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STOUTSTANDING! Manchester’s The Flava People launches ‘Guinness Cooking Paste’ in Tesco

Manchester's The Flava People has teamed up with drinks company Diageo to launch ‘Guinness Cooking Paste’. The new cooking paste is the perfect blend of...

SEVEN BRO7HERS hunt for ‘Beer house chef creatives’ inviting applicants to Tweet as the...

SEVEN BRO7HERS is on the hunt for multiple chefs to join its beer houses across Manchester – but there’s a catch, to apply you...

NPIF funding brings early Christmas treat for Hull bakery

Christmas has come early for a Hull bakery which produces over a million festive cakes and puddings each year after calling on help from...

Maverick Rum Owners to build Manchester’s tallest skyscraper ‘Decorrum Tower’

Maverick rum makers ‘Decorrum’ have bid to build Manchester’s ‘tallest building’ as leaked plans reveal a bottle-shaped tower could be the next landmark on...

Swayble makes meeting spaces dynamic in multiple ways

A design duo has created innovative furniture that uses motion to calm, inspire and motivate.

Hospitality software firm raises £500k as it looks to good times ahead

A company whose software helps hospitality businesses to boost sales has raised £500,000 from NPIF – Mercia Equity Finance, which is managed by Mercia and is part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF).

The Pies are Wrights for Ultra-Trail Snowdonia runner

An ultra trails runner who is preparing for his biggest ever physical challenge this month, has revealed the secret behind his stamina… a stash...

Launchpad helps friends fulfil their lifelong dream of café ownership

Two friends have fulfilled a lifelong ambition of running their own business together after spending more than 35 years creating the perfect recipe for...

New owner of Richmondshire café announces £200,000 investment to create events venue and local...

The Lakeside country café and shop at Ellerton upon Swale near Richmond has been sold to military veteran and entrepreneur Simon Hilliard, who plans...

SEVEN BRO7HERS has a ‘Eureka!’ moment with its new Oslo-inspired 7th Birthday IPA

Salford Brewery SEVEN BRO7HERS BREWING CO is launching a limited-edition ‘Kveik’ style IPA inspired by Oslo as part of its SEVENTH birthday celebrations. Joining Luke...

Manchester Rum Brand Decorrum appoints The Lowedown to manage its PR

Manchester rum brand Decorrum has appointed The Lowedown to manage its creative PR launch and always-on press office. The PR consultancy has been tasked to...

Wrights “bakery legend” Maz retires after 28 years

Kind-hearted Tunstall “legend” Marion Taylor has retired after almost three decades of serving Wrights customers, with an emotional farewell from colleagues and friends. Marion, known...

£780,000 investment as Swedish-inspired coffee shop opens its doors in Harrogate

A brand new Swedish-style coffee shop has opened in Harrogate with ambitious plans to roll out the concept across Yorkshire. The venture has already...

Bert’s expansion brings small plate pasta and gelato dining to Hull’s Fruit Market

A popular restaurant in Hull’s Fruit Market is expanding its offer into new premises, bringing irresistible small plate pasta dishes and mouth-watering gelato to the bustling independent community.
Speciality North Yorkshire butcher sees business thrive as tourists increase sales

Speciality North Yorkshire butcher sees business thrive as tourists increase sales

A North Yorkshire pork butcher in a North Yorkshire town has seen the business thrive over recent months as a change in shopping habits...

120-year-old Rossendale fish and chip restaurant put on the market

Toffalis of Crawshawbooth is being marketed by Blacks Business Brokers for £349,950, and includes a three-bedroom flat above the fish and chip shop.

There’s a Rumble in the Crumble as Cumbria’s ‘We Love Cake’ launches a new...

Bells of Lazonby, renowned family bakers since 1946, is debuting the latest range of We Love Cake nostalgia-inspired bakes in Waitrose. The brand-new Gluten, Wheat...

Sustainability on the menu at Black Sheep with new Warrens Group energy from waste...

Black Sheep Brewery is one step closer to producing beer using renewable energy, after signing a three-year deal with biogas producer, Warrens Group. The agreement...

Venner Nutrition and Montessori Charity join forces to support families

Venner, a social enterprise that aims to tackle food poverty and improve health and well being in UK families, has partnered with the Montessori Group...

A CBD business dream born in California comes true in the UK

CBD is one of the great business opportunities within the food, drink and cosmetics industries.

