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YORKSHIRE BUSINESS NEWS SU PPORTI N G NE W VE NTURE S The Opportunity Centre in York is pleased to announce the opening of York Office Hub, offering friendly co-working spaces for new startups, freelancers, remote workers and growing businesses. The space has been set up after identifying the need to give local businesses a home, providing those who work independently the opportunity to join a community of diverse professionals to support their business growth. York Office Hub will be offered on a no contract basis and simple monthly payment. Contact 01904 656655.

PERFECT SH O PPI NG DESTI N AT IO N Scotch Corner Designer Village will be the leading outlet shopping and leisure destination in the North of England when it opens in 2020. The 25-acre site will comprise over 80 stores and ten restaurants and cafés. It will be home to a mix of premium and best of high street stores and a number of premium Yorkshire brands. The ambition is to introduce an extensive leisure offer to create a destination offering a fantastic dayout experience. www.scotchcorner

B LO OM I NG MA RV E L LO U S BREAD Hull’s Jacksons bakery has expanded production with a new £40m stateof-the-art bakery. The new bakery can make around 10,000 loaves of bread an hour and has been built to support Jacksons’ main bakery in Hull, which makes sandwich bread and Jacksons’ Yorkshire’s Champion Bread. Part of the family-owned William Jackson Food Group, which owns Abel & Cole, Wellocks, MyFresh and The Food Doctor.


P E R FE CT H AVEN Spring sees the opening of the luxury 47-bedroom hotel and wellness retreat Grantley Hall. The 17th century Grade II listed mansion house has been lavishly renovated and will boast a diverse range of bars and restaurants plus a new spa, ELITE luxury gym and wellness facilities. In addition, a design led stand-alone building, The Garden Pavilion, has been created, which houses the principal wedding and function suite, a champagne and cocktail bar and a vibrant pan-Asian bar and restaurant.

WO RLD CLASS Synergy Automotive is outperforming household names globally to measure customer loyalty. The vehicle leasing business has a consistent ‘world-class’ Net Promoter Score of 94 which exceeds Apple’s score of 63 and Netflix with 62 and achieved its Gold Trusted Service Award for delivering a 5-star customer experience for the fourth consecutive year.

C E L EBRATING S U CC ESS A significant year for the food manufacturer Symington’s. They invested heavily in their brands, running a highly successful TV campaign for Mugshot and introducing category leading NPD for their number one Authentic brand Naked. Strategic partnerships with their Free From brand ilumi and Disney have helped drive further growth. In addition to this they recently launched a tie up with St George’s Crypt to help support the homeless and vulnerable in Leeds

CO N SU LATE O F PAK ISTAN To enhance relations and serving the community, the Consulate of Pakistan in Bradford is working to promote people to people contacts, trade, tourism, culture and interfaith harmony. Pakistan is a natural

destination for British entrepreneurs and investments arising out of economic growth of the Pakistani economy due to China-Pakistan Economic corridor (CPEC).

NE W OW NERS Following Sky Betting and Gaming’s acquisition by The Stars Group Inc., the Yorkshire-based tech business heads into 2019 as part of one of the world’s largest publicly listed online gaming companies. The transaction will allow SBG to offer best in-class products to a truly global audience from Leeds. A continued record of job creation and investment in Yorkshire, with talented people and high-quality tech expertise here have been key to recent growth.

LAND M ARK RE CYC LING ADVANCE Harrogate Water, Britain’s oldest bottled water brand, has announced a switch to more than 50% recycled content in its PET bottles. The industry-leading move matches the recycled content of its glass bottles. CEO James Cain said: “It is not an inevitability that PET bottles end up in our rivers and oceans. We’re all responsible for ensuring that we dispose of our packaging properly and recycle our bottles so that they can go on to become another bottle.”

JO INING TH E FAM ILY JCT600 are delighted to have been chosen by luxury brand Rolls-Royce as their representative in Yorkshire. Bringing this world-leading motor marque back to Yorkshire after an absence of almost 20 years, JCT600 will offer both new and pre-owned Rolls-Royce cars, as well as full aftersales services from its new home at their flagship specialist cars location in Leeds. JCT600 has a long heritage of partnering with leading car marques.

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This is Y Magazine 2019  

This is Y Magazine 2019