David A Kerfoot message to businesses as he steps down as LEP Chair
After 10 years as a board member, serving the last three years as LEP Chair, David A Kerfoot MBE DL stood down today at his final board meeting with York and North Yorkshire LEP. Below is a personal letter to all businesses across the region.
11th March, 2021.
Having helped formed the LEP nearly 10 years ago, and been Deputy Chair and now Chair for the last 3 years, it has been a privilege to work alongside you all.
Throughout, I have been a proud and passionate supporter of small and micro business which is the beating heart of our vast region. Having been a small business, I know only too well the challenges faced. This last year, I have watched our region’s businesses struggle through very hard times but the resilience, fortitude and innovation shown to survive has been extraordinary. I have done my very best to champion your voice, and as I stand down, I do so knowing that the Growth Hub will continue to give support to you in starting, growing or scaling a business as it always does in an exemplary manner.
With every good wish in your future endeavours and a huge thank you for your commitment to our wonderful region.
David A. Kerfoot MBE DL, Chair, York & North Yorkshire LEP.
We are now planning our business support programmes for the next year, and we are looking to consult the local community of providers to work with the Growth Hub and support businesses.
Choc Affair Ltd., a beloved York-based chocolate manufacturer known for its ethical and award-winning creations, has achieved a significant in capacity to produce their handmade delights.
The York & North Yorkshire Growth Hub, in partnership with Lifted Ventures, has launched the 'North Yorkshire Stars' pilot project. This initiative is geared towards empowering budding start-ups and early-stage businesses, offering them a unique pathway to pitch their ideas and attract angel investment.
In the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, Tom Addison, maker, and designer at Tom Addison Fine Furniture, is celebrating significant growth and success with vital support from the York & North Yorkshire Growth Hub.
YOLO, an innovative retail group based in Richmond, North Yorkshire, is proud to announce its remarkable achievement of being ranked as the 29th fastest-growing company in the north of England.
A North Yorkshire business owner is boosting her brand thanks to digital skills training.
DJ Assembly, a thriving independent business, has secured a maximum grant of £20,000 from the Made Smarter programme. This funding will enable the company to acquire a Detech machine, a significant upgrade that will boost efficiency, productivity, and product quality.
Meld is a new community for people starting and running businesses in North Yorkshire. The team behind the project are building Meld to be a melting pot of ideas, support, advice, nice people and cool businesses. We hope this becomes a place you come to mix. connect. belong… and build.
Trimble Group CEO Toby Trimble has hailed ‘game-changing’ Richmondshire business support, which is helping them flourish.
The devolution deal for York and North Yorkshire is a major opportunity for our region’s businesses, so it’s important that you know how it’s progressing and what happens next.
Small and micro businesses in North Yorkshire can now apply for North Yorkshire Council’s Small Business Grants scheme by speaking to their local business support manager.