Market

Brearton pub comes up for sale for the first time in 28-years

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co has brought to market The Malt Shovel, a popular pub in Brearton, North Yorkshire. The well-known venue has come up for sale as the current tenant has decided to move on and the freeholders, Charlotte and Les Mitchell have decided the time is right to sell their investment property after 28-years. Charlotte said: When Les and I moved from the Scottish Highlands with our young children we chose The Malt Shovel because of its prime setting in a beautiful village, within the aptly named “Golden Triangle” between Harrogate, York and North Leeds. We Harrogate Informer…


Belzona announces first Chinese board of directors

Belzona, has announced the appointments of Charli Yu Walton and Fred Lu as Corporate Development Director (China) and Technical Director (China), respectively. The appointments follow the establishment of Belzona Molecular Technology (Nanjing) Ltd in 2019, as a Wholly Foreign Owned Enterprise (WFOE), making the next significant step in the Company’s international expansion strategy. Mrs Walton originally from Harbin, China, joined the Company’s Harrogate-based marketing team in 2011. Prior to this, Mrs Walton worked as an International Business Coordinator in the Japanese automotive industry, having previously obtained two Masters degrees from UK universities. These include an MA in Communications Studies from Harrogate Informer…


Walking groups unite to help more people get active for health

The landscapes and picturesque market towns and villages are famous around the world, capturing the imaginations of generations who have visited them. And more people living and working in North Yorkshire are now enjoying their county’s coastal and countryside vistas as well as towns and villages while boosting their health and well-being through a concerted effort to unite walking groups under one banner and create new organisations. Ramblers Wellbeing Walks was launched nationally by the Ramblers, Britain’s largest walking community, at the start of 2022. North Yorkshire Sport (NYS) worked with Ramblers and Stronger Communities to bring together several existing Harrogate Informer…


‘Bear’ hunts fresh opportunity following departure from North Yorkshire gastropub

Co-founder, entrepreneur and head chef of the popular Knaresborough restaurant and bar, ‘The Bear at Carriages’, Sam Pullan, has left the business after two years. Sam acquired the business, formerly Carriages, out of administration in 2020 with business partner John Dixon. Following £100k of investment and extensive renovations, The Bear at Carriages opened in summer 2020 against the backdrop of multiple lockdowns, breathing new life into the venue in the market town. The Knaresborough gastropub which boasts a roaring, purpose built solid fuel fire ‘bear pit’, housed outside in the premises’ extensive beer garden, quickly established itself as a destination Harrogate Informer…


Yachts, yurts and Yorkshire yoga

Not so many years ago in the UK, yoga was viewed by many with mild scepticism and perceived as a hippy throwback appealing to just a minority of zany advocates. Today, along with its counterpart Pilates, it is firmly established in the zeitgeist, gaining traction during COVID to become a significant growth industry worth upwards of £926 million. Appealing across the board to twenty-somethings right through to octogenarians, the physical and mental benefits are markedly improving thousands of lives across all demographics. Making yoga and Pilates accessible in Yorkshire, Ebru Evrim is an entrepreneurial woman at the forefront of spreading Harrogate Informer…


Tate Consulting Engineers Belfast expansion

Harrogate headquartered building services engineering practice, Tate Consulting, has expanded into Belfast, initially creating five jobs in the city. The firm now plans to continue growing the team following a string of high-profile contract wins. Tate Consulting’s recently opened new Belfast office is located close to Belfast City Airport in the Belmont Office Park on Belmont Road. Belfast born Jim Lee, who has been a director at Tate Consulting for the past nine years, will continue to split his time between Belfast and Harrogate. Aaron Stevenson and Kevin Gallagher have also joined the team as associate director and mechanical associate Harrogate Informer…


Valley Gardens to host four day Platinum Jubilee celebrations

From Thursday 2 June until Sunday 5 June, Valley Gardens in Harrogate will host a four-day event to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Thursday 2 June 10am until 4pm – Face painting 10am until 6pm – Fairground rides, climbing wall, character meet and greet 12noon until 1pm – Children’s show and mini-disco on the bandstand 11am, 1pm and 3pm – Juggling show on the bandstand Friday 3 June 10am – Harrogate Borough Mayor Councillor Victoria Oldham officially opens the event 10am and 1pm – Pantasy steel band (various locations) 10am until 4pm – Face painting 10am until 6pm Harrogate Informer…


In conversation with 63rd + 1st, a recent addition to the Harrogate restaurant and bar scene

63rd + 1st opened in November 2021 on Albert Street in Harrogate. The area is a hub for many restaurants, including Yo! Sushi, Cote, Portofino, Pizza Express and Zizzi. Although there are plenty of options, they have aimed to offer something a little different. This restaurant is their 3rd, with a new opening planned very soon in Edinburgh. They have a large cocktail menu, along with smaller plates. You can make what you want of the visit, just have cocktails or order as many plates as you like. Graeme Nesbit joined the business in December 2021 as operations director. We Harrogate Informer…


Train timetable changes coming will cut the early trains to London from Harrogate

On the 15 May 2022, the 06:07 and 06:33 services to London will be cut. The evening services will also be changed with a two-hourly gap. The withdrawal of a through return service between Leeds, Harrogate and York  in the mid-evening, after the half-hourly service finishes, leaves an appalling two hour gap for users of the line. We refer to the 1929 Leeds-York, 2110 York-Leeds and 2239 Leeds-Harrogate. So there are no trains from Leeds to Harrogate between 2129 and 2339.  The 2129 is now the last train to Knaresborough and beyond – formerly it was one hour later. There Harrogate Informer…


Artisan markets in Knaresborough and Harrogate Valley Gardens cancelled for this weekend

This weekend’s artisan markets in Knaresborough and Harrogate Valley Gardens have been forced to cancel because of predicted strong winds and rain on both Saturday and Sunday. Knaresborough Monthly Artisan Market, which was due to take place tomorrow, Saturday February 5th, was set to feature 45 artisans, selling food, drink, crafted goods and gifts in the Market Place. Little Bird Markets, who also run events in Easingwold and Wetherby, have been looking forward to being back at Harrogate Valley Gardens on Sunday February 6th since their successful debut as part of the town’s Christmas Markets in December. But the predicted Harrogate Informer…