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Bears hunt down historic North Yorkshire venue for latest venture

Popular Knaresborough restaurant and bar, Carriages, has been acquired by a team of talented local entrepreneurs following its closure due to administration earlier this...

Northumberland Market Town cafe battles pandemic to save 30 year old family business.

A family run cafe which has been in business in the town for more than 30 years, vowed to battle through the pandemic.

Lake District-based St. James cheese awarded northern artisan food award

Lake District-based St. James has been awarded an artisan food award by food and drink journalist and broadcaster Nigel Barden and premium cooking appliance manufacturer Britannia.

Retail returns to Hull’s Fruit Market as community comes back together

Retail has returned to Hull’s Fruit Market, with delighted traders re-opening their doors to customers.

My Property Box urges businesses to support one another as it orders tapas treat...

My Property Box managing director Ben Quaintrell is calling on fellow Darlington businesses to support each other during these economically challenging times. He was speaking...

R&D Tax Credits Could Bring Cheer

Ahead of World Gin Day and Beer Day Britain, a northern-based R&D tax reclaim specialist is urging the north's gin distilleries and craft brewers to assess if they could be rewarded by an HMRC refund that would raise some cheer.

Black Sheep reopens Brewery Shop to the public following pandemic lockdown

Black Sheep Brewery has reopened its brewery shop in its Visitor Centre in Masham following the lifting of lockdown restrictions. Customers can now visit the...

CEO of Bongo’s Bingo launches a revolutionary free app which will transform how the...

Glug is a revolutionary free app which will transform how the nation goes back to bars, restaurants, pubs and clubs this summer. As social distancing is gradually relaxed, Glug will help many businesses adapt successfully to the new challenges.

Darlington foodbank to benefit from new Cleveland Bridge workplace project

Cleveland Bridge UK has launched a new workplace initiative to support the King’s Church Foodbank in Darlington. After making an initial donation of a trolley-full...

Restaurant delivers a great pizza publicity in support of Ovenu Warrington

A restaurant is hoping to serve up a little extra custom for oven valeting specialists Ovenu Warrington. Delgados Pizzeria and Italian Restaurant is supporting owners...

Black Sheep helping ease Dads’ pub blues with stay at home Father’s Day gift...

Black Sheep Brewery has unveiled a collection of special ‘stay at home’ Father’s Day gifts for dads waiting patiently for the pubs to re-open! The...

Brand design agency Uniform reveals new brand identity for Encona

Brand Design Agency Uniform today revealed the vibrant new brand identity they have created for the UK’s no. 1 hot pepper sauce brand, Encona. The agency worked with the client to take a brave new direction that enables Encona products to stay ahead.

Sheffield’s demand for delectable doughnuts sees PROJECT D launch delivery service

Delicious doughnuts which have been enjoyed by Love Island contestants, fashionistas and even members of the Royal family are being delivered direct to the...

The North To Join in Raising Funds with Barbi for Britain

Fight hunger, donate to charity and Support & Salute, the NHS, Frontline & Supermarket Staff (the unsung heroes) National BBQ Week, one of the year’s...

Mackenzies Smokehouse range launch in Booths

Mackenzies Smokehouse see new owners in the family of the Palmers. 2020 see's them expanding their range of delicious artisan cured meats, fish and pate whilst scaling up their fresh locally sourced food delivery on a national scale.

Two North Yorkshire drinks companies collaborate to produce hand sanitiser for local NHS

Nidderdale-based Whittaker’s Gin collaborated with award-winning Harrogate brewery, Rooster’s, to produce clinical-standard hand sanitiser, which will be used by the local NHS to protect staff and patients and combat the spread of Covid-19.

Events platform finds new success with afternoon tea and comedy

An events booking platform which faced a loss of business during the lockdown has found renewed success - delivering afternoon teas to families at home, and providing corporate entertainment for staff ‘meetings’.

Much-loved Manchester restaurant delivers hot meals to key workers at Salford Royal Hospital

Staff  at a popular Manchester restaurant which was forced to close due to the coronavirus pandemic have still been busy in the kitchen preparing...

Smart tech company’s sweet solution for food and beverage giant Nestlé

An innovative logistics solution developed by Hull-based smart tech company Sauce is being used to improve efficiency for confectionary and beverage manufacturer Nestlé.

Freaks of Nature launch plant-based lemon mousse during lock-down

Plant-based desserts manufacturer Freaks of Nature extends its range with lemon mousse launch.

