“Helping Harrogate Hospitality” with Mr B Hospitality : Harrogate Business Support Event

25 Nov 2022

An event put on by Philip Bolson of Mr B Hospitality in partnership with the York & North Yorkshire Growth Hub, to support hospitality businesses in the Harrogate district. Held at Goldsborough Hall, there will be networking opportunities and local speakers, including Andrew Jones, MP for Harrogate and Knaresborough.

Friday 25 November 1pm-3pm, Goldsborough Hall,

The purpose of the event is to discuss & share thoughts on how Hospitality can be supported in the district, and together understand how we can not only survive, but flourish in the years ahead. Those speaking at the event and joining for the networking are:

  • Andrew Jones, MP for Harrogate and Knaresborough.
  • Danny Wild, Principal of Harrogate College
  • Philip Bolson, owner of Mr B Hospitality
  • Helen Suckling, Partnership & Commercial Manager, Destination Harrogate
  • Ross Tatham, General Manager of Goldsborough Hall

Dr Howard Ferguson, Senior Parliamentary Assistant to Nigel Adams MP for Selby and Ainsty will also be joining us at the event.

Please register your interest for the event on this page to receive updates:


  • 12.30pm – Arrive & networking
  • 1.30pm – Welcome – Philip Bolson
  • 1.35pm – Goldsborough Hall – Ross Tatham
  • 1.45pm – Andrew Jones, MP
  • 2.00pm – 4 key things – Philip Bolson
  • 2.10pm – The future – Danny Wild
  • 2.20pm – Destination Harrogate – Helen Suckling
  • 2.30pm – Networking & finish

Date and Venue

Friday 25th November 1pm-3pm, Goldsborough Hall, Church St, Goldsborough, Knaresborough HG5 8NR


Philip Bolson

Philip Bolson owns Mr B Hospitality, a business that exists to help Yorkshire Hospitality be brilliant. The business was set up in 2020 after 30 years in the sector where he has worked with and learnt from some of the best in Hospitality across the UK.

Philip has worked in both General and Regional management roles with businesses such as Whitbread and Travelodge through to being the General Manager of the 5 Star Grand Hotel in York. At the Grand he oversaw a £15m development including the addition of 100 bedrooms, and the development and opening of both the Grand cookery school and Rise Restaurant.

Along the way he has been a landlord, Area Manager for Greggs, UK & Ireland Operations Director for the Wyndham Hotel Group, Operations Director roles with the Management Company Redefine BDL and Splendid Hospitality, owner of a Lodge on the outskirts of York, and M.D. of the Lake District Hotel Group.

Philip also sits on the York & North Yorkshire Chamber Leadership Group advising on Hospitality, a subject of which he is an active advocate across the Region – the businesses and those who work in them.

Further Details

Places are limited, so please register your interest early to avoid disappointment.

If you are interested in participating, please fill in the form on this page and we will be in contact with you. If you would like to know more, please contact joseph.midgley@ynygrowthhub.com

This programme is delivered in partnership between the York & North Yorkshire Growth Hub, City of York Council, Harrogate Borough Council, & Mr B Hospitality

The Growth Hub are collaborating with City of York Council, Harrogate Borough Council and different providers to deliver various fully funded support programmes to businesses based in the City of York and Harrogate district. Places are limited, and we may not be able guarantee any individual business support through more than one of the funded programmes we’re currently offering. Please contact us if you have any queries.