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 […]

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. […]

*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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Harrogate’s *Rudding Park Hotel* has now been recognised for the fifth consecutive year at the TripAdvisor├é┬« 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, […]

*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 […]

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 […]

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 […]