Sunday, 29 October 2017

In my role of organising the Ryedale Business Awards...Latest News

The Ryedale Business Awards were my idea to celebrate Ryedale Businesses -whatever their size. 

We have now secured the judges and almost all of the sponsors for the 8 categories. 

To tell you a bit more about our latest sponsor for the Ryedale Business Awards 
Welcome to the John Cracknell Youth Enterprise Bank

The John Cracknell Youth Enterprise Bank is for young people who live in Hull, East Riding and the towns of Malton, Norton on Derwent, Pickering in Ryedale and the town of Scarborough, aged up to and including 21 years old. It offers grants of up to £1,000 for individuals or groups of young people who need finance to help make their idea happen. (More funding will be considered in exceptional circumstances). The idea should benefit other people or help the applicant develop an enterprising idea.
The Youth Enterprise Bank (YEB) is not just about giving financial support we also offer practical help with developing your business idea. The YEB works closely with the City Regeneration and Policy Youth Enterprise team. The Youth Enterprise Bank is managed by a group of trustees, chaired by Maureen Foers OBE and linked to the Hull Youth Enterprise Partnership.
To-date over 350 young people from Hull have benefited from this source of funding, buying items such as: Computers, Business Stationery, Websites, Photography Equipment, Bicycle Repair Equipment, Chocolate Making Equipment, Dance costumes for local bands, equipment for mobile hairdressers and much more..
In 2015 the John Cracknell Youth Enterprise Bank won Enterprising Britain and was a runner up in the European Enterprise Promotion Awards

Monday, 9 October 2017

The Grand Opening of the Orangery

Thank you to the Fawcett Brothers, who own the Fairfax Arms in Gilling East, in entrusting me to organising the Grand Opening of their new Orangery. Along with it, a networking event with Welcome to Yorkshire. I worked along side Sarah Barrowby from Welcome to Yorkshire who organised that Sir Gary Verity would come along and open the Orangery.

With around 100 guests arriving ,the sun answered my prayers and duly came out to add to a successful event.

Head Chef Ben Turner was in charge of the kitchen. Very grateful to Ben's wife, who was very considerate to have her baby a couple of days before- another prayer answered. CanapĂ© were well received and then a brilliant bbq with 28 day old steaks from R and J Butchers.  Hodgson's fish was equally tasty with top quality prawns which with chorizo added made for mouthwatering kebabs.

If you have not already been along to enjoy the £250k investment of the new build of the Orangery I hope you will do so soon. There is something about still inside this light and airy space and watching the world go by as you eat.

No expense has been spared to create an outdoor sitting area which overlooks the village stream .It is furnished with delightful flower filled baskets

The Orangery has already been host to a christening, various birthday parties and before and after wedding celebrations.

Anne-Marie and Christian, the joint general managers-  are on hand to discuss your needs. Should you would like to book the Orangery telephone on 01439 788212

Monday, 10 April 2017

Great to get in the News

Whatever your business -large or small it is always good to remind people that you are around. March was a good month for some of my clients after getting mentions in The Sunday Times  and in press  and on line articles in Lincolnshire. It is surprising how many of your customers will come from a 2 hour driving radius.

If anyone has been starting off a "new shoot" in their business please let me know. It isn't always what you think makes the headlines or takes the eye of an editor. Remember though it has to be news and with a story rather than just looking for free publicity.

If you are stuck for an idea to showcase or stand out from the crowd please get in touch with me now on 01347 868526.

Time for me to go now and find my Easter bonnet