Changes at Welcome to Yorkshire April to November 2022

In March 2022, the company which operated Welcome to Yorkshire, which was called Welcome to Yorkshire Ltd was placed into Administration.

Silicon Dales Ltd, a business founded in Yorkshire (the name Dales coming from the Yorkshire Dales), purchased all of Welcome to Yorkshire’s assets, including the name, domain names (including yorkshire.com), websites, social media channels, trademarks, business name, IP and all other assets.

The employees who worked for Welcome to Yorkshire Ltd had been made redundant by the administrators before Silicon Dales Ltd made their offer to purchase the business assets.

The business setup a new company, called Yorkshire.com (International) Ltd, which now operates the Welcome to Yorkshire brand, and other assets, including the websites and domains owned by the old company.

  • The new company is headquartered in York, at the following address: Tower Court Oakdale Road, Clifton Moor, York, North Yorkshire, YO30 4XL
  • Company Number: 14038811

What happened to Welcome to Yorkshire Ltd?

Welcome to Yorkshire Ltd, the business, was placed into administration on 1 March 2022, and will in future no longer exist.

Anyone with a claim is encouraged to contact the administrators:

“Rob Adamson, Mike Kienlen and Daryl Warwick were appointed Joint Administrators of Welcome to Yorkshire (“the Company”) on 1 March 2022 and now manage the business, affairs and property of the Company. The Joint Administrators contract as agents of the Company only and without personal liability. Rob Adamson and Mike Kienlen are authorised to act as Insolvency Practitioners in the UK by the Insolvency Practitioners Association, and Daryl Warwick is authorised to act by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. All are bound by the Insolvency Code of Ethics.”

Armstrong Watson LLP

The joint administrators requested that any queries are directed to their dedicated email address: welcometoyorkshire@armstrongwatson.co.uk

Former Members

  • Anyone who was paying a membership fee should contact the Administrators, who should be able to organise full or partial refunds, as appropriate.

The joint administrators requested that any queries are directed to their dedicated email address: welcometoyorkshire@armstrongwatson.co.uk

Creditors

  • Anyone with an invoice or debt to Welcome to Yorkshire Ltd should contact the administrators.

The joint administrators requested that any queries are directed to their dedicated email address: welcometoyorkshire@armstrongwatson.co.uk

What’s Happening Now?

Former Members

If you have an existing profile you’d like to edit or update, you have two options:

  • Open a new subscription – and add a new listing – you will be prompted to insert the URL of an existing listing (or listings) which will be removed and forwarded to your new listing when it is added to the website.
  • Request Removal – if you are no longer trading, or do not wish to maintain a listing in Yorkshire.com, please complete the removal request form, here.

New Members

Anyone who would like to buy advertising or open a new listing on the website, should visit the following pages:

Management Team

At present, the management team is that of Silicon Dales Ltd.

  • Chief Executive Officer: Linda Scott – Linda has worked on publications working on or with some of the largest events in the world, from UEFA Champions League to Paris Fashion Week.
  • Chief Marketing Officer: Jonathan Farrington – Jonathan’s strategies have led to exponential growth for a number of national and international businesses. Overseeing SEO and CRO for household names in Australia and the US, as well as the UK, Jonathan’s projects are focussed on driving sales: selling more hotel rooms, tickets, and physical products.
  • Managing Director: Robin Scott – Robin oversaw the purchase of Welcome to Yorkshire assets, and has taken ownership of the transition from old to new, a role he frequently serves as a consultant to B2B clients, including in the travel and hospitality sector: change management.
  • Future management team – in 2023, appointments will be made to build out a new management team to suit the new Welcome to Yorkshire business.

What about the Tour de Yorkshire?

As well as Yorkshire.com and the Welcome to Yorkshire name and Trademarks, we also acquired some rights to the Tour de Yorkshire event, which we were concerned was destined to fall out of existence with the old Welcome to Yorkshire Ltd entity.

Having established that the main event partners are not in a position to commit to the future of the event, a new replacement event is being actively investigated along with key partners in the cycling world. An announcement on the future of the event will be made in early 2023.


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