2012
January
  •  
    Food firm announces new charity partnership

    A gourmet food, wine and hamper business that has raised tens of thousands of pounds for good causes is lending its support to a local hospice charity. *Lewis & Cooper* has chosen as its nominated charity Herriot Hospice Homecare, which provides care at home to terminally-ill patients across Hambleton and Richmondshire. The charity, which celebrates...


    Read more...
    January 26, 2012 at 2:23 pm
  •  
    Thriving Ulrick & Short expands to meet growing demand

    In order to support rapid business growth and diversification into new market areas, leading clean label ingredients specialists *Ulrick & Short Ltd* has invested in new technical facilities and extended its development area. Based in West Yorkshire, the new test kitchen has been designed to deliver a more comprehensive and hands on experience for customers....


    Read more...
    January 26, 2012 at 2:22 pm
  •  
    2012, The Year of Training?

    *2012, the year of training?* With all the confusing changes in employment law and mixed messages from the government to support or hinder small businesses, it would appear the majority of businesses are looking to cross train and up train their staff as a way of escaping the nightmare of confusion around employment law trauma...


    Read more...
    January 26, 2012 at 11:11 am
  •  
    Valentine Wines from Flourish and Prosper

    Be My Valentine? A note from Sean Welsh – Wine expert from Flourish and Prosper: What could say it better than a case of superb wines to be shared over a number of romantic evenings? I have chosen a few seductive and charming wines that are bound to move the heart of the object of...


    Read more...
    January 24, 2012 at 4:28 pm
  •  
    A self-taught female beef farmer’s quest for success

    Self-taught beef farmer, Heather Whittaker adopted a ‘take the bull by the horns’ approach to her new chosen career. Seven years of hard work and determination later has seen Heather go from novice to ‘know-how’, winning national awards and producing prize-winning beef, exclusively for Weeton’s of Harrogate. It was back to the classroom for Heather...


    Read more...
    January 24, 2012 at 12:00 am
  •  
    SHIPLEY DESSERT COMPANY INVESTS FOR GROWTH

    Shipley based bakers and patissiers, Just Desserts, suppliers of premium handmade desserts and pastries to the hospitality and foodservice sector, has invested a five figure sum in new, state of the art equipment to support its growth plans. The award winning company, which is currently trading at 25 per cent ahead of its 2010 performance,...


    Read more...
    January 23, 2012 at 1:32 pm
  •  
    Award-winning rudding park does it again

    Harrogate’s *Rudding Park Hotel* has now been recognised for the fifth consecutive year at the TripAdvisor® Travellers’ Choice Awards, triumphing over some of the UK’s finest hotels. This prestigious recognition is based solely on the millions of real and unbiased reviews and opinions from travellers gathered on the travel guide website www.tripadvisor.com TM. Peter Banks,...


    Read more...
    January 23, 2012 at 12:59 pm
  •  
    BLACKER HALL GETS CREATIVE WITH LOCAL CIDER

    *Blacker Hall Farm Shop*, Calder Grove, West Yorkshire, has a reputation for getting creative with sausages and January marks the launch of the newest variety; pork with locally pressed cider. Pure North Cider Press, run by Rob North and his family, is one of the most northerly cider presses in England. Usually confined to the...


    Read more...
    January 17, 2012 at 10:49 am
  •  
    Yorkshire Chefs Hungry for Year Round Chef Club!

    Budding Jamies and Nigellas have shown they such an appetite for chef lessons that The Cooking School at Dean Clough is now opening its doors to them all year round! One young teenage member is so keen she has been to every single session since the sessions started last May. Claudia Bartholemew from Huddersfield attended...


    Read more...
    January 17, 2012 at 9:35 am
  •  
    Wolds brewery heads south for prestigious new contract

    A Yorkshire Wolds micro brewery with a strong and loyal following in its Yorkshire heartland is preparing to impress southern drinkers with its award winning ales after securing a prestigious contract to supply beer to the Royal Academy of Arts in London. Wold Newton based *Wold Top Brewery* was invited to supply the Restaurant at...


    Read more...
    January 17, 2012 at 9:29 am
  •  
    Keelham makes history at Skipton prime beef show opener

    A West Yorkshire farm shop made history when buying the first-ever prime beef champion to pass through Skipton Auction Mart’s newly upgraded main cattle ring at the opening New Year show and sale. Multi award-winning *Keelham Farm Shop* at Thornton, Bradford, paid the leading by-weight price of 223.5p/kg, or £1,095, for the title winner, a...


    Read more...
    January 17, 2012 at 9:27 am
  •  
    Supermarket success for the Yorkshire Sausage

    Following a summer-long search for Yorkshire’s official sausage in 2011, David Lishman, the Ilkley butcher behind the campaign, has announced that the Yorkshire Sausage will now be sold in ten Morrisons stores across Yorkshire. Sausage fans can now buy their county’s very own banger from the following Morrisons stores: • Ilkley • Keighley • Bradford,...


    Read more...
    January 16, 2012 at 2:51 pm
  •  
    Makeover complete for Yorkshire’s Favourite Pub

    Following its amazing award success through 2011, *The Shibden Mill Inn* Yorkshire’s Favourite Pub, has completed an impressive phase of development work ahead of the New Year. A considerable sum has been spent by owner, Simon Heaton, sensitively adding to the original character of the delightful 17th Century building. Most impressive of all are the...


    Read more...
    January 16, 2012 at 2:41 pm
  •  
    TWO FAMILY FOOD FIRMS FORGE SWEET PARTNERSHIP

    Shipley based firm, *Just Desserts*, award winning bakers and pâtissiers to the hospitality and foodservice industry, has forged its first wholesale partnership with Chorley, Lancashire based speciality food distributor, FDP Fine Foods Ltd. The collaboration is part of Just Desserts growth strategy to increase its distribution beyond Yorkshire. Family run FDP Fine Foods will introduce...


    Read more...
    January 16, 2012 at 1:06 pm
  •  
    Designing Packaging Success

    *Design Futures-Packaging* is a commercially focused packaging design consultancy based within Sheffield Hallam University, using creative design to stimulate innovation and create outstanding packaging and brand identity. We provide a full packaging design and implementation service, including structural packaging design, concept and ideas generation, graphic design, prototyping, pack testing, pack sourcing and packaging research. Our...


    Read more...
    January 16, 2012 at 10:40 am
  •  
    The Cooking School serves up inspirational meal.

    The Cooking School at Dean Clough has hosted an inspirational dining event with a group of Calderdale teenagers who have sight difficulties. The session was filmed by ITV regional news show Calendar and featured by the Halifax Courier. The 9 young chefs cooked up an impressive range of dishes and showed that their visual impairment...


    Read more...
    January 13, 2012 at 9:35 am
  •  
    Get Set to Grow with deliciouslyorkshire

    Delivered by industry specialists this series of 6 workshops gives you hands on, expert information on how to grow your business confidently and efficiently. It is important for businesses to grow in the correct way, and essential for businesses to get it right the first time. *The workshops are supported and part-funded by the York,...


    Read more...
    January 4, 2012 at 2:45 pm
  •  
    South Yorkshire sees Morrison’s get local!

    *Morrison’s supermarkets* and increased their awareness and demand for *deliciouslyorkshire* produce by approaching DY for their support to gain more local supplier listing in store. Last month Deliciouslyorkshire held a bespoke Morrison’s Meet the Buyer event for a select number of South Yorkshire based members based on Morrison’s hightened interest in local food. The increased...


    Read more...
    January 4, 2012 at 11:33 am