Huge uptake in meal replacement bars donation offer

A Sunderland food company has had a huge take up of its offer to donate meal replacement bars to charities and food banks.

Black Sheep Brewery sees 1500% increase in online sales as customers follow stay at...

Black Sheep Brewery is experiencing the biggest period of sales ever from its online shop as customers across the country turn to the internet...

Yorkshire farm shop scales up to serve community

Husband and wife team take over well-renowned Smokehouse and Farm Shop and scale up their operation to serve the community of Harrogate and surrounding during the corona virus pandemic.
County Durham Charity Sowing the Seed for Food Production During COVID-19

County Durham Charity Sowing the Seed for Food Production During COVID-19

A County Durham charity is joining forces with organisations across the region to feed thousands of individuals and families during the ongoing Coronavirus crisis. The...

Sunderland company produces snack bar to help local organisations

A food manufacturer in Sunderland has created a snack bar which it will be donating to organisations who help people in need.

Pop-up shop launches at University Hospital of North Tees for NHS staff during COVID-19

University Hospital of North Tees has launched a pop-up shop to provide NHS staff with essential groceries during the current COVID-19 outbreak.
Leeds food & drink PR consultancy adds Sloemotion Distillery to its roster

Leeds food & drink PR consultancy adds Sloemotion Distillery to its roster

Leeds-based specialist food and drink consultancy, North PR, is pouring itself a large G&T to celebrate being appointed by Yorkshire-based Sloemotion Distillery. The agency...

Uniform collaborate with innocent to launch Shots.

Brand Design Agency Uniform have revealed they are part of the collaborative team who developed Shots, the latest juice product range from innocent drinks. Uniform worked alongside their client innocent to create the product identity and packaging.
Takeaway containers run out at wholesalers - how will the UK cope?

Takeaway containers run out at wholesalers – how will the UK cope?

Yorkshire-based Single Use Alternatives helps to fill the shortage of takeaway containers with affordable eco-friendly alternatives. With the nation quite correctly undergoing a huge change...

Harrogate-based Indian food entrepreneur offers free meals to those in need during Coronavirus outbreak

A Harrogate-based food entrepreneur is offering free Indian ready meals to vulnerable people in North Yorkshire during the Coronavirus outbreak. Monalisa, who launched her business...

Fine dining for Bellway buyers

Simon and Fallan Isherwood were treated to a delicious fine dining experience in their own home, courtesy of award-winning housebuilder Bellway. The couple entered...

Postponed event feeds the homeless

Yorkshire Choice Awards event organisers and Leeds United Elland Road donate hundreds of meals to Yorkshire homeless charities after their awards event postponed

Harrogate-based Rooster’s scoops six awards at prestigious beer competition & teams with Leeds brewery...

Harrogate-based Rooster’s Brewing Co was one of the big winners at the highly prestigious SIBA Independent Beer Awards, scooping six gongs for its critically acclaimed beers.

Leeds restaurant Stockdales of Yorkshire announces new head chef

Michelin Plate recommended Leeds restaurant Stockdales of Yorkshire has appointed a new head chef, Giuseppe Romano.

Harrogate craft distiller secures deal with premium UK drinks distributor

Harrogate Tipple, the distiller of Harrogate Gin and Rum along with the Downton Abbey gin and whisky range, has agreed terms with Boutique Bar Brands (BBB) to act as its exclusive distributor for the UK.

Walton Robinson develops ‘operator ready’ café/restaurant in central Newcastle

Walton Robinson, the Newcastle-based property specialist, is expanding the city’s vibrant hospitality offering with the transformation of part of a Grade 2 listed building...

Toon fans help to devise plan for Newcastle-themed bar for Strawberry Place development

The High Street Group plans to create a Geordie-themed bar/restaurant within its Strawberry Place development, which will include ideas provided by Newcastle United fans. The...

Doncaster ice cream parlour hoping to be scooped up by new buyers

The owner of a family-run ice cream parlour in Doncaster is going on the market as current vendor, Amtizant Kamar, plans to have more...

Stockport Gin Launch Sustainable Edition Gin

Stockport Gin have launched a new ‘Sustainable Edition’ gin exclusively for Selfridges.

Award-winning Harrogate brewery announces unique dinner event to relaunch pioneering Outlaw Project

Pioneering Harrogate brewery Rooster’s is teaming up with the Harewood Food & Drink Project (HFDP) to stage a truly unique beer, food and music experience at its taproom in its new, state of the art brewery on Tuesday 25 February.