Where Yorkshire businesses interact, innovate and grow

10am - 4pm Monday 30th April at Pavilions of Harrogate
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Yorkshire Business Market was established to create a low cost opportunity for companies large and small to promote their businesses and learn from each other. This simple format proved a success and 13 years later the Yorkshire Business Market is as popular as ever.

The needs of businesses are always changing and Yorkshire Business Market adapts to continue to provide the right opportunities.

Our key theme for 2018 is Growing and Financing Your Business. Understanding this ever-evolving market is vital to business growth.

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New LEP Chairman To Open Yorkshire Business Market 2018

The newly appointed chairman of the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Enterprise Partnership (LEP) will officially open next Monday’s Yorkshire Business Market. (April 30)

David A Kerfoot, MBE, DL – the founder of The Kerfoot Group, which specialises in the packaging and distribution of oils – will perform the duties at 10am at Pavilions of Harrogate – the fourteenth year the convention has been staged.

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Best Stand Winners at the Yorkshire Business Market 2017 - Working Wardrobe (Left) Wild & Co Chartered Accountants (Right) Harrogate In Bloom were also Highly Commended

Best Stand Winners at the Yorkshire Business Market 2017 – Working Wardrobe

(Left) Wild & Co Chartered Accountants

(Right) Harrogate In Bloom were also Highly Commended

Tweets by @yorkshirebizmkt

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018 at 5:45am
Visiting the Yorkshire Business Market on 30th April couldn't be easier or cheaper. 1. #FREE Entry 2. #FREE Parking - and plenty of it 3. #FREE Seminars 4. Refreshments available - sadly not free. Build your business network in a day #harrogatehour #ybm18 https://t.co/zem4rmc1gD https://t.co/msDv9SAJRv YorkshireBizMkt photo
Wednesday, April 25th, 2018 at 5:39am
We think Lee the Chameleon is going to be very popular - find @adaptivle_ltd on stand A31 in the Aire Room #ybm18 https://t.co/EbkOmwcr6t
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adaptiVLE @adaptivle_ltd
Just adding the finishing touches to our animated presentation ahead of the @YorkshireBizMkt on Monday. Lee the Chameleon is our leading man - come check it out and take a squishy Lee home! #elearning #ybm18 #Yorkshire #animation https://t.co/6ez0nIw1SQ
Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 at 4:57am
#ybm18 Seminars are on the website now for 30 April - choose your topic and turn up a few minutes before - no booking necessary #harrogatehour ... oh and did we say ... they're #FREE https://t.co/EKdhPuFIfm https://t.co/R5FLuvnexJ YorkshireBizMkt photo

Here’s what people have to say about the Yorkshire Business Market

I am delighted that the YBM went so well for so many people. I thought it had a strong vibrant feel and the high number of exhibitors and participants made it a very enjoyable place to be. It remains an important part of our private sector business calendar and I was very pleased to be a part of it.

May I also pass my personal thanks to you all at YBM for your very generous hospitality at the luncheon which gave me the chance to meet so many distinguished guests. Cllr. Graham Swift

Cabinet Member, Tourism, Economic Development and Enterprise

YBM is a great annual event where local businesses can re-connect with lots of contacts on one day and under one roof – excellent! Rachel Auty

Head of Marketing, Harrogate Theatre

The Yorkshire Business Market has proven again to be an excellent event to catch up with existing business contacts and to make new connections with other Yorkshire businesses. There was a real buzz this year!

We saw plenty of faces we recognised, thanks to being members of the Harrogate District Chamber, and felt very welcome as exhibitors. We found that visitors and fellow exhibitors were keen to take part in our “guess the number of corks” game and congratulations go to Signarama’s Marc Squires for winning our jeroboam of Rioja on the day!


Director, Ake & Humphris Wine and Beer Specialists

Well organised / Good attendance – thanks again!

John Gallery

Director, Great Potential

Many thanks for the excellent job done by everyone involved, once again, in running another successful Yorkshire Business Market. … All in all, another great event and many thanks for inviting me to speak. Steve Phillip

Managing Director, Linked2Success Ltd

Great event again, well done YBM! A real buzz about the place this year. Looking forward to the next one. Joy Wakeman

Area Manager, Regus

Absolutely superb event. Lots of leads and thoroughly enjoyable.


Thank you for the opportunity to attend the Business Market and the VIP reception yesterday. Once again I found it really valuable to look round the exhibition and to meet and network with other guests at the reception. Karen Weaver

Chief Executive, Harrogate & Ripon Centres for Voluntary Service

A highly focussed and lively event that enables contact between local businesses to their mutual benefit.

Steven Jandrell

Principal, Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate

An important Yorkshire Business date.

Kathryn McCormick

Partnership Exec, McCormicks Solicitors