Speight’s Gin of Yorkshire Launch Shibden Valley tipple inspired by Anne Lister

The team behind Halifax’s award-winning gin brand, Speight’s Gin, has launched a Shibden Valley gin, featuring special edition Anne Lister-adorned birthday celebration bottles.

Salford’s Ten Locks strengthens team with three new recruits

Julian Howard, David Piazzani and Gemma Butler join the team as firm expands nationwide

Wrights Food Group donates to Timor Leste flood fund

Crewe-based specialist food manufacturer Wrights Food Group has made a £3k donation to support the flood victims of Timor-Leste in South East Asia. The funds...

Leeds agency launches new website for AG Barr

One of the UK’s best known branded consumer goods businesses, AG Barr, has recently launched a new website developed by the Leeds-based digital agency, Pixelbuilders.

Chester Races hosts retro-themed Family Funday

Chester Racecourse is marking the return of its much-loved Family Funday by rewinding the clock to the 70s, 80s and 90s for a special...

Looking Pine! Seven Bro7hers head brewer launches signature Pineapple Pale Ale

Happy Freedom Day! SEVEN BRO7HERS BREWING CO is launching a summer series of limited-edition beers – kicking off with a Pineapple pale ale. Introducing the...

All systems go! Over 35 projects going live to promote, protect and support...

Yorkshire Coast BID has pledged its support towards more than 35 projects taking place across the Yorkshire Coast this year to assist the local the economy bounce back following a challenging 18 months for businesses.

Fast-growing Wolds-based potato specialists acquire leading potato seed supplier

Wolds Produce Ltd, based in Pocklington near York, has completed the acquisition of WM Quarrie (Potato Marketing) Ltd, for an undisclosed sum. Established in 2004...

Bubble scientists aim to pop the plastic pollution problem during Plastic Free July

As Plastic Free July gets underway, a Leeds-based business is continuing to use its unique insight and expertise to help drinks manufacturers tackle the...

Sticky Toffee pudding beer joins SEVEN BRO7HERS 7th Birthday limited edition series

Salford Brewery SEVEN BRO7HERS BREWING CO is launching a limited-edition ‘Sticky Toffee Pudding and Custard Pale Ale’ as part of its SEVENTH birthday celebrations. Joining...

Entrepreneur cooks up winning recipe for success with latest venture

A Yorkshire-based entrepreneur whose business was impacted by Coronavirus and lockdown has bounced back with an innovative new venture borne of his own passion...

Wrights Food Group scores for Crewe Alexandra as official hospitality sponsor

Local food giant Wrights Food Group is announcing a sponsorship hat trick for Crewe Alexandra as it becomes the club’s official hospitality champion. The Crewe-based...

New Restaurant Ayaan’s Brings Authentic Pakistani and Indian Cuisine to Bolton

Ayaan’s restaurant has officially opened its doors to customers, with a menu taking influence from authentic Pakistani and Indian cuisine. The venue, located at 44-46...

Salford Rum puts northern rum hot spots on the map

Salford Rum creates the first Rum Map of the city to thank fans - and raises money for Salford Lads Club

The Flava People team up with Guinness to launch three new stir-in sauces

The Flava People has teamed up with drinks company Diageo to launch a range of Guinness flavoured recipe mixes. Launching this month, the new stir-in...

Abel & Cole Launches New App To Boost Customer Retention

Organic grocery business Abel & Cole has launched a new consumer app to enhance its overall customer experience.

New Yorkshire food and drink brand launches with opening of fine wine shop in...

Reuben & Grey, a new Yorkshire retail brand, is welcoming customers to its first fine wine shop, located in the Old Town Hall in...

Historic Ilkley hotel marks new era with £2.2million investment and new appointments

Ilkley’s historic hotel the Craiglands is re-opening its doors with a new team, a luxury new spa and a refurbished 700-capacity ballroom following a...

Food industry veteran joins Troy Foods as non-executive director

Norman Soutar, former CEO of William Jackson Food Group, has been appointed as director of fast-growing Leeds-headquartered vegetable, salad and mayonnaise producer Troy Foods. Dating...

Finance For Enterprise funding helps entrepreneurial chef jazz up former tearoom to create a...

A young chef has shown all of his Yorkshire grit and determination to transform a former tearoom into his dream restaurant, despite being only...

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