Monday 3 July 2023

A BEVERLEY-based company has been listed as one of the fastest-growing in the UK according to a report by the Sunday Times listing the top 100 companies. Vuba, whose headquarters are on the Grovehill Industrial Estate, were 43rd in the annual survey, based on annual sales growth of 85.83 per cent over three years.

Sean Scott, 35, who founded the company in his father’s garage in 2009, told Beverley FM he’s currently in talks with East Riding Council over plans to move to a new site in the town, leading to more expansion and jobs. Turnover has increased by £3 million in the past year, with employee numbers rising from 35 to 60.

Vuba makes resin-bound surfacing used for paving and driveways. The material has grown in popularity because of its environmental benefits — resin-bound surfaces are permeable and allow water to drain through. The company saw sales reach £9.6 million last year and Scott recently entered a partnership to distribute its products to 140 dealers across North America.

AN ARABLE farm at Tickton that has been diversifying since the pandemic is planning an open air artisan “makers’ market” this coming weekend, based around a newly-installed Tipi tent. Lots of traders have already signed up and organiser Claire Adamson told us there would be art and crafts stalls, food, drinks and cakes with lots of activities for children as well.

Tickton Farm is just off the A1035 near to Tickton Grange and the market will be signposted. It will be open from 10am – 4pm both Saturday and Sunday.Admission costs £1 with 50 per cent of the proceeds going to Dove House Hospice.

THE BEVERLEY Singers will be in concert at Toll Gavel Methodist Church on Sunday afternoon, raising money for the Queens Centre at Castle Hill Hospital. The concert, which starts at 2.30pm, is called “Our Favourite Things”. Tickets cost £5, including refreshments, from the Tourist Information Centre.