York & Harrogate Business Support Programme : Tourism Business Booster Marketing Planning 2023

29 Nov 2022

With multiple dates in York and Harrogate, these fully funded workshops will help businesses involved in the tourism sector to plan for 2023, with Martin Evans of The Tourism Business. Benefit from dedicated group coaching with this fully funded tourism business booster for hospitality businesses in York & Harrogate.

What does the programme deliver?

This fully funded programme, aimed at hotels, B&Bs, self-catering operators, wedding venues, restaurants, spas, visitor attractions and events organisers, is delivered by Martin Evans of The Tourism Business.

These 6-hour group sessions will cover the management and marketing of tourism, hospitality and leisure businesses and help you prepare for 2023.

Date and Venue

These 6-hour day events are ongoing, with workshops held in both York and Harrogate. Please express your interest using the form on this page and we will be in touch with details about which event you wish to attend.


Tuesday 22nd November, at the Bar Convent Centre, The Bedingfield Room (17 Blossom St, York YO24 1AQ)

Tuesday 29nd November, at the Bar Convent Centre, The Bedingfield Room (17 Blossom St, York YO24 1AQ)


Fully Booked Wednesday 9th November, Rudding Park (Rudding Ln, Follifoot, Harrogate HG3 1JH)

Thursday 24th November, at Harrogate Civic Centre, The Stray Room (St Luke’s Mount, Harrogate HG1 2AE)

About Martin

Martin Evans has considerable experience in delivering business advice, coaching, mentoring and training to hundreds of SMEs, including being joint Lead UK Coach on the DTI’s “Profit through Productivity” benchmarking and best practice scheme for tourism businesses in the noughties. As a former Marketing Director and Deputy CEO of Yorkshire Tourist Board for 5 years, he also knows the Harrogate and York districts well.

Feedback from previous attendees

“Martin has been really helpful and given straightforward, easy to implement advice.”

Spending time with Martin has been invaluable, for many different reasons, but as someone who works alone, to have the input and expertise of someone who is so experienced in this area, has offered great support for the business, and almost more importantly, a real coaching and mentoring opportunity for me

Further Details

This fully funded programme is only available to SME businesses or charities trading or registered in City of York Council or Harrogate Borough Council areas. 

Places are limited, so please register your interest early to avoid disappointment.

If you are interested in participating, please fill in the form on this page and we will be in contact with you. If you would like to know more, please contact joseph.midgley@ynygrowthhub.com

This programme is delivered in partnership between the York & North Yorkshire Growth Hub, City of York Council, Harrogate Borough Council, & The Tourism Business

The Growth Hub are collaborating with City of York Council, Harrogate Borough Council and different providers to deliver various fully funded support programmes to businesses based in the City of York and Harrogate district. Places are limited, and we may not be able guarantee any individual business support through more than one of the funded programmes we’re currently offering. Please contact us if you have any queries.