Business Growth Hub
Harrogate Borough Council is making it simple for businesses to find the support they need to start, grow or expand. They’ve brought together all the organisations that deliver support, advice and grant funding for businesses across Leeds City Region and York & North Yorkshire.
Businesses can use this unique opportunity to talk to the experts all in one place thanks to the Yorkshire Business Market 2018.
If you head to the Aire Room, stands A44 to A66, you’ll be able to access information, advice and guidance on what could available for your business.
In 2017/2018 over £500k of grant support has been provided by these partner organisations to companies in Harrogate district, as well as funded advisory and skills development activity . This is your opportunity to find out what could be available to help you grow your business.
A40: Coventry University Enterprises
With support ranging from workshops to match-funded grants, the project aims to ensure businesses make the most of new digital and mobile technologies either through personally acquiring new digital skills or using the expertise of consultants.
Businesses can use the grant for new websites or new functions, optimisation, video content or cyber security and additionally help is available for exploiting the new digital marketing and social media opportunities.
Funded via the European Regional Development Fund and Coventry University, grants of up to £5,000 are available for sme’s looking to make digital improvements which can also include bespoke digital systems www.cuebusinesssolutions.com/digital-advantage/
A46: Harrogate College
Access to Higher Education – Art & Design – Business Administration – Catering & Hospitality – Construction – Cosmetic Aesthetics – Early Childcare – Engineering – Hair & Beauty – Health & Social Care – IT – Maths, English and Science – Performing Arts – Sports – Uniformed Public Services
Students benefit from being taught in bespoke industry-led facilities, and from learning in real work settings such as our Image Academy hairdressing and beauty salon and Bistro on the Park restaurant.
We also pride ourselves on our partnerships with local businesses and organisations to provide students with the opportunity to work on live projects, learn from experts in the field and gain work experience.
A55: NYCC Adult Learning & Skills Service
North Yorkshire Young Advisors are young people aged between 16 and 24, who help organisations ‘youth proof’ their practices, policies, strategies and documentation, they can help you understand how to attract and maintain the interests of young people.
A61: York Science Park
25 years later, York Science Park is a thriving and vibrant community, where innovative ideas become commercial reality.
As well as office and laboratory space we offer flexible meeting and conference facilities to residents and external companies in a stimulating environment that facilitates creative thinking.
The combination of our excellent facilities and equipment, our professional customer service and our on-site technical support means every event is seamlessly delivered to the customer’s exact requirements.
We offer fully funded support including mentoring, events, specialist sector advice and grant funding to eligible businesses (Trading business to business)
AD:VENTURE can support businesses in or locating to: Bradford, Calderdale, Craven, Harrogate, Kirklees, Leeds, Selby, Wakefield and York and is supported by the 2014 to 2020 European Regional Development Fund Programme
A50: PAPI Project (University of York)
The PAPI project provides 40% grants (up to a maximum grant value of £20k) for equipment that enables innovation through new product development, and which generates new jobs and growth. The project offers expert business development support to help develop funding proposals, with guidance and advice available at every step of the application process from an experienced team.
PAPI is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.
A56: Digital Knowledge Exchange
A65: NYCC Trading Standards Service
Supporting Business, Promoting Growth
A45: YH Training Services
A51: Harrogate Borough Council – Local Authority
A60: Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership
A66: Harrogate Borough Council – Shared Ownership Housing
It’ s well known that the cost of housing in the district is a barrier to recruitment. The gap between local salaries and local house prices is just too great. Now , for the first time in many years, things are changing. New developments are popping up all across the district and many will include shared ownership homes that are within the reach of first time buyers on local incomes.
So, if recruitment is a problem for you, ask us how we can help give new and existing employees a foot on the housing ladder. See what’s coming up , register with us and make sure your business receives direct notification of all new shared ownership homes coming to the market.