Chapters Hotel and Restaurant and The House have joined forces to produce three short films to promote the Tees Valley market towns of Stokesley, Yarm and Northallerton.
Steven Bell owns Chapters Hotel and Restaurant in Stokesley. He and his brother Peter also own The House designer fashion stores in Yarm and Northallerton.
The videos, each lasting around 3 minutes, highlight why Yarm, Stokesley and Northallerton are great places to visit and to do business.
In August 2004, the Bell brothers took over their first designer clothes outlet, after having sold their chain of 54 convenience stores to Sainsbury’s.
The first store, The House in Yarm, was followed by the purchase of Leopard at Harrogate and Brills in Leeds, which have also been renamed, The House.
The latest addition to The House portfolio opened in Northallerton in December 2006.
In 2005, Steven Bell bought Chapters Hotel and Restaurant and subsequently carried out a substantial refurbishment.
The gourmet restaurant has quickly developed a name for fine dining.
Steven Bell said: “Yarm, Stokesley and Northallerton are very similar, with traditional high streets and picturesque market squares. The towns have developed over recent years and forged an excellent reputation for shopping and eating out.
“The internet is a very powerful and global medium and we decided to utilise this to show people across the world what a fantastic area we live and work in. We are passionate about the Tees Valley and we want to encourage people, not only tourists but those who live locally, to visit Yarm, Stokesley or Northallerton and we can guarantee that they will be delighted with what they discover.”