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Locked down gardeners trigger huge growth in demand for topsoil

Scott Bros is working flat out to meet a sudden surge in demand for topsoil during the lockdown period. Normally the Stockton-based firm would fill...

York-based SpeedQuizzing sees demand for quizzes soar following lockdown

York-based SpeedQuizzing has seen a 108% increase in demand for its quizzes in April, with 10,000 virtual SpeedQuizzing events hosted over the last four weeks.

Bolton-Based Beauty Entrepreneur Wins Prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise

A Bolton and London based beauty entrepreneur, Hanna Putjato aged 35, who owns and runs global Lash brand – London Lash Pro, has won...

Sign of the times: Leeds signage manufacturer keeping home-bound staff connected through virtual leisure...

Leeds-based digital and traditional signage specialist Widd Signs has launched a programme of virtual events, designed to help home-workers and furloughed staff to keep connected, entertained and healthy during lockdown.

Fairydogmother to spread happiness with magic of technology

A Leeds dog trainer and behavioural expert forced to postpone a special canine happiness event because of the coronavirus outbreak has arranged for the...

York-based SpeedQuizzing launches virtual pub quiz app and hosting platform

York-based quiz tech company SpeedQuizzing has come up with the perfect answer to save the pub quiz and provide much needed entertainment to home-bound Brits.

Use your time and gain the skills, says training specialist

A regional training specialist is highlighting its free learning on offer during the current downtime as a way of constructively helping people’s job prospects for now and the future.

North West Caravan Company At Forefront Of Latest Trend For British Holidaymakers

A surge in the number of British caravan holidays taking place has given rise to this year’s National Camping & Caravanning Week theme: ‘New To Camping’.

The Rise Of The Staycation: Independent Report Predicts Another Profitable Year For The Caravan...

The UKCCA 2019 Economic Benefits Report for campsites and holiday parks has found that the industry generates £9.3bn in visitor spending as the UK touring caravan market continues to grow.

Gala Group Optimistically Forecast Growth Despite Threat of COVID – 19

Gala Tent remains optimistic after achieving a 5% growth at the end of the first quarter of 2020 and moving into March is still confident of further growth, despite the threat of COVID – 19 looming, which poses a real danger to every business on....

Fairydogmother to launch free canine happiness clinic

A Leeds dog trainer and behavioural expert will lead a special free event for owners with dogs prone to anxiety or aggression. Kerry Lawson, also...

Mini-golf, go-karts and football pool come to the 2020 InterFun Expo

Operators and managers of family-oriented venues, leisure spaces and visitor attractions can see an even wider spectrum of fun products at this year’s InterFun Expo, which will be opened by Blackpool Pleasure Beach's Nick Thompson.

The dance goes on thanks to cha, cha, cha-rity funding for Headway Arts

Believing that participation in arts is an entitlement for everyone, Headway Arts is dancing into the sunset thanks to a recent announcement that it...

Charity Boxing Event Collared For Raising Funds

The Empress Rooms White Collar Boxing Events will be a chance for beginners to train to box over eight weeks, before fighting in the ring in a safe environment in front of family and friends, whilst raising funds for local children’s charity......

Sadler’s Peaky Blinder Irish Whiskey Makes Motorsport Debut

Huyton-based Halewood Wines & Spirits’ owned Sadler’s Brewing Co. has partnered with seasoned Ginetta racer Declan Jones in a major sponsorship deal for the 2020 Ginetta GT4 SuperCup Championship.

Retail alive as jukebox shop pops up for third time

A Leeds-based manufacturer of handcrafted jukeboxes is set to open a pop-up shop in the city for its third time in two years.

More than 120k new customer journeys using Tyne Tunnels pre-paid services

TT2 Limited, the operators of the Tyne Tunnels, has announced that the number of pre-paid customer trips through the tunnels has increased by more...

North East Wealth Management experts announce partnership with Sport Newcastle to help support ‘Olympic...

Newcastle upon Tyne based wealth management experts, Tier One Capital, have announced a partnership deal with Sport Newcastle which will support the dreams and...

Web Based Incentive Will Net Funds for FootBall Club And Fans

Whitley Bay Football Club has launched an innovative new way to raise much needed funds for the community club, whilst giving those taking part...

