Business Support

As a business based in the Harrogate area, what help and support can you expect?

North Yorkshire Council is committed to understanding and supporting the local economy and delivering our economic growth priorities.

There is a wide range of support available for new, growing and established businesses in the Harrogate area:

  • Starting a business
  • Growing your business
  • Detailed knowledge of current funding and grant opportunities.
  • Financial advice and expertise
  • Networking groups

Workshops and Events

Our programme of business support and training events is arranged in response to demand and the needs of local businesses.

Successful events have included:

  • Creating a business plan
  • Cashflow
  • Business development workshops
  • Digital skills training
  • Intellectual property

Contact us to find out what events are taking place in the coming months that could help you and your business.


There’s a range of local services available to support businesses in the Harrogate area; from regular ‘drop-in’ days with experts on hand:

If you choose to make your next business move to the Harrogate 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 more.

To find out more about any of the above, visit the business support pages from North Yorkshire Council.

Once your business is here, you may need to contact North Yorkshire Council for services such as planning, commercial services, information on business rates and a range of other services.  Find all the information on North Yorkshire Council’s Business and Economy pages.


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