By its very geography, York and North Yorkshire is home to a diverse range of businesses.
Regardless of size or sector, we are 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.

Hetty and Betty

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 an 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

Remaining local

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 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


Mental Health Awareness Week 2022

9th - 15th May is Mental Health Awareness Week, an annual campaign that promotes open discussions about mental health. In our blog, we've collected some mental health and wellbeing resources to help you create a supportive work environment.