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Coffee Company Gets A Break Thanks to Growth Hub

Cafeology, an independently owned coffee supplier based in Sheffield, is regaining lost ground as a result of the Lockdown, thanks to support from Sheffield City Region’s Re-Start to Growth initiative.

Business expert fears for the future of the hospitality sector due to local lockdowns

A Bolton-based business expert has hit out at the impracticality and unfairness of local lockdowns on a local economy. Gareth Smyth, CEO of Hilton Smythe...

Allendale Brewery toasts sparkling success of new drink

Allendale Brewery's RIDE is the first canned hard seltzer fully made in Britain with all UK ingredients. Launched in lockdown, the low calorie, gluten-free and vegan drink has smashed sales targets and is already exporting worldwide.

European Freeze Dry invests in recruitment as growth continues

Specialist food producer European Freeze Dry has continued to expand with the recruitment of eight employees across its facilities in the UK and Denmark.

Bespoke decorator revives suite dedicated to beloved North Yorkshire icon

S Nicholson and Sons, a bespoke painting and decorating service is renovating two private dining suites, one dedicated to North Yorkshire icon, James Herriot. The...

Businesses in North West to remain vigilant during ‘critical’ weeks ahead

With cases in the North West now exceeding 50,000 and many areas teetering on the brink of local lockdown, Alastair Lockwood (MA, BM BCh, FRCOphth, PhD) is urging businesses in the North West to remain extra vigilant in the coming weeks.

International tech partnership launched to safeguard supermarket shoppers from coronavirus spread

Data analytics software created by developer Panintelligence has been selected to be used as part of an innovative, high-tech trial aimed at keeping shoppers...

Northern agency Fablr launches new Sonnen Bassermann website

Northern digital agency Fablr has just launched a new website for an iconic German food brand. Based in both Leeds and Manchester, Fablr champions industry best practice across creative, strategic and development services for website design and build

Raising the steaks: Chophaus summer menu brings the wow-factor

Trailblazing North Leeds restaurant Chophaus have bounced back triumphantly from lockdown with an enticing range of summer menus worth shouting about. The stunning new...

Locals support Urmston’s August Pop Up Markets

Residents in Urmston and the surrounding areas are being encouraged to help local traders get back on their feet by supporting a series of fully Covid-compliant community pop up markets.

The Beehive Thorner returns with pitch-perfect menus and all-new team

If 2020 has had you pining for a spot of to-die-for British cooking paired with fine wines and cocktails, then you’re in luck. The...

Kingsland Drinks partners with The Hidden Sea on ocean clean up initiative

Iriam-Based Kingsland Drinks partners with The Hidden Sea on global campaign to remove one billion plastic bottles from the ocean
Top Lakes chef to open new venue with focus on ‘foraged’ local food

Top Lakes chef to open new venue with focus on ‘foraged’ local food

A Michelin star-level chef has taken over a historic Lakes venue in a move that will see a significant investment in the site and new jobs created.

York Brewery showcases iconic York imagery in an update to its flagship cask ale...

York Brewery has unveiled a new look for its flagship beer, Guzzler, strengthening its pride and association with the historic city of York. With people...

Black Sheep Brewery continues its gold standard award-winning success

Black Sheep Brewery has again been recognised for its award-winning Milk Stout by the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) landmark competition. The Masham-based brewery was...

City of Manchester Distillery invests £900k to create ‘Alcohol Solutions’

The City of Manchester Distillery has created a new company and invested £900,000 in a drinks development and packing centre, as it expands its range of alcohol services.

Kirsty’s invest £2M in new factory as free-from food brand target growth via new...

Kirsty’s, the Yorkshire based ‘free-from’ food brand has invested £2M in a new factory that will help the brand achieve their target of doubling the size of the business within three years.

Arla teams up with UK hunger charity to provide food education resources for vulnerable...

The UK’s largest farmer-owned dairy co-operative, Arla Foods, has joined forces with charity Magic Breakfast to offer free educational materials to help children across...

MasterChef star calls on NHS standard deep cleaning service as award-winning Leeds restaurant re-opens

MasterChef star Matt Healy has called upon NTH Solutions’ NHS standard deep cleaning service as his award-winning restaurant, Matt Healy x The Foundry, re-opened...

Hull’s Fruit Market set to welcome back diners and drinkers for safe and enjoyable...

Restaurants, cafés and bars in Hull’s Fruit Market urban village working together as they prepare to welcome customers back to the city’s favourite place to eat, drink and socialise.

Don’t forget data protection laws, expert warns pubs and bars

Information being gathered from customers at restaurants, pubs, bars and takeaways under the easing of lockdown must follow strict data protection laws, warns a legal expert.

Black Sheep to reopen its Masham Visitor Centre and Chapel Allerton Tap & Kitchen...

Black Sheep Brewery is to reopen its Visitor Centre and restaurant in Masham from Saturday 4th July following the recent government announcement on the...

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...

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