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Fattorini the jewel in town’s crown for 185 years

A historic jeweller established 185 years ago by an Italian immigrant has been commemorated in Harrogate with a special brown plaque.

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man on a Mission: Chief executive Fergus Bailie wants CDS to become one of the top 100 companies  to work for in the next three years. Picture: simon hulme

CDS maps out the road ahead with aim to create 100 new jobs

A COMMUNICATIONS agency with a strong track record of working with public sector organisations is looking to add around 100 more jobs in the next few years.

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Left to right: Heather MacBrairdy, Horizon Leeds; Rebecca Hutchinson, The Leeds Club; Alan Gallacher, Northern Ballet and Julian Kettleborough, The Studio.

Teamwork to bring in the visitors

Four independent venues are coming together as part of a strategic collaboration to boost visitor numbers and increase dwell time in Leeds.

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wizard of aus: Zoe Hopkinson is to spend a week in Melbourne and a week in Sydney after invites from cake firms. Pictures: steve riding

Just fancy that, cake decorator heads to Australia

A cake decorator from Yorkshire is heading to Australia to share her baking secrets with foodies down under.

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tale of the tape: A youth Trail Hiker team cross the finishing line as a group of four. The Eco Trail Trekker in Leeds is set ot be an annual event with the first on October 2017.

Entreprenuers on the trail of a new sporting franchise for UK

Two Yorkshire-born businessmen are bringing a new sporting event to the city of Leeds that will help raise funds for charities.

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cash call: Achille Traore is aiming to take the pain out of collecting money for social events. Picture: simon hulme

Website where you can just click and collect

A technology entrepreneur is aiming to revolutionise the way friends and families collect and manage money for social events.

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Mark Skelton, Project iCare ambassador for Talk Direct, at the O2 store in the Merrion Centre. Picture: James Hardisty. Date: 11th October 2016.

Pioneering mobile phone service a lifeline for the partially sighted

A mobile phone retailer is helping blind and partially sighted people access technology through a pioneering service.

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Karl Mason with his wife Catherine with Yorkshire's first Gin, at the New Ellington, York Place, Leeds...12th June 2013.Picture by Simon Hulme

Yorkshire gin firm looking to European growth

A premium gin producer is looking to Europe as it plots the next chapter in its growth.

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The Peppered Pig, based in Goole, will open the Pig Inn in January 2017 as it looks to become more of a destination outlet. The hotel will feature six en suite rooms and a function room.  The business was set up in December 2009 by Sam Mitchell and her husband Glen. Mrs Mitchell always hankered for a little restaurant of her own.

Peppered Pig adds hotel rooms to the menu

A rural Yorkshire restaurant is set to launch a hotel in order to capitalise on demand from further afield.

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Marc Westerman and Steve Rowbottom, directors, Westrow.

Westrow aims to stay at the cutting edge

A hairdressing business is looking to expand as it heads towards its 30th anniversary.

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think pink: Scott Hardwick, owner of Hardwick Plant, and his partner Cheryl Woollands with the pink digger bought to celebrate the impending birth of their daughter Rosie.

Pretty in pink to celebrate birth of daughter

The boss of a digger company is celebrating the prospect of finally becoming a dad to a baby girl with the addition of a pink JCB mini excavator to the company’s fleet.

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Xtraflex has pipeline to the world

A manufacturing company that exports its products to over 50 countries around the world is looking to double its workforce after entering new markets and securing contract wins.

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Matthew Seavers: Inspiration for DemografiQ came when he had hit rock bottom.

Entrepreneur aims to tackle political apathy

A digital entrepreneur is hoping to turn his life around with the launch of a new online polling platform.

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CurePharma founders, Mustafa Al-Shalechy (left) and business development manager, Ali Alshamari, who are to export pharmaceuticals and healthcare products to Iraq.

CurePharma to take medicine to Iraqi people

Two pharmacists are aiming to make medicine accessible anywhere in Iraq with the launch of their new business.

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Jacob Hill is looking to make a change with Offploy.

Business aims to prove life after prison is possible

Two years ago Jacob Hill thought he was “indestructable”. Everywhere he went, he was being showered with praise and was seen as a rising star in business.

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zainah khan: The entrepreneur launched the Chakra service to help show employers the monetary value of their staffs mental well-being and to understand the impact on their business. Picture: Vicky Matthers Leeds Beckett University

Aim to bring mental health into the open

Mental health can easily be overlooked by businesses due to the pressure the firms are under to get on with their everyday work, according to a psychotherapist.

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the big fish: Ricky Stoddarts Koi Wholesale business boasts more than 60 per cent of the UKs Koi Carp trade despite the company being only four years old.

Koi, you! Carp import business takes off

A business venture to import specialist Koi Carp from Japan for UK resale has reached turnover of £788,000 in less than five years and spawned embryo businesses.

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Reece Van Sanden with his bespoke furniture.

Reece is aiming to be part of the furniture

A craftsman is carving out a new focus for his business by building bespoke furniture for local homes and companies.

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Europe proving a big draw for Langver

Europe proving a big draw for Langver

A producer of ratchet tensioners for curtain sided trailers is eyeing Europe for expansion after securing 90 per cent of the UK market.

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Matt leBlanc, Top Gear presenter.

Aerial Republic moves up a gear for TV

A drone company from Yorkshire secured a lucrative deal to film footage of the new series of BBC’s motoring show Top Gear.

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