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Business stories in and around Harrogate, North Yorkshire

HBC say 2,000 applications received for business support and £6m paid out so far


Harrogate Borough Council has provided more than £6million in grants to businesses to support them during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and this is set to increase in the coming weeks. Following an announcement by government last month (March), around £50million has been made available to support Harrogate district businesses through business rates relief and government grants. Around 2,000 forms have been received and the borough council are continuing to process any grants as quickly as possible. Businesses that are in recipient of small business rate relief or rural relief will receive a £10,000 grant while hospitality and leisure businesses, with

New senior appointment at LHL Group Harrogate office


Property and construction consultants, LHL Group, has extended its Harrogate team with the appointment of chartered building surveyor and project manager, Paul Halliday. Paul Halliday, who lives in Harrogate, has more than 30 years’ construction industry experience and joins LHL Group after 15 years with a large Leeds firm. After starting out as an apprentice plumber and heating engineer, he gained a BSc (Hons) Building Surveying Classification in 1998 and became a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). His main expertise is in projects and contract administration and legislative compliance works, including building surveys, Equality Act surveys

Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government encouraging local planning authorities to be flexible regarding Temporary Changes of Use


Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government are encouraging local planning authorities to be flexible regarding Temporary Changes of Use. Hot Food Provision There is a change in the planning law which has come into force to allow for restaurants / bars to become takeaways for 1 year.This will be the case for many business in the Harrogate region as they look to survive the coming year. This planning does not need to be obtained but must be done via a prior notification process so each business that is looking become a takeaway needs to write to council to tell

Knaresborough Market, safer than a supermarket ?


Knaresborough Market is on today, but with non-food stores banned. Harrogate Borough Council has said that they are complying with government advice and that this would give people a shopping option in Knaresborough that would allow them to get essentials without having to travel to supermarkets. There are six stalls spread out over the entire market place where there are often upwards of 50. The theory is that there is more room in that area for the small number of food stalls that are present that there is in the fresh produce area of a supermarket. Local people will have

Parents thanked for keeping children at home


Education leaders in North Yorkshire have thanked parents for heeding advice in keeping their children at home wherever possible. The Government announced last week that schools and nurseries would remain open for the children of workers with jobs identified as critical. Parents were asked to keep their children at home wherever possible; only sending children to school when they were working and keeping them at home if a partner was available. Keeping as few children and young people in school as possible is crucial in limiting the spread of the virus. That advice has been followed, with approximately five to

Healthcare 21 Group (HC21) acquisition of specialist UK Medical Device Business, Cardio Solutions


  Cork and Basingstoke-based Healthcare 21 Group (HC21), a healthcare product marketing and distribution company, has strengthened its UK operations with the acquisition of Harrogate-based Cardio Solutions (UK) Ltd. Founded in 2005, Cardio Solutions is an independent UK distributor of cardiothoracic, vascular, electrophysiology and interventional cardiology products. Over fifteen years, whilst serving the NHS, HSE and private hospitals throughout the UK, the newly acquired Yorkshire business has built up and developed strong partnerships with the world’s leading suppliers of cardiac implantable devices, consumables and surgical instrumentation to provide a complete solution package for open, minimally invasive and port access surgery.

Henshaws appeal for temporary care support workers to allow them to remain open if staff fall ill or self-isolate


A North Yorkshire specialist college which is exempt from the Government’s decision to close educational facilities during the corona virus crisis is now facing a different challenge. Henshaws Specialist College in Harrogate works with young people aged from 16 to 25, all of whom have special educational needs and disabilities. The current school closure requirement does not apply to young people who have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP), which all Henshaws students do. All students have complex needs, often both physical and mental, and the College and Residential Housing is keen to recruit additional temporary care support staff

Harrogate brewery launches ‘Take-Home Taproom’ for beer fans having to self-isolate


Harrogate brewery, Rooster’s, has launched a “Take-Home Taproom” for all those people currently self-isolating during the coronavirus outbreak. The move follows government advice earlier this week urging Brits to avoid going to the pub as part of measures designed to encourage social distancing. Rooster’s Take-Home Taproom includes a 15-strong selection of its core-range of award-winning vegan-friendly beers, four premium quality pub snacks, and details of how to access a specially curated playlist, developed by revered beer writer Pete Brown with each of the beers in mind. In addition, each case includes a Rooster’s embossed beer glass and a pub quiz

Did Brexit make cryptocurrency more appealing for local businesses?

For many years now people have speculated as to whether or not local businesses stand to benefit from accepting cryptocurrency. Indeed, we raised this very question last December in our article on ‘Should Businesses in Harrogate Accept Cryptocurrencies?’ As often as the question comes up though, there never seems to be a concrete answer to it. On the one hand, as that previous article indicated, there are some trends in favour of more crypto adoption, which would make it seem prudent for businesses to get out ahead. On the other, it remains quite clear that consumers who prefer to use cryptocurrency

Knaresborough shops work together on home delivery and being open for business


Knaresborough businesses are coming together in a response to the Coronavirus/ COVID-19. Following the announcement that yesterday (16 March 2020) that Government were extending measures against Coronavirus, a group from the Knaresborough Chamber of Trade came together for a late-evening meeting to look at what could be done to help the town. The Chamber now has a plan of action to support local business, help them maintain us much trade as possible, directly to the shops and online. Update: the website has been launched at The following recommendations have now been made by the government: Whole households to self-isolate

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