Support for businesses in the Hambleton area

Find out how we can help businesses in the Hambleton area to grow including start up advice, to funding and networking.

Starting and growing a business

Business signage

The following market towns in the Hambleton area are located within conservation areas: 

  • Bedale 
  • Easingwold 
  • Northallerton 
  • Stokesley 
  • Thirsk 

So if you’re starting or expanding a business in one of these towns you might need planning permission, advertisement consent or listed building consent when putting up any business signage. Find out more on our conservation areas page.

Office and industrial units to rent

We own a range of office and industrial units that are available to let. Find out more on our Hambleton area industrial estates page.

Networking events and groups

Every month we host many networking events across the area, including Breakfast Briefings.

Breakfast Briefings

Join local business people over breakfast at our friendly network events.

To book your place, please contact us.

Our breakfast briefings take place monthly, alternating between the Springboard Business Centre and the Evolution Business Centre. 

Local networking groups

There are also a number of networking groups in the area: 

Further information

Organisations providing business support

There are a number of useful websites that provide a range of business advice: 


Our business team can advise you about the different sources of funding that are available. For guidance please contact us.

Here is a list of external funding sources: 

  • Business Enterprise Fund provides start-up loans for those looking to start a new business or who have recently set up a business 
  • Business Growth Fund invests in growing companies, entrepreneurs and innovators 
  • Capital Allowances (HMRC) allows businesses to write-off the cost of certain capital assets against taxable income 
  • DIT Yorkshire and Humber provides businesses with access to a regional network of international trade advisers who can advise and provide access to global export opportunities 
  • Enterprise Europe Network can help businesses to reach new markets, distributors, EU funding or commercialise new ideas in Europe 
  • Federation of Small Businesses offers members advice, financial expertise, support and a powerful voice in government. Benefit from up to £130 discount off your first year FSB membership by emailing  
  • Finance Yorkshire offers loan funding for established or growing businesses 
  • Funding Circle is an online lending platform connecting businesses and investors 
  • Innovate UK supports business-led innovation in all sectors 
  • Manufacturing Growth Programme supports SME manufacturers to grow 
  • NECC membership provides access to a range of business support services to help cut your costs and grow your business
  • Carbon Trust provides funding to support SME’s with reducing their carbon footprint   
  • The Princes Trust provides grants for micro, small and medium businesses being set up by people aged 18-30

Contact us

For business start-up and funding advice contact us.