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Business Support Services

In addition to the benefits you receive as a Visit York member, all businesses can also access a suite of Business Support services offered through our business brands of Science City York, York Means Business and VisitYork4Meetings.

This includes:

• Start-up and growth advice
• Training and recruitment support
• Access to finance
• Property search
• International trade
• Business innovation
• Business tourism support

Latest Opportunities

Make It York –Skills and Training Fund 

If you have a budget to put towards training, you could also be eligible for funding of between £500 and £50,000 to cover up to 50% of the cost. Current funding is available until spring 2017.

Am I Eligible For LEP Skills Funding?

To be eligible for skills funding, your business must:

• be based in York
• employ fewer than 250 people and have an annual turnover not exceeding €50 million
• be able to contribute at least 50% of the cost of the training
• be in one of our priority sectors (creative and digital, finance and business, hospitality and tourism, low carbon and construction, manufacturing and engineering, transport and logistics and medical technology).
If you are not sure if you are in one of our priority sectors please call Make It York’s SME Growth Manager Jo Burgess on 01904 554694.

York Means Business

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



Hosting a conference or event in York will raise the profile of your business, lead to new contacts and partnerships and help your business gain national and international exposure. Offering local venue knowledge, event planning expertise and impartial advice.


Science City York

Science City YorkScience City