If you choose to make your next business move to Harrogate the area our friendly Invest Harrogate team will guide you through the process of finding expert advice and information on the range of council services for business including licensing, trade waste, business rates, planning and so on.
And just as importantly, we can also introduce you to business networks and groups ideally placed to help you settle into your new home and meet new contacts and clients.
From local branches of national organisations such as the Federation of Small Business and the Institute of Directors, through Chambers of Commerce and Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) to sector specialist forums and groups; from informal networking over a cup of Yorkshire Tea or over a pint to business conferences, workshops and seminars, there’s a lot going on.
Whether you’re looking to connect with fellow businesses in the professional services sector; with the digital/tech community; with hospitality and food businesses; with the agricultural sector – there’s a group that will suit. Yorkshire people are famously friendly and down-to-earth and you’ll be sure to get a warm welcome.
Harrogate District Chamber of Commerce
“Harrogate benefits from a variety of core organisations, all of whom are passionate about promoting, improving and developing Harrogate”
“Harrogate District Chamber of Commerce has been the voice of Harrogate business for more than 125 years. The Chamber is fortunate to enjoy an immensely proactive and supportive relationship from our local council and councillors, which has grown and developed over the years.
“Additionally, and perhaps exceptionally, Harrogate benefits from a variety of core organisations, all of whom are passionate about promoting, improving and developing Harrogate. These include Harrogate BID, Harrogate International Festivals, local radio and media organisations, and Harrogate Civic Society to name a few.
“What has become evident since becoming President, is that a strong collaboration for the benefit of Harrogate, its residents and businesses alike, thankfully exists. As an independent retailer in Harrogate for more than 22 years, this is encouraging and reassuring from a local business perspective.”
Sue Kramer, President Harrogate District Chamber of Commerce, Sept 2022
Harrogate Chamber of Commerce