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Growing North Yorkshire store Simply Dutch has gone in for a spot of Animal Magic – with a taste of Africa mixed in. Simply Dutch, which recently embarked on an expansion programme at its Leeming Bar site near Northallerton, is selling a range of quirky items, including benches designed on elephant and rhino themes. Simply […]

Still time to win the big kitchen giveaway

If you fancy a new kitchen to brighten up your home, there is still plenty of time to win a competition that costs nothing to enter. Oak Free Standing Kitchens, which trades from Leeming Bar, near Northallerton, North Yorkshire, is running a social media competition to give away a bespoke kitchen once they hit the […]

Giving the business card a makeover

For as long as anyone can remember, the humble business card has looked the same. Functional but not particularly inspiring. However, that is changing, according to the owner of a company that specialises in direct marketing and printing. Alastair Smith, who runs Print & Mail Runner, which is based in Hexham, Northumberland, says that more […]

North Yorkshire kitchen company continues its drive into Europe

A rapidly growing business based in North Yorkshire has continued its export drive, having supplied a kitchen to another customer in France and started marketing its wares in Spain. Oak Free Standing Kitchens, which has its showroom and workshops in Leeming Bar, near Northallerton, already designs and produces kitchens for customers based all over the […]

Ten thousand ways to support the big kitchen giveaway

If you fancy a new kitchen to brighten up your home, there are ten thousand reasons to ‘like’ a new competition that costs nothing to enter. Oak Free Standing Kitchens, which trades from Leeming Bar, near Northallerton, North Yorkshire, is running a social media competition to give away an Oak Freestanding Kitchen. The competition launches […]

Kitchen company completes showroom refurbishment

A rapidly growing kitchens business based in North Yorkshire has competed a £20,000 refurbishment of its showroom. Oak Free Standing Kitchens, which has its showroom and workshops in Leeming Bar, near Northallerton, has given the kitchen showroom a new look. The company has also added new kitchens to it bespoke range, which sells all over […]

Fun – don’t talk to me about fun!

There’s a noticeable current trend for injecting fun into the workplace. Some companies opt for table tennis tables in the centre of the office, with more extreme examples such as puppies, ball-pits and slides also being reported. All well and good – work should be enjoyable, and workers are at their most productive when they’re happy […]

It’s in the post….

There was a time not so long ago when a lot of marketing material dropping through the letterbox was dismissed as ‘junk’ mail. However, that is changing, according to the owner of a company that specialises in direct marketing and printing. Alastair Smith, who runs Print & Mail Runner, which is based in Hexham, Northumberland, says […]

Cyber security expert to be guest speaker at conference

Cyber security expert Nick Atkinson will address a prestigious conference about the role that human frailty plays in security breaches. Nick, Commercial Director at Intelligencia Training, will be one of the guest speakers at the Cyber Security UK Roadshow being staged at Middlesbrough Football Club’s Riverside Stadium on Tuesday May 9. Entitled Humans and Technology, Collaborate […]

Property boom leads to 50 per cent sales increase

A North-East company specialising in property auctions is going from strength, having recorded a 50 per cent increase in sales over the past month. Properties Under the Hammer says that the rise is not just about the traditional increase in activity witnessed in Spring but also due to significant changes in the property market. They […]