Our home city of Ripon has been a local centre of commerce for 1200 years, and today remains alive with commercial activity while rich in "ancient charm". Check out these websites (current at June 2009):
Dallamires Lane, with optimal access to the A61 bypass, is a thriving business community. Type 'Ripon Dallamires' into your search engine and you'll find many other firms which maintain a web presence.
Away from town, Dallamires Lane also offers pleasant walks to the rivers
Skell and Ure, and along the renovated canal to the famous Racecourse.