer and distributor of pest control products Pelsis have launched a new remote rodent monitoring system to be sold through the groups Edialux Professional Products division. The TrapMe remote rodent monitoring system combines a powerful trap with built in remote monitoring functionality and is the first of its kind in Europe to use a snap trap design alongside GSM cellular technology. Developed in Denmark, the TrapMe system allows real-time access to catch data through a secure user portal. The digital system alerts its users to catch information with status updates including both catch and miss-catch information. Each trap also

Harrogate Buildbase closes


Buildbase on Prospect Road in Harrogate has closed, it is believed with the loss of 12 jobs. The business emailed it’s Harrogate Customer base this morning saying: This email is to inform you that due to the unprecedented and ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 global pandemic, like many other businesses, Buildbase has had to review the way in which we operate, considering both the current 2020 trading position and the longer term economic outlook. Unfortunately we have had to make the very difficult decision to close the Buildbase and Electricbase Harrogate branch. Our last day of trading was on Thursday

The Dog Spa opens in Harrogate


Holly Hamp has this week opened the Dog Spa in Harrogate. Holly has worked with dogs for many years – she originally lived in Watford, but then moved to Huddersfield to work with the Dogs Trust as a trainer. Holly said: I mostrecenlty worked with the Dogs Trust offering affordable training for dogs. The move to Harrogate made a lot of sense as I had family in the area and it is a great location to open a business. I have always wanted to run my own business and it is much in the family to do that – my

New independent pet accessory shop opens its doors in Harrogate


Peach & Pooch is a range of pet products, all lovingly drawn, designed and handmade by Yorkshire born-and-bred Harrogate resident, Emily Ong. From collars and leads to birthday bandanas and personalised portraits, every single item is made from scratch in North Yorkshire. Peach & Pooch’s first ever  shop offers Harrogate’s pet-lovers the chance to treat their animals to one-of-kind pet products that are stylish, original, useful and, most of all, fun. They open on 25 July 2020 at 25, Regent Parade, HG1 5AZ. Emily began Peach & Pooch in 2017 after a background in Textile Design. As a passionate pet

M&S Ripon opens


The store opened at 8am on 15 July 2020 and the 60-strong team welcomed customers to the store on St Michael’s Retail Park, Rotary Way. The new store is led by Store Manager, Paul Nicoll, who has worked for the company for 34 years. Store Manager, Paul Nicoll, said: We’re delighted to open our new store in Ripon. The last few weeks have been spent putting the finishing touches in store and making sure all our measures are in place to support customers, so they can shop with peace of mind. It’s brilliant to now be open and welcome the

Harrogate Cotswold Outdoor launch appointment booking service


Ahead of a summer filled with staycations and short getaways in the great outdoors, Cotswold Outdoor, Snow+Rock and Runners Need are excited to launch an in-store appointment service to coincide with stores reopening. Appointments are free to arrange, in-store or online, and come with no obligation to spend. By booking an appointment, customers get priority in-store service at the pre-arranged time. Appointments are available to book at selected stores which opened on Monday 15 June, with further stores opening in the coming weeks. In line with government advice, there will be several new store processes and policies in place to

Medical charity enters partnership with online mental health and wellbeing service to provide its members with support


The Association for Perioperative Practice (AfPP) has gone into partnership with Big White Wall, an online mental health and wellbeing service. Big White Wall offers anonymous, safe 24/7 peer and professional support with trained healthcare professionals online at all times. It also provides a supportive community and a range of information and wellbeing tools, including self-directed courses covering a selection of topics from improving sleep and quitting smoking to managing anxiety and avoiding procrastination. Poor mental health amongst healthcare professionals and the effect it has on patient care is one of the most talked about issues in healthcare. This is

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