TEDxNorthwich 2020 Calls for Speakers

The team behind TEDxNorthwich is looking for ‘ideas worth sharing’ as they prepare for this year’s event on July 3rd.

£10,000 push up in funding supports over 50’s fitness in Cumbria

Fit 4 Life, a Social Entrerprise which delivers health and rehabilitation exercise for Over 50’s and people with chronic health conditions, will be able...

Sound Leisure launch the ultimate handcrafted jukebox, exclusively for Harrods

A brand-new product for luxury department store, Harrods, has been created by a UK jukebox manufacturer, featuring intricate bird figures and images reminiscent of elements in the food halls.

Adlington Retirement Living launches fitness programme in Cheadle and Macclesfield

A group of retired Homeowners, at The Chimes, on Lime Grove in Cheadle, and The Bridges, on Buxton Road in Macclesfield, have started 2020...

Squad unveils seasonal beer range for JW Lees

Squad, the brand-building firm who specialise in position, announced today they are behind the designs for JW Lees' 2020 seasonal beer range.

Dog cafe at centre of east coast’s canine community

The new owners of Whitley Bay’s first and only dog café are promising a pedigree service for both their animal and human customers. The Barking...

Kicking off regeneration in the heart of Newcastle

A January transfer window deal at Newcastle is set to enhance the match day experience for toon fans – off the pitch. Rapidly expanding development...

Three Joes Restaurant Chain Expands in the North

Three Joes Sourdough Pizza Chain Opens First Restaurant in the North of England at Meadowhall Shopping Centre - and are celebrating with free pizza for diners.

Steakhouse set to make sizzling debut at Beverley’s Flemingate

Independently-owned Tomahawk Steakhouse is to open at Beverley’s flourishing Flemingate centre.

Coast Gets a Reshape with New Company

A new company has launched at the coast in Whitley Bay, giving customers and clients the chance to improve their wellbeing and appearance through...

Legal experts raise thousands in colleague’s name

A partner at Sheffield’s Taylor&Emmet LLP has helped to raise more than £3,000 in memory of a colleague and friend, who lost her battle with breast cancer last year.

Jukebox gets care home residents moving

A Lincolnshire care home has reported a significant improvement to its resident’s health and happiness due to the addition of a jukebox.

Ilkley restaurant supports local netball star on South African tour

Ilkley’s Clevedon Restaurant is sponsoring a Menston teenager who is representing her school in a South African netball tour this year. The staff and management...

SpeedQuizzing takes its digital quiz concept pitch-side with top-tier football partnership

Fast-growing quiz tech company SpeedQuizzing has struck a deal that will see its trivia displayed on LED pitch-side boards at three of the biggest matches in the English Football League Championship over the coming days.

Seasonal events calendar a triumph once again

Every corner of the Bradford district is celebrating after seeing a significant increase in footfall, thanks to the return of the festive events programme. Sparkling...

York-based SpeedQuizzing taps into bingo craze with launch of free interactive bingo game

SpeedQuizzing, a York-based tech company that’s revolutionising the pub quiz through its industry leading app, has expanded its product portfolio with the launch of a free interactive bingo hosting platform.

Sue Ryder cycle events celebrate fundraising record as 2020 rides launched

Manorlands’ cycle events group has announced its programme of sportives and mountain bike challenges for 2020 as it celebrates a record-breaking 2019, raising over £31,000 for the Oxenhope Sue Ryder hospice.

Luxury Castle Creates Quirky Man Cave for Wedding Open Day

A luxurious heritage wedding venue in Northumberland – Langley Castle – has created what may be the UK’s first ‘man crêche’ at a wedding...

Independent agency brings a world of tailored travel inspiration to Flemingate

A new independent travel agency offering a fresh approach to booking a holiday has opened at the Flemingate retail and leisure destination in Beverley, East Yorkshire.

Ease the January blues with cheaper bus travel

Unlike some other public transport, Go North East bus fares will not be increasing at the start of the year. In fact, the region’s largest bus operator will be introducing some new tickets from 2 January to help with any new year blues and encourage

Independent gallery café crafts new rustic afternoon tea menu

An independent café housed in a Newcastle art gallery has unveiled a new weekday rustic afternoon tea menu. The Factory Kitchen, located on the first...

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