Making the move

Whether you are looking for start-up premises or considering a business re-location, we are here to help. Supported by a first-class business network, the Invest Harrogate Team will work with you in confidence to ensure your business requirements are met.

As well as being able to provide a point of contact with relevant departments within the council – such as planning, licensing, business rates and environmental health – we can use our local knowledge to help with identifying potential suitable premises including via the council’s Property Search database Property Finder

Discretionary business rates relief is available for new business operations within the Harrogate district that meet the job creation criteria and who fit into one of the council’s identified growth sectors (Financial & Professional Services, Logistics, Creative & Digital, Scientific research & development and low-carbon)

We are also able to offer free tailored support for growing businesses – working with the LEPs, via two dedicated SME Growth Managers. Support for Growing Businesses includes:

  • Grants and loans from the LEP and other finance providers
  • Funding and support for skills to expand and develop your workforce
  • Advice, research capabilities and funding to develop products and processes and put new ideas into practice
  • Support and funding to help your company break into export markets

Once you’re here – what can you expect?

We know there’s more to life than business – and that we all need to find a good work/life balance.

Get a flavour of the Harrogate lifestyle and find out about what’s happening in the Harrogate district on our sister websites: and  You’ll find a wealth of information about what’s on, ideas for days out and about, shopping itineraries and more.

North Yorkshire County Council are the education authority for our area, and you can find information and resources about the great local schools. is close to the town centre and offers a wide range of courses for learners aged 16-18, apprenticeships, degree level and more.

Since 1571 when the first spring was discovered, people have flocked to Harrogate because of its water and spa. With ever more focus on health and wellbeing we offer an opportunity to have a different pace of life that suits your family as well as your career.

Our friendly team are here to help

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