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16th February 2021

9 Positive Local Business Stories of the Week

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As a result of this challenging time, amazing stories have come to light, showing not only how resilient people and organisations are, but how they have used this difficult time to help out their wider community.

Here’s another batch of inspirational stories, from local businesses across the UK: 

1. How iconic Yorkshire businesses Bettys and Taylors of Harrogate have adapted during the pandemic

Amidst all the trials and tribulations of the past year, it would seem the simplest of pleasures still ring true.

Yorkshire Post

2. New family-run Burton Latimer shop to showcase county's quality produce

A new family-run shop will open in the next month, selling locally-sourced meat, cheeses, fruit and veg, baked goods and more.

Northamptonshire Telegraph

3. Peterborough accountant becomes one of the youngest in the country to start his own practice during lockdown

A Peterborough accountant has become one of the youngest in the country to start his own practice.

Peterborough Telegraph

4. Garforth couple gets a taste of success in lockdown

When a young Leeds couple decided to sell sweets in addition to doing full time jobs to raise money to go travelling around the world, little did they know how it would turn out.

Yorkshire Evening Post

5. Meet the Northampton woman who went from coronavirus redundancy to selling out of her Chinese dumplings

'I've always wanted to spread happiness and joy and for me, eating dumplings is instant happiness'

Northampton Chronicle and Echo

6. New cafe Wooden Galley serving up comfort food to Sunderland residents

Taking up a formerly empty unit in Hendon, the menu will include takeaway calorie counted and macro-balanced meals as well as breakfasts, panackelty, lasagne, Sunday dinners, pastas and more.

Sunderland Echo

7. The Bankhouse Inn Pudsey gets £220,000 overhaul as brewery searches for new landlords

Over £224,000 of investment into The Bankhouse Inn is planned by owner Star Pubs and Bars, in an effort to attract new operators.

Yorkshire Evening Post

8. Restaurant plans being served up for landmark Preston pub

The family behind one of Preston’s most celebrated restaurants have announced plans to open a second eatery.

Lancashire Post

9. These shops are still open in Kirkcaldy town centre

There are still a number of shops open for business across Kirkcaldy’s town centre during this lockdown.

Fife Today

If you know of any businesses that are achieving great things, or if you think that your own business’s efforts would be worth hearing about, please contact group commercial content editor Mark Waldron at  

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