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You might be interested in the following business information

Business Support York and North Yorkshire

Business Support York & North Yorkshire (BSYNY) is a not for profit organisation providing quality business support services to York and North Yorkshire. They have been successfully delivering business support for over 25 years using an enthusiastic, expert and empathetic approach that achieves results.

Leeds City Region

With an overall aim of transforming the City Region economy (including York), the local economic partnership facilitates: supporting growing businesses, developing a skilled workforce, increasing energy efficiency and improving the region’s infrastructure.

Local Economic Partnership

The Local Economic Partnership is there to help businesses in York, North Yorkshire and East Riding to improve and grow.

Make York

If you are a young professional in York then Make-York is for you. Formed in 2009 they hold a range of relaxed, informal networking events, as well as breakfast and evening events featuring relevant speakers.

Science City York

If you own a business in York Science City York can provide networking and funding expertise. SCY are also responsible for the Innovate York project which seeks to work with organisations to facilitate innovation.

York CVS

York CVS are the go to organisation for the third sector in York.

York Means Business

The site offers start-ups, growing, established and relocating organisations and businesses a wealth of information and signposting to appropriate knowledge, funding, assistance and support.

York Professionals

Representing the professional services sector in York this website has some really useful information for enterprising businesses and professionals operating in York.

Information last updated 19 July 2018

National information

Companies House

If you’re starting up you’ll find information about your need to register your business, how to check if a name is available, when to file accounts, and lots more. All limited companies in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland are registered at Companies House. 

Federation of Small Business

The main organisation for small business in the UK, the FSB promotes and protects the interests of the self-employed and small business owners within the UK. Formed in 1974, it now has 200,000 members across 33 regions and 194 branches. 

Prince’s Trust

The Prince’s Trust operates an Enterprise Programme providing money and support to help young people start up in business. The site also features an “A-Z of Young Businesses”, and a Business Finder. Useful resources and links. 

Setting up a business

Information about starting up and running a business in the UK, including help if you’re self-employed or a sole trader. An essential starting point. 

Shell LiveWire

Established in 1982, the Shell LiveWIRE programme offers free online business advice and start-up awards of £1,000 and £10,000 funding to young entrepreneurs (aged 16-30) in the UK. The site contains lots of useful tools and links, including how to write a business plan. Registration allows access to more resources. 

UK Intellectual Property Office 

Many entrepreneurs, inventors and businesses forget about their intellectual property. The Intellectual Property Office helps you get the right type of protection for your creation or invention, no matter how big or small, from trade marks to patents, designs to copyright.