By its very geography, York and North Yorkshire is home to a diverse range of businesses.
Regardless of size or sector, the York & North Yorkshire Growth Hub is here to provide free and impartial business support. We are government-funded but locally based, which means that we provide tailored support based around the needs of our unique region.
How we’ve helped other businesses like yours
Click on the videos below to see how we have helped other businesses in the region or read more of our case studies here.
What is a Growth Hub?
York & North Yorkshire Growth Hub
We’re one of 38 Growth Hubs set up by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
Helping you access support and funding
Accessing funding and finance for your business can be confusing and overwhelming at times. You can contact our helpdesk and our team will be able to assess your business needs and introduce you to the providers of the appropriate support. You can contact them by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
We know your time is limited and you need to access information quickly. Our website provides information on local support schemes in relation to skills, finance, sustainability, import and export, and more. In addition, we have details of events across the region and you can find out how we’ve supported other local businesses to expand their set up.
Good for you, great for York and North Yorkshire
Ensuring your business has everything it needs to succeed is not only great for you but also for our regional economy, so getting you the support you need and at the right time is our key priority.
“It’s about creating conversations, not paperwork. When running a small business, time is one of your most valuable assets and mistakes are costly. We want small business owners to be able to quickly find someone they can trust.”
David Kerfoot MBE, Chairman, Kerfoot Group
Four issues key to social enterprise survival
Social enterprises face a unique and complex series of issues. To ensure the long-term health and survival of your social enterprise, an understanding of these issues is vital. In this article, I will summarise four key areas you need to consider: sources of funding, governance considerations, the power of people, and sustainable growth.
New robot will be ‘one of the team’ as Hunmanby manufacturing firm streamlines production
A PRECISION engineering firm near Filey is adding an advanced robot to its workforce after winning funding to upgrade its production process with the latest technology.
Peer to peer lending Q&A
Looking for an alternative route to financing your business? Peer to peer (P2P) lending is one of the options.
06th June 202312:30 pm - 2:00 pmFREE
6 June - Paula Grizzard- "Connect and Prosper: The Art of Networking for Success"
Top tips from Paula Grizzard entrepreneur and networker, how to pitch, how to get results and find your tribe. If you have ever worried or felt anxious about going to a networking event, pitching your business or just showing up – this session is for you! Leave with confidence and clarity, ready for your next networking event.
13th June 20239:00 am - 5:00 pmFREE
13 Jun - Harrogate Co-Lab: Business Support Drop-In Session
This free drop-in service based in Harrogate can help answer your questions and direct you to relevant business support, resources and programmes.
20th July 20234:30 pm - 6:00 pmFREE
20 July - Web Design & Development for Digital Business
Hosted at York St. John’s Enterprise Centre, Agency51 will be delivering an in-depth guidance session on the key phases of bringing your business directly to your target market in a digital-first world. Consisting of a team of specialists with countless years of experience in web design, development, and marketing for businesses in a diverse range of industries and sectors, Agency51 are bringing a wealth of knowledge directly to you, so your business can begin building a formidable digital foundation.
Glossary of Climate Change Terms for Businesses
A free digital glossary defining the key climate change terms relevant to businesses, to help you understand and engage with sustainability resources and support.
2022 Seminar Recordings
We have recently hosted a programme of in-person seminars and other events, some of which were professionally recorded and can now be viewed on our website.
Seminar Recording : Access to finance: Funding growth
This workshop will provide guidance on cost based pricing, calculating your costs before deciding an appropriate margin, as well as covering market based pricing asking questions such as: What value do you add? What are you worth? How do you position yourself?