Ice cream manufacturer Brymor Ice Cream has invested £130,000 on improvements in its factory.
The premises suffered damage in the freak storms in July last year and the company decided to use this as an opportunity to invest in its manufacturing plant with a new roof, flooring and machinery.
The company, which employs more than 80 people in the height of the season, is planning a series of further investments at the site at Jervaulx, between Middleham and Masham.
The café and ice cream parlour are being refurbished with further improvement work being carried out on the outside areas.
Four new staff members are also being taken on.
Paul Hodgson, managing director at Brymor, said: “We have a vision to create a destination for locals and tourists to come and enjoy the whole year round.
“We have many exciting things and events planned for 2020.
“This follows on from our rebrand in 2019 and the extension of the facilities over the last two years to include an indoor and outdoor play areas and a dog exercise facility.
“We are working with a raft of tourism ventures around the Yorkshire Dales National Park to ensure the Yorkshire Dales continues to be one of the UK’s most visited places.”
Brymor’s story began in 1984 when milk quotas were introduced, forcing Brian Moore, to diversify the spare milk from his small Guernsey herd into making ice cream.
After some trial and error, and lots and lots of tastings sessions, Brian perfected the recipe which Brymor hasn’t changed since.
Brymor is now stocked in more than 300 independent retailers, farm shops and selected supermarkets including Waitrose and Booths.