Tony Webster, who took over Scotts of Helmsley in March 2013, has been given the responsibility of helping to promote the market town and attract visitors to the area. Helmsley in Business is a group of 41 businesses – including Mr Webster’s own thriving operation – working together to ensure the continuing success of the […]
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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 […]
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 […]
A recent BBC Radio 4 News article highlighted developments by Paypal which they believe will impact on way local retailers will be able to compete with online retailers. A sceptical British follow up queries their enthusiasm. You can listen to it here: What do you think?
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 […]
Taking place at Scotts of Helmsley. Doors open at 7.30pm. Ticket price £15 includes fish and chip supper (veggie option) and wine. Want to find out more? Then watch the slide show: To reserve your tickets please phone 01439 771 665 and let the receptionist know how many you would like. Organised by the Ryedale […]
Scotts of Helmsley answered a cry of help from the nearby International Centre for Birds of Prey, who were looking for a regular supply of fresh fish to feed to one of their star attractions – an ultra rare Steller’s sea eagle. The bird in question – now tucking into fish-without-the-chips seven days a week […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Have you read Selina Scott’s recent Telegraph article about the battle Malton traders are fighting to protect their future? In it she mentions Kirkbymoorside’s ongoing skirmish over the Gladman Housing development – you can read it here.
A short montage set to Greg Lake’s “I Believe in Father Christmas”, featuring events on the Family Fun Day that took place in Helmsley, North Yorkshire on Saturday 7th December 2013, as part of the national event “Small Business Saturday“.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Award-winning fish and chip shop, Scotts of Helmsley, has signed up to a national fundraising initiative to help raise vital funds for the Fishermens Mission, a charity that provides support to active and retired fishermen and their families across the UK. Scotts of Helmsley is one of only two fish and chip shops in North […]
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 […]
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 […]
In return for attending IT based courses for 12 hours (courses are highly recommended and local) you get up to £700 grant funding to ‘improve or extend your Internet use’. To be eligible you need to be in North Yorkshire and sell business to business. Find out more here.
It was lovely to meet Sarah French at the Helmsley Walled Garden during the Ryedale Literary Festival. She was busy out and about the garden filming the activities and I invited her to share her finished film with readers of the blog, so here it is: Her newly formed film production company would love to […]
Join Welcome to Yorkshire at one of a series of road shows across the county to celebrate the world’s largest annual sporting event – the Tour de France – coming to Yorkshire in 2014. Find out more about our successful bid to host the Grand Départ and most importantly, what your business can be doing […]
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 […]
Think Fresh, located on Meeting House Court, has only been opened a month but sales have been good says owner Colin Hope. Colin and his team are well known in the town after having run a market stall for many years but this is their first venture with a shop. Alison, pictured below, was delighted […]