December 16, 2015

Say Cheese – What Happened at our Shepherds Purse Cheeses Members’ Evening

As predicted, Bowcliffe Drivers’ Club Members’ were out in force for our second cheese themed Members’ Evening held on 8th December. Alongside guests, we welcomed Judy Bell MBE of Shepherds Purse Cheeses and Johnny Pearson from Bowcliffe’s wine merchant, House of Townend to the sumptuous surrounds of the Drivers’ Club for an evening of cheese talk and tasting.

December 11, 2015

Legendary Entrepreneurs Share Insight at Charity Event

High-profile entrepreneurs James Lambert OBE, Lawrence Tomlinson and Jonathan Turner – who have built their companies to a legendary status – shared the secrets of their success with Yorkshire business leaders at a one off seasonal charity event last week at Bowcliffe Hall.

December 8, 2015

RIBA ‘Great British Buildings’ Event

Earlier in the Year, the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) awarded the Blackburn Wing the ‘RIBA Yorkshire Award 2015’ and ‘Client of the Year 2015’ to Jonathan Turner and the Bayford Group. Last week, key members of the architect community and notable figures from RIBA were invited to a behind the scenes talk and tour of the award-winning development.

November 24, 2015

Enter now! The Bowcliffe Hall Winter Photography Competition

Today marks the official launch of the very first Bowcliffe Hall Estate ‘Winter Photography Competition’.

We’re asking tenants, visitors and anyone who spends time in and around the beautiful Bowcliffe Estate over the next month to send us their snaps and be in with the chance to win a delicious lunch for four plus a bottle of wine* at the sumptuous Drivers’ Club.

November 24, 2015

Five minutes with Jonathan Turner, Bayford & Co CEO, Bowcliffe Hall Custodian and Swashbuckling Entrepreneur…

For those of you who have met Jonathan, there’s more than a little of the ‘swashbuckling’ about him. Overflowing with energy, charm, enthusiasm and known for his penchant for putting the cat amongst the pigeons and causing complete chaos to the best-made business plans with the introduction of a new-fangled business ideas – Jonathan Turner is a man who knows how to make money, and have fun doing it.

We sat him down and held his attention (for as long as possible) to try and find out a little more about his way of doing business.

November 23, 2015

Bowcliffe Hall Members Event: Cheese Talk and Tasting from Judy Bell MBE at Shepherds Purse Artisan Cheeses

Following the unprecedented success of our first Drivers’ Club Members Evening in September, we’re delighted that Judy Bell MBE from Shepherds Purse Artisan Cheeses will be joining us for our December event.

A gutsy and passionate entrepreneur, Judy started Shepherds Purse in 1987 and is now regarded as one of the UK’s leading independent cheese producers, with no less than seven artisanal cheeses and over 250 awards to the company name.