We have some Fantastic news Tarte & Berry are having a very special  visitor, Her Royal highness  Princess Anne.

She along with a number of VIPS be visiting the bakery and we are all invited to cheer her & her party in.

We have never had a Royal Visitor to site before, but we have been told the following.

  • The arrival time cannot be given, but if those who would like to come down please be in the “Garden Car Park” no later than 10.30am.
  • The cars of which we believe will be 6 in total will enter through gate number one off Bagley Lane. A police helicopter will also be flying overhead.
  • We have been asked that the entourage parks close to the unit they are visiting, so we will be coning an area off just outside Unit 23 on the gravel parking area.
  • The Royal party will look round the bakery and speak to Jane & Lucy owners of  Tarte & Berry.
  • On leaving the office she will meet those person who have been influential to Tarte & Berry success, of which Chris & I have been asked to attend.
  • The whole visit should last no more than an hour.


It would be great to see lots of you there, not just to see the Royal guest but also support Jane and Lucy.

After all its not every commercial community that gets a royal visitor.

Look Forward to seeing you all there.

08 June, 2018

Leodis Games is an online retailer of wargames and wargaming accessories.

We are delighted to anouce that have taken occupation of Unit 39(1) at Springfield Mill in Farsley.

They are an online retailer offering up to 20% off wargames including Malifaux, Guild Ball, Infinity, Army Painter and KR Cases

Neil Pritchard one of the co owners says

"It's taken two and a half years of hard work to get here but I am ecstatic to be able to say we final have store!"

"Our aim is to stand out from the rest of the market and we’re doing that by following a few simple strategies, We will tell you if your item is in stock, we'll communicate with you and if we make a mistake we'll admit, appologise and put it right"

So if your into gaming or just dont know where to start, pop in and see Neil & Simon.

Find them at 

Good luck to Neil & Simon 

Happy Gaming 


14 May, 2018

Our Marshmallow Home –by Oonagh Simms


Oonagh Simms is the owner of The Marshmallowist, the UK’s first gourmet marshmallow company. The Marshmallowist handcrafts soufflé marshmallows from fruits, organic herbs and boutique alcohol from their bespoke unit in Hill Top Mill. Combining classic confectionary with unexpected flavours and bold design they are now stocked by leading luxury retailers throughout the UK including Selfridges, Harrods and Harvey Nichols.


We never expected to find our dream working space so easily, and even when I first visited Gaunts Ltd site at Hill Top on a wet Thursday morning, I was unconvinced. “We can customise the space to exactly how you want it, give you the room you need, bespoke for your needs” Hmmm. I’ve heard this before, landlords promising the earth only to be left out of pocket, in a unsuitable space and scanning my lease for an exit strategy.


Well, never have I been so wrong. Lovely Property Manager John Giles, spec’d out my perfect kitchen, designed to achieve the most stringent of food safety certifications He advised on how to make my office area flow better and over cups of tea, has given us helpful nudges towards storing out overflowing packing area a little better.


And everything just fell into place. Since picking up the keys 8 months ago, our team of staff has doubled- because we now have a gorgeous working space with potted plants, neon signs and a break away area. We’ve befriended our fantastic neighbours who (to name just a few) have created us bespoke fire pits for our Toasting Marshmallows Experience in Kew Gardens, dropped us in fresh loaves of Sourdough (Ta very much Roops Bakery) and even fix our marshmallow van when it’s exhausted from all the deliveries. We’ve gone on to win contracts we  had only dreamed of (Nationwide with John Lewis this spring ) and even started selling throughout Europe. All because we had found the space to grow.


I’m not sure I ever realised how intrinsic it was to a developing business that you had the right environment and physical capacity for growth. I, naively, assumed I could find a kitchen and just get on with it. But it takes so much more than that. I want to feel happy and safe going into work, know there is a friendly ‘that’s not a problem’ at the end of the line if I need something fixing. I want to have brilliant neighbours and landlords that want you to be happy. How many businesses can say that? We spend more time a week in this bakery than we do anywhere else. And what an absolute pleasure!  

11 April, 2018




It’s not often you get to spend an hour or so through the week getting pampered.

But that’s exactly what you will get if you call into our new lease holders shop in Ilkley.

The shop is situated right between Costa Coffee and Vision Express.


THE UNIQUE BARBERS SHOP in Ilkley is truly aptly named, for Ali Yazdi and his team,

Yashar and Kamiar make you feel right at home from the moment you walk in.


Yashar makes the best cup of hot Persian tea I ever had.


It’s a bright, clean and well kitted out barbers, which caters from short back and sides to the latest fashion craze to beard treatment and shaves. I can highly recommend the close shave.


We wish Ali and the team all the best of luck.


Check them out on at

or ring Ali on 07448 466 307



24 January, 2018

The Loft Coffee shop under new management 

Its a sad farewell to Jill and Karl who have gone onto pastures new, we wish them all the very best.

But a BIG HELLO to Jane, Marjorie and Gerrard who have taken over. 

Jane says - "All our food is lovingley created, we take great pride in producing high quality food, that we hope you will enjoy"

You can take a seat in the comfortable WIFI FREE seating area, or telephone your order through for take out on 0113 257 3914

They also do food for meetings and staff training they can provide exactly what you need.

Give them a try I am sure you wont be disappointed 

Good luck from all the team at Gaunts 

23 January, 2018