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About us

We’re here to provide free business advice and support for the 50,000-plus small businesses in York, North Yorkshire and East Riding. We’re one of many UK government-funded Growth Hubs, but tailored to Yorkshire’s needs.


Friendly and professional

We’re not a stuffy, official organisation of suits and seminars. We know many entrepreneurs started their own business to escape the corporate world. So we keep things light but useful.

Pointing you in the right direction

Rather than re-invent the wheel, we make it simple to find existing support and local networking events. We also organise free events near you in towns and villages, and this website is packed with handy articles.


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Making things simpler

Local business owners and networks told us they want help to make running a business easier. We’re here to show you smarter, simpler ways to help improve your business.

In it for the long-haul

In the past, the kind of work we do was overseen by organisations such as Business Link and Yorkshire Forward. Now, we work with all the providers of funding across York, North Yorkshire and East Riding and act as the single point of contact to help you find the funding you need to develop and grow your business.