A FORMER Harrogate teacher has launched a new venture on Pannal Business Park.
Sandra Scaife, who taught pre-school children for 16 years, has swapped the blackboard for a menu board to open the park’s first café, which is located in the former Dunlopillo office block.
Rumbles has an Environmental Health 5 Star rating and will serve locally-sourced produce to the 40-plus businesses on the rapidly-developing business park as well as to the wider community.
Sandra said: “This is a completely new project for me. I was looking for a new challenge and a friend suggested I look at the opportunities available on Pannal Business Park.
“The number of businesses and employees on the site is steadily increasing and it was crying out for on-site catering.”
Nick Prescott, from industrial property agent Gent Visick, said: “Rumbles café just shows the diversity of companies choosing the Pannal Business Park site.
“It is ideal for a wide range of opportunities for SMEs who want out of town facilities. Rumbles is a great addition and another reason for businesses to relocate.”