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The Lambert Consultation
Local people are to be asked how they want to see a former Thirsk hospital redeveloped.
Hambleton District Council is buying the Lambert Hospital to save it for the community it served. It closed its doors to patients over three years ago.
Councillors are looking at a range of ideas on how to convert the buildings but will also undertake widespread public consultation to gather local views. That will be kick started by a public meeting next
In this month's SPOTLIGHT feature we talk to Lee Harris-Hamer from White Horse Cleaning Services Ltd.
1. When did you start your business?
White Horse Cleaning Services Ltd started in May 2016.
2. What led you to start a business/how did it all begin?
I was medically discharged from the armed forces through mental health and physical injuries that was sustained during a training course.
3. What do you like about Thirsk?
We have a great sense of community and
Join us to learn about the top five features you must include in your employment contracts. Working with Thirsk & District Business Association this seminar has been designed for business owners and employers.
Date: Tuesday 12 March 2019
Location: Thirsk Racecourse, Station Road, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 1QL
Time: 9.30am - 1.00pm
Cost: FREE to business owners and employers
We will also cover:
• Employment entitlements - e.g. personal leave
• Contract and policies - What is the difference?
• Unfair dismissal
Northallerton BID Manager
The County Town of North Yorkshire, Northallerton is seeking to appoint a BID and Town Centre Manager to:
- Promote the High Street as a retail, commercial, entertainment and leisure hub;
- Broaden the attractiveness of the High Street to users in terms of its retail mix and wider leisure and commercial appeal;
- Support the performance of the businesses located in the High Street;
- Bring about physical improvement and develop and add to the cultural offer of
Northallerton BID Co-ordinator
Do you enjoy marketing, love your smart phone and get a kick out of social media? Do you have great customer service skills and are friendly and approachable? Do you have good IT skills and are confident on the phone?
If the answer is yes to the questions above; please take a look at our latest job opportunity? Perhaps you are from a retail background and are interested in place/destination management or you have worked
Have you hit a STOP in the growth of your reach on Facebook? Not 100% on how to use Facebook to help grow your business but already using it?
Event date: 6th March 2019
Event location: The Durham Ox, West Way, York, YO61 4TE
Event time: 09:30 – 16:30
Click here to book via Eventbrite.
- Review current social media & marketing activity
- Define target audience & are they using social media & if so which
Thirsk independent traders have collaborated to create a their very own ‘Christmas in Thirsk’ video on social media, a spoof of the Visa UK Christmas advert, featuring local shopkeepers singing along to the Mariah Carey song ‘All I Want For Christmas is You’. The commercial is a rallying cry to the community to shop local in the run up to Christmas.
Richard Gladstone of the Connection Gallery Thirsk, said “I really like the Visa UK Christmas Advert but when I
Join us for our delayed Christmas Lunch in February at The Durham Ox, Crayke
Event date:Wednesday 20th February 2019
Event time: 12 noon
Venue address: The Durham Ox, Westway, Crayke, Easingwold, YO61 4TE
The lunchtime event will be a format of informal and relaxed networking. In 2019 we want to offer different timings and days (rather than just breakfast meetings) to attract a wide range of individuals.
Members of the T&DBA and non-members are all welcome, it will be the same price
The Thirsk Coworking Group is a popular FREE informal coworking event for freelancers, small business owners, homeworkers and those who are otherwise self-employed. Those attending are free to bring their laptops and paperwork etc and enjoy working alongside others, collaborating, chatting and so on. Sessions such as these are great for accountability (getting that piece of work done that you procrastinate over at home/the office), sharing experiences, offering advice and support as appropriate and working alongside like-minded individuals.
Thirsk makes it into the Special Mention category for the Great British High Street Competition as recognition by the shortlisting panel.
They received 240 entries across the ‘Champion’ and ‘Rising Star’ categories this year. It has been fantastic to see such a strong response from across the country for this year’s awards – a real testament to the important role that high streets play in our lives and our communities.
It is therefore a great achievement for Thirsk to