How was Harrogate high street affected by the pandemic?

Harrogate's high street had a "startlingly poor pandemic" according to research by the Financial Times. The report has looked at how the lockdowns and homeworking of the past two years have impacted high streets across the UK - looking specifically at local sales since March 2020. Sales in Harrogate were down by 22.8% on pre-pandemic levels, whilst online sales increased [...]

By |January 19th, 2022|Categories: Business, News|

Harrogate HR expert’s management guide becomes Amazon best-seller

A Harrogate-based HR expert has become an Amazon best-seller after launching a guide for managers. Sally Bendtson, Founder of Limelight HR, has released 'The Planager' - a book to help managers build confidence, understand what good management looks like and plan initiatives to engage their teams. The book gives advice on strategic goals, improving your HR, managing difficult conversations and [...]

By |January 18th, 2022|Categories: Business, News|

Growing law firm joins Harrogate International Festivals’ exclusive sponsors club

A growing Harrogate law firm is increasing its support for one of the North of England’s most respected, and celebrated, arts organisations. Victoria-Avenue based Harrogate Family Law has become a Premier Partner of Harrogate International Festivals, and in doing so joins an exclusive club of local and regional sponsors. And as a thank you, the firm which specialises in divorce, [...]

By |January 17th, 2022|Categories: Business, News|

Business Focus: Harrogate Neighbours

Introducing: Sue Cawthray Company name: Harrogate Neighbours Company website: Social Media: Instagram There’s no doubt that the care sector has been challenged throughout the pandemic. But local care provider Harrogate Neighbours has remained positive thanks to hard work, dedication and commitment from the staff and carers. This week we caught up with Sue Cawthray to find out more… When [...]

By |January 14th, 2022|Categories: Business, News|

Harrogate BID to outline plans for town centre in 2022 at today’s AGM

Initiatives to make Harrogate town centre more vibrant and welcoming during 2022 will be unveiled by Harrogate BID (Business Improvement District) at its AGM today. Today’s meeting is being held at 11am at the town’s Crown Hotel, and will be led by the organisations Chair, Sara Ferguson, who was re-elected at last week’s first BID meeting of the new year. [...]

By |January 13th, 2022|Categories: Business, News|

New Executive Chef appointed to head up Crimple Bar & Kitchen

Crimple has announced the appointment of Tim Kitchen as their new Executive Chef. Originally from Surrey, Tim started his career in London working across brands such as D&D’s portfolio before moving to Leeds and becoming Head Chef at Angelica’s and Crafthouse. Tim joins Crimple from Keelham Farm Shop and will head up Crimple’s Bar & Kitchen, in-house production and events. [...]

By |January 11th, 2022|Categories: Business, News|