Last week, Julian visited Juniper Grove Business Park which is located on the outskirts of Ripon and met with representatives from BishopSound, Lynch Filling Systems Ltd, Make it Shine Cleaning Services, Reet Yorkshire Food and TMR Foods Ltd.
BishopSound design, manufacture, sell and distribute loudspeaker systems both in the UK and all over the world for public performance. During the visit Julian was shown around their unit by Andrew Bishop, where he explained about his business. Also in attendance was Alistair Forbes, SME Growth Manager from Harrogate Borough Council and Neil from Innovate UK.
Julian also spoke to John Lynch of Lynch Filling Systems Ltd who, along with Steve Spencer and Joel, have built a CNC machine to build wooden speaker housings and will be collaborating with their neighbour to build speaker cabinets for BishopSound.
Later on, Julian spoke to Mick Phillips of Make it Shine Cleaning Services who spoke about his business, which undertakes commercial cleaning for various clients.
Julian also met Martin Bennett whose business Reet Yorkshire Food, is a new start-up which was launched last year and makes artisan foods, including jams, marmalades, chutneys and relishes. Also located on the Business Park is TMR Foods Ltd, run by Tony Rushton. Julian spoke to Tony about his business, which works to supply the very best seafood to the catering industry.
Julian said 'There are many innovative businesses based in Juniper Grove Business Park and across Skipton and Ripon. It is great to hear that businesses such as BishopSound and Lynch Filling Systems Ltd are collaborating to share their knowledge and expertise. BishopSound have developed and grown since the business was first started many years ago and it is great to see that a number of other businesses have set up shop on Juniper Grove Business Park and can hopefully look forward to the same success for many years to come'.