Barclays host free Cyber Security Seminar

Barclays Business, in collaboration with the Institute of Directors, are holding a cyber security seminar titled “An overview of Cyber Crime and why we must act now”. Given recent events and the on going threat of cyber crime I am sure you’ll agree this is an important subject for businesses to be aware of.

Event details:

29th June 2017 10am – 11.30am

Location:

Middleton Lodge
Kneeton Lane
Middleton Tyas
Richmond
DL10 6NJ

If you would like to attend please email tina.watson@barclays.com and note there are limited places available and you do not need to be a Barclays customer to attend.

Click here to download the free Barclays Factsheet on Cyber Security

Click here for details of Barclays webinars which are free to attend

Time is running out to enter Northallerton 10K race

Northallerton 10KThe number of entrants for this year’s Northallerton 10k race has exceeded expectations, as organisers anticipate close to 2,000 people on the start/finish line on Northallerton High Street this Sunday. The race on Northallerton High Street, has already attracted more than 800 entrants.

All entrance fees and monies raised go to Pendragon Community Trust. The Pendragon Centre is located in Northallerton and provides support and makes a real difference to the lives of those with physical, mental and emotional difficulties and their families and carers.

The specialist centre provides a wonderful range of sensory experiences and therapeutic and developmental opportunities and support to visitors. It also provides a haven for those clients and their families and carers who are seeking respite and relaxation and an opportunity to meet.

Race organiser Thomas Kerfoot said: “The aim was to attract around 800 runners within the next three years and this is only the second year of the Northallerton 10k so we are thrilled to have already achieved our target.

“Local business has given the event tremendous backing, particularly our headline sponsor Simon Bailes Peugeot, and it will be a fantastic experience for everyone involved.   The atmosphere is always very special with both experienced and novice runners supporting each other, and great crowds cheering on participants.”

Simon Bailes said:  “I’m delighted to be once again supporting the Northallerton 10k as well as raising money for a very worthwhile local organisation, the race brings the community together and people of all ages and abilities get involved, whether running themselves, helping behind the scenes or supporting the participants.”

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Chance for a new era for Northallerton

Chance for a new era for Northallerton’s town centre

New manager appointed

Northallerton, North Yorkshire, May 15, 2017:

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Northallerton BID Manager Julia Chance

After last year’s successful ballot to start a new Business Improvement District (BID) for Northallerton’s town centre, the newly appointed BID board have been busy recruiting a new manager to take forward the ambitious plans to boost business in this popular North Yorkshire county town.

 

The Chair of the Northallerton BID board, Lindsay Judd of Betty’s said: “We’ve sorted out an office base and recruited a manager so we’re ready to get underway in earnest.”

The new BID Manager – Julia Chance started in May and comes to the BID after 6 years of working for Southside BID in Birmingham having just seen Southside through a successful renewal ballot with a 95% approval rating.

Lindsay added “Julia comes to us with a wealth of experience and a real appetite to get stuck in to the task in hand. She’s full of ideas of how to make the town more vibrant and prosperous and the BID is looking forward to working with Julia to make these ideas a reality”

Simon Bailes of Simon Bailes Peugeot, who was part of the successful BID team added “it is important that all businesses in Northallerton engage with, and support, Julia to attract more visitors, shoppers and inward investment to the benefit of everyone living, working and doing business in Northallerton.”

Julia said “I am thrilled to be appointed to manage the ambitious BID programme for Northallerton, which is a great county town with a marvellous retail offer, with its vibrant market and multitude of independents.  In my previous role as BID Manager for Birmingham Southside I was instrumental in improving the business environment for some 367 local businesses so I am eager to start implementing the ambitious programme of activities designed to boost business here.”

The BID has also finalised arrangements with Hambleton District Council which will be collecting the levy which the BID will then invoice the Council for to draw it down. To assist the BID, the Council has agreed to allow quarterly advance payments as well as waiving any charges for the levy collection.  Lindsay stated; “We’re very grateful to the Council who are doing their best to make sure the BID gets off on a strong footing and has the best possible chance to succeed. The first levy notices will be issued towards the end of May – and even here the Council is seeking to help by assuming everyone will want to pay in 10 instalments. All they are asking is that we encourage levy payers to sign up to a direct debit to make the administration straightforward. You can download a Direct Debit Form from this website so please do this as soon as you can.”

Business Baseline Data Survey Launched

In order to measure the impact of the work the BID does we need you to help us gather an accurate picture of where we are as a town and what our customers are like.

Click here to fill in a short survey about your business designed to assist the BID in measuring our impact in the projects and initiatives we deliver on your behalf.

The survey is only 10 questions and will take only 5-10 minutes of your time but it’s vital we get information on your customer base so we can seek to improve it and hopefully boost business for all in our town.

Please note that all data will be collated, anonimised and averaged prior to publishing.  Your data is safe with us, members of the BID Board or any of your competitors will not see your responses.  We will simply use the data supplied to get an accurate picture of business in Northallerton and ensure all marketing is targetted to the customer profiles you send us.

You can also request a hard copy from the BID Office.  Contact us for more details.

800 runners will race in Northallerton 10K

Northallerton 10KTHE county town of North Yorkshire is hosting its second 10km run on May 28th – and organisers have been overwhelmed by the response.

The Northallerton 10K will start and finish on the High Street and follows the huge success of last year when some 500 people took part.

Race organiser Thomas Kerfoot said all 800 places have already been sold  – bringing them closer to their objective of 1,000 entrants within the next three years.

The scenic yet challenging course takes runners out of the town centre, into the countryside and then back for a big finish on the High Street.

Local businesses have got behind the event with an extensive list of sponsors backing the race, with Simon Bailes Peugeot as headline sponsor.

All entrance fees and proceeds will go to Pendragon Community Trust, a Northallerton-based charity that recently opened its doors to a multi-sensory centre catering to a wide range of disabilities.

To find out more visit pendragon-ct.org or the Northallerton 10K Facebook and Twitter profiles.