Support for businesses in the Richmondshire area

Business advice for those starting or developing a business in the Richmondshire area.

Starting a business

We work alongside the Growth Hub for York and North Yorkshire to offer Richmondshire businesses free one-to-one support sessions with a Business Growth Manager. Advice is available on:

  • business planning 
  • marketing 
  • VAT 
  • cash flow and budgeting 
  • organisation development 
  • managing staff 
  • financing your business 
  • accessing funding 

For further information and to book an appointment please contact us.

Helping your business to grow or relocate

Working alongside the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Local Enterprise Partnership and other key partners, we provide a tailor made service for businesses in Richmondshire including: 

  • identifying suitable sites and premises 
  • providing advice on grants and available financial incentives 
  • supporting your business with skills and training 
  • linking you to key business partners and networks

Subscribe to our business newsletter

Our Business team produces a free bi-monthly e-newsletter that provides the latest news on:

  • local business news stories 
  • events 
  • training opportunities 
  • grant funding 

To receive our business newsletter please contact us.

Local business groups

There are a number of active business associations and 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: 

  • GOV.UK Business Support offers guidance on starting a business and financial support 
  • Department for International Trade provides advice on exporting including market information and funding to webinars and workshops
  • The Supply Chain links SMEs with regional supply chain opportunities as well as providing specialist advice and funding 
  • York and North Yorkshire Growth Hub is the best place to find local business networks and business experts, as well as advice on funding and workshops 
  • York and North Yorkshire Jobs Fuse brings together the National Careers Service, the Department for Work and Pensions, and the York and North Yorkshire Growth Hub to provide advice for job seekers and local employers 
  • GOV.UK provides advice on starting a business  
  • Federation of Small Businesses supports small businesses  
  • NECC membership provides access to a range of business support services to help cut your costs and grow your business 
  • Local Enterprise Partnership provides free expertise, support and resources to help businesses grow 
  • Entrepreneur Handbook provides advice on a range of issues such as finance, technology, legal, marketing to procurement for entrepreneurs