Business

Champion pork boosts festive offering at Kendall’s Farm Shops

Kendall’s Farm Butchers is serving up championship-winning prime pork at its two shops in Pateley Bridge and Harrogate for customers’ festive tables. Kendall’s has now taken delivery of a trio of pure home-bred gilts that clinched the title at Skipton Auction Mart’s annual Christmas prime pigs show when shown by local breeder Daniel Thackray, of Prospect House Pietrains in Fewston. They were picked out by the show judge, Simon Barker, who runs Barkers Yorkshire Butchers at the fully EC-registered meat production unit at mart, then purchased by him at £208 each purposely on behalf of award-winning Kendall’s Farm Butchers, one
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TravelGate urges customers to think locally when booking holidays following lockdown

TravelGate an independent travel agency located in the centre of Harrogate, has opened its doors following England’s second lockdown in-spite the challenges it has faced since March in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic. Now the Albert Street company is urging people to remember their local travel businesses when the world opens up for travel in 2021. As a result of the Covid-19 crisis, the travel industry found itself in a unique position, with companies like TravelGate having to deal with a devastating reduction in revenues alongside the huge undertaking of managing customer cancellations, trip postponements and refunds. People within
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Jones Myers scoops a high-profile Family Law Firm of the Year accolade

Harrogate-based Jones Myers has scooped a high-profile Family Law Firm of the Year North award and been applauded as a ‘Northern powerhouse’. Celebrating excellence in family law, the Family Law awards – spearheaded by Lexis Nexis – took the form of a virtual event attended by representatives from family practices, barristers’ chambers and sponsors across the country. Peter Jones, who founded Jones Myers as the first family law firm of its kind in Leeds in 1992, said: We are tremendously proud to be selected for this esteemed accolade which reflects our relentless commitment to achieving the best solutions for our
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Going once, going twice…. going online

Although the nationwide lockdown means Tennants Auctioneers have had to close their doors to the public, the North Yorkshire auctioneers are set to sell nearly 7,000 lots of fine art, antiques and specialist collectors’ items online throughout November and December. Tennants have offered internet bidding to clients around the world for several years, and for the duration of lockdown all their auctions will now only be taking place live online. Director and auctioneer Jane Tennant said: The auction world has been moving increasing online in recent times, and we are ready to make the switch to purely online sales until
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Initial local reaction on the second lockdown

The government have announced a further England-wide lockdown. From Thursday, 5 November 2020 For a period of 4 weeks (3 December to re-open) People are being told to stay at home unless they have a specific reason to leave, such as work Allowed to leave home for exercise medical reasons, food and other essential shopping and Allowed to provide care for vulnerable people or for volunteering Meeting indoors or in private gardens will not be allowed Pubs, restaurants, gyms and non-essential shops will have to close Schools, colleges, nurseries and universities can stay open Can meet one other person from
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Where there’s a will…

McCormicks Solicitors of Harrogate has appointed a new Executive to bring extra capacity to its busy Private Client department. Victoria Sly is a highly-regarded Private Client Executive with more than 20 years’ experience in the profession. She will assist Head of Private Client, Partner Elaine Lightfoot, dealing with Wills, Trusts, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection matters, along with the administration of Estates and Probate work. Elaine Lightfoot said: We have seen a huge increase in Wills and Trusts instructions as the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to be felt, with many elderly and vulnerable people and
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Harrogate manufacturer’s continued efforts to give back to the community

Since being founded in 1952, Belzona Polymerics has grown into one of the world leading providers of high-performance polymeric repair composites and protective coatings. Originally established in Elland, Belzona has evolved into a multinational business, with head offices now in Harrogate, USA, Thailand, Canada, and China. Despite this level of growth, they are still committed to the importance of giving back to the local community in Harrogate and Yorkshire. Launched at the beginning of 2016, Belzona’s 1% Club Initiative gives employees the opportunity to spend 1% of their working time volunteering. Every year, Belzona chooses local charities to provide dedicated
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Newby’s Site Manager awarded title of North & East Yorkshire Region Site Manager of the Year for Harrogate development

Shane Garwood has been named as the LABC Warranty North & East Yorkshire Region Site Manager of the year for his work at Newby’s West House Gardens development. The awards recognise the dedication and commitment it takes to deliver quality sites and every year site managers across the country are rewarded for their exceptional contribution to construction. LABC Warranty works with over 3,000 sites nationally and is only able to recognise a small number of site managers at these awards, so winning the regional final is a great achievement. The winner from each of the 12 regions will go forward
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International contracts for Yorkshire agency’s marketing skills

Leading Yorkshire-based business to business PR and marketing agency Allott and Associates (Allotts), has clinched more contract success on the European stage despite the huge impact Covid-19 is having on the international economy. Schumacher Packaging Ltd, a division of the leading European Schumacher Packaging Group, and Euchner, a specialist in safety engineering and pioneer of the RFID Safety Switch, have joined German compatriots relayr and Kröner Starke on Allotts’ multi-national roster. Euchner manufactures safety switches for gates and fencing guarding machinery inside manufacturing facilities, whilst Schumacher is promoting its new, sustainable corona partition wall in the UK. The EcoSafeBoard enables
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New Thorp Arch Estate small businesses units completed and let during pandemic

A new development of five small warehouse units has been completed at Thorp Arch Estate near Wetherby and fully let during the coronavirus pandemic, leaving only one new unit available at the entire 385-acre site. Construction work on the latest 10,693 sq ft scheme, which is close to the estate’s entrance and comprises Units 155 (A+B) to Unit 158, started in November 2019 and completed at the end of the summer. Estate owner, Patrizia Hanover Property Unit Trust, went ahead with the £700,000 scheme, which redeveloped part of the original 1941 wartime munitions factory after existing estate tenant, kitchen and
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