Cannon Hall Farm

About the Business

Cannon Hall Farm opened to the public in 1989. Since then, the farm has adventure playgrounds, a gift shop, farm shop, two restaurants and an indoor playground – and is now one of the largest farm attractions in the UK!

Cannon Hall was a finalist in The Best Large Attraction Award at The White Rose Awards 2014 and 2015 and won the The Innovation award for its new farmyard at the National Farms for Schools Awards 2015.

Why did Cannon Hall Farm approach Yorkshire Payments for help?

As a rapidly growing tourist attraction with thousands of transactions being processed every day, the team at Cannon Hall was struggling to track which visitor spot on the estate each payment was coming from.

Cannon Hall approached Yorkshire Payments and asked us to help them solve this by implementing a system that would give the team transparency across all transactions and the ability to track where each payment had come from.

What solution did Yorkshire Payments provide?

In order to address the problem, we set Cannon Hall up with multiple merchant identification numbers (MID), providing each location on the estate with a unique MID.

We have also provided around 60 contactless card payment terminals for customers to use in the farm shop, gift shop, dog café restaurant and play gym.

What impact has this made at Cannon Hall Farm?

The team at Cannon Hall now has total visibility into where each payment has come from, meaning that bookkeeping and financial projects can now be carried out much more efficiently as all the required information is easy to access and readily available.

David Mott at Cannon Hall Farm, said:

“We have been with Yorkshire Payments for around 9 months and any teething problems we may have had were dealt with very quickly. The initial bank proposed by Yorkshire Payments didn’t suit our shut off times so they quickly changed us to another processing bank who suited our needs very well. We are very happy and would highly recommend.”

Charity Competition Terms and Conditions

The competition is open to charities based within the region of Yorkshire, UK only. 

There are two charity donation boxes available to win. Two individual charities will be selected as winners and each will receive one of the two charity boxes as a prize.

The prize does not include transaction fees associated with the use of the charity box. Each winning charity will be expected to pay the transaction fees. These amount to 1.5% of the total of any amount processed, plus 3 pence, per donation.

Only one entry per charity will be counted, and Yorkshire Payments reserves the right to ask competition winners to provide for proof of Charitable status. If a competition winner is unable to prove charitable status, Yorkshire Payments reserves the right to select an alternative winner.

The winning charities will be subject to a successful merchant application with AIBMS. The charity donation box will only be supplied if this application is accepted.

By entering this competition entrants accept these terms and conditions together with any specific instructions and terms for such competition which may be mentioned in any electronic messages, or on the website, or communicated to entrants in any other way (“competition information”). Such competition information shall prevail in the event of there being any inconsistency between these competition terms and conditions and any competition information.

Yorkshire Payments may cancel or amend any competition, competition information, or these terms and conditions without prior notice. Any changes will be posted either within the competition information or these terms and conditions.

The opening and closing dates and times for entries are as indicated in the competition information. Any entries received before the opening and after the closing of the competition will be invalid and will not be entered into the competition.

Yorkshire Payments reserves the right to amend the entry deadline for the competition.

By entering the competition entrants warrant that all information submitted by them is true, current, and complete. 

Entry to the competition may only be made through our website –   

charity Competition

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