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Reader poll and meeting report: Traders and residents share views on future of Ripon market

A major public meeting was held on Thursday night to discuss the future of Ripon’s historic market.

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Marrtree director George Marshall said the Thorp Arch site would emulate the formula used at the companys development St Jamess Retail Park in Knaresborough. (S)

Work starts on major 
Thorp Arch scheme

Work has begun on the site of a new business park development at Thorp Arch Estate, near Wetherby, which will bring 50 new jobs to the region.

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Brewer Simon Theakston won the Lifetime Achievement award in 2016.

Final deadline looms for Business Awards

The final deadline for entries to the Harrogate Advertiser Business Awards falls at noon on Monday, giving hopeful companies another two days – plus a weekend – to get their nominations in.

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Landlord Piers Stringer says the road closure has caused a drop in trade at the pub

Drop in trade and job losses at Pannal's Black Swan pub

Job losses and a double digit drop in trade have hit a Pannal pub due to an eight-week road closure according to its landlord.

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Wilberforce House in Hull was commended for its welcoming atmosphere

Visit England reveals Yorkshire's best attractions

Visit England has announced it is awarded 13 Yorkshire 'attractions accolades' in recognition of the best visitor experiences in the region.

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Business Secretary Greg Clark

Modular homes firm Ilke to create 150 jobs in Harrogate

Modular homes business Ilke is creating 150 new jobs at its first factory in Harrogate.

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The gym will sit in the same block as the Everyman cinema in Harrogate.

New gym to open in Harrogate town centre after Australian firm secures site

A fast-growing fitness franchise from Australia has chosen Harrogate as its first location in the North of England.
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In pictures: Guest speaker Simon Callow wows guests at Harrogate Business Lunch

Over 550 guests packed into the Pavilions of Harrogate to hear one of the greats of the British stage and screen speak at the first Harrogate Business Luncheon of the year.

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Which shops would you like to see come to Ripon?

Poll: Which high street names would you like to see come to Ripon's new £10m retail park?

Ever since it was announced that the developers of Ripon's new £10 million retail park are in talks with a national fashion chain, readers have been taking to social media to say which stores they would like to see fill the remaining units.

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Thorp Arch park creates 50 new jobs

Thorp Arch park creates 50 new jobs

Work has started on the site of a new business park at Thorp Arch Estate which will bring 50 new jobs to the region.

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Bramham firm backs Rhinos

Bramham firm backs Rhinos

Leeds Rhinos were given a timely boost before they head off to Australia for the World Club Challenge with Melbourne Storm, by agreeing a new partnership with Bramham-based specialist media company, Kong Media Ltd.

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Which retailers would you like to see fill the remaining units?

Developers of Ripon's £10m retail park in talks with national fashion chain

Ever since a new £10 million Ripon retail park was approved in July last year, speculation has been flying around among readers as to which shopping outlets will join M&S to fill the remaining units.

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Continued Care are a previous winner of the Employer of the Year award.

Deadline extension boosts entry numbers to Harrogate Advertiser Business Awards 2018

Entries have been flooding in to the Harrogate Advertiser Business Awards since the deadline was extended last week.

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Ashley Highfield, Johnston Press chief executive, in the newsroom of The Yorkshire Post.

Ashley Highfield: The House of Lords is risking the future of local newspapers

THIS week the Prime Minister announced a review into the health of the news media, including the regional and local press.
Opinion
James Tyreman, director of Nicholls Tyreman, with Sharon Canavar, CEO of Harrogate International Festivals. Photo credit: Mike Whorley.

Harrogate International Festivals gain new backer

Harrogate estate agent Nicholls Tyreman has signed up to become a Premier Partner of Harrogate International Festivals.

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Transdev Blazefield CEO Alex Hornby aims for Harrogate to become the nation's'first low emission bus town'

Laying groundwork for 'vision' of Harrogate as nation's first low emission bus town

'Next generation' technology is being installed by a transport company as it aims for Harrogate to become the nation's 'first low emission bus town'.

Transport
Do you support plans for a Ripon BID?

Ripon's BID plans revealed

“If we don’t do something, we will lose what we already have" - As plans to establish a Ripon BID (Business Improvement District) continue to move forward, one of the project’s main coordinators said action must be taken to preserve the city’s existing offer for visitors and residents.

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The Be My Guest Roadshow event is aimed at those running  or thinking of running  a B&B or similar business. (S)

National roadshow to visit Harrogate

Visit Harrogate, the district’s destination management organisation, is taking part in a major UK-wide roadshow for the accommodation sector.

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Saffery Champness is preparing to boost its headcount in Harrogate with new jobs for graduates and school-leavers.  Pictured (l to r): partners Sally Thomas, Jonathan Davis, Martin Holden, Sally Appleton and Alison Robinson. (S)

Accountancy firm recruiting in 2018

Accountancy firm Saffery Champness is continuing to invest in the expansion of its Yorkshire presence with the creation of 10 new roles in its Harrogate office and with plans for more to follow over the coming year in 2018.

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Muz Mumtaz, programme manager of Digital Enterprise, said businesses need both the skills and digital infrastrructure to succeed and grow. (S)

Digital knowledge conference to boost Leeds City Region firms

Businesses across the Leeds City Region have been invited to attend the second in a series of conferences by the Digital Knowledge Exchange, part of the Digital Enterprise business support programme, which aims to boost the region’s digital competitiveness.

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