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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 […]

Shop continues its expansion

Growing North Yorkshire business Simply Dutch has embarked on an expansion programme that includes a new display area and a new hairdressing salon for customers at its Leeming Bar shop, near Northallerton. Simply Dutch, which has been trading since 2003, is well known for selling an eclectic range of items, ranging from paintings and ornaments to furniture. […]

There is at least one definite winner in the election campaign

The owner of a North East print and direct mailing company says that the General Election has proved good for business with a 15 per cent increase in his workload in May. Alastair Smith, who runs Print & Mail Runner, which is based in Hexham, Northumberland, said that companies such as his have enjoyed a […]

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 […]