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Nunnington Hall are holding a Yorkshire Market on August 31st this year, and we would like to encourage as many local businesses as possible to take part. We’ll have food and drinks stalls, arts and crafts. Nunnington Hall gets around 65,000 visitors a year, so it will be a great opportunity for local businesses. Pitches […]

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Superfast North Yorkshire

Free marketing training for Helmsley retailers

Join us for an action-packed morning that will change everything you know about promoting your business online. This hands-on workshop will be delivered by experienced online marketer Pascal Fintoni. Pascal will guide you through sessions filled with advice that will transform your thinking and approach to online marketing. This training is ideal for decision-makers and […]

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Any Helmsley girls looking for a Prom dress?

All this week on your neighbouring Kirkbymoorside Town Blog we’ve been running a Prom Week feature highlighting prom dresses that are available to hire and purchase from Dress2Impress located in Crown Square, Kirkbymoorside. You can view all the photos here but just as a taster here’s a small selection: Our models; Amy, Julia and Sara […]

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Run a Ryedale tourism business? Need to know more about Social Media?

Then come to a free workshop tomorrow afternoon in Pickering. Ryedale District Council are delighted to offer local tourism businesses the opportunity to benefit from the popular Superfast North Yorkshire Online Marketing workshops that have until now been ineligible to attend. We are able to provide one workshop session free of charge to tourism businesses […]

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Scotts of Helmsley

And the award goes to …. Scotts of Helmsley

Scotts of Helmsley has been presented with the National Federation of Fish Friers (NFFF) Fish and Chip Quality Award – putting them in the top 2.5 per cent of chippies in the country. To qualify, each establishment has to go through an inspection by an NFFF approved judge, who assesses the shop’s presentation, hygiene and […]

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Supporting local traders and trading in Helmsley

Came across this infographic via Twitter this morning – thanks @MicroBizGirl and @IndieRetailUK and thought you might find it interesting: Visit Support for Independent Retail Note – there is a directory of independent retailers on there where you can do a search by town and postcode to find your local independent retailers so of course […]

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A day at the museum – Ryedale Folk get-together

A start of season get-together is planned for local businesses to hear about the museum’s busy year of projects and celebrations. Local businesses including accommodation providers are being given the opportunity to hear about the Ryedale Folk Museum’s birthday plans in a special get-together on Tuesday 18 March. Presentations will be given by director Jennifer […]

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Helmsley ice cream maker wins national prize

A local ice cream maker has struck gold again after winning top honours for his latest flavour creation. David Otterburn’s speciality Marathon Madness ice cream – inspired by the popular peanut chocolate bar – won the open flavour class at the National Ice Cream Competition. Judges were also delighted by David’s chocolate, strawberry and vanilla […]

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Free seminar on business sustainability

Opportunity Green: 10 steps to becoming a sustainable business Your Invitation to a FREE seminar on Monday 3rd March 2014, West Offices, City of York Council, York Do you want to cut your overheads and become a stronger, more sustainable business? Would you like to win more business and stand out from the crowd? Sustainability […]

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Women in business success story

Female entrepreneurs are dominating the high street according to experts – and one Ryedale town is a prime example of women driving economic growth into town centres. Data used in a report from the Federation of Small Businesses showed that the UK’s high streets have seen a dramatic increase in the number of women starting […]

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Christmas Tree Festival raises £2700

Helmsley’s second Christmas Tree Festival has been hailed a success for bringing in the crowds and raising £2,700 for good causes. The event, which was held in Helmsley’s All Saints’ Church from December 6 to December 19, showed off 30 trees individually decorated by different organisations in the town.  It also included a festive trail […]

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The Milburn Arms at Rosedale Abbey, Pickering to Reopen as a Country House Hotel

The team behind award-winning wedding venue, Danby Castle, are thrilled to announce they will be reopening the once-thriving Milburn Arms Hotel at Rosedale Abbey, Pickering. Danby Castle Ltd is overseeing the renovation of the building and will be reopening The Milburn Arms as a Country House Hotel, Bar and Restaurant by Easter 2014. The Hotel […]

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Helmsley Arts Centre Community Choir

This is the Helmsley Arts Centre Community Choir singing in full voice and with great gusto, in Helmsley Market Place and at Barker’s Yard. The choir were taking part in Helmsley Festive Fun Day and supporting “Small Business Saturday” on the weekend. Conducted by Em Whitfield Brooks they sounded great! Mike Ward – Kirkbymoorside Camera […]

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Tesco proposal for Helmsley

Understandably talk is rife in Helmsley about the possibility of a Tesco Express taking over the ground floor of the Town Hall. Read the Gazette & Herald article if you haven’t already. With the County Council looking to cut costs moving the Library to a new location with a lower rent seems to be on […]

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Thomas’s wins mince pie award

Life is sweet at Helmsley-based Thomas the Baker as staff celebrate the unprecedented success of their mince pies in Good Housekeeping’s hard-fought annual festive taste test. The standard-setting magazine tested 165 festive foods this year, including 19 mince pies from all the big-name supermarkets and high-end retailers. After chewing over the facts (probably over a […]

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Pickering Business Group – Pop Up Business Advice Café

As you may have seen in the local press working with the North Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership, the Federation of Small Businesses, Barclays Bank, Ryedale District Council and Johnsons Accountants the Pickering Business Group are organising the event on the 27th and 28th November in Pickering Memorial Hall. It is an opportunity for any business […]

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Local building company wins prestigious award

Stephen Pickering Traditional Building Services Ltd has recently completed the final stage of restoration works to Howsham Mill. Stephen and his team have returned the mill back to its former glory, including new roof works, stonework sandstone floors and cobbling. All works were carried out using traditional methods including transporting the materials to site with […]

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Sutton Bank Bikes – coming soon!

Brand new ‘Sutton Bank Bikes’ cycling centre will open in the autumn thanks to a new partnership between Pace Cycles and the North York Moors National Park Authority. Located at the stunning Sutton Bank top it aims to encourage more people to cycle and enjoy the fabulous landscape of the National Park – probably the […]

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Helmsley’s Black Swan goes pink!

Fancy an evening ‘In the Pink’ a charity fund raising evening with fun, fashion, food and frivolity on the menu? In support of Cancer Research UK, The Black Swan at Helmsley are delighted to team up with fellow town business Pennita, the ladies’ designer fashion boutique, to offer this fabulous evening event. The theme of […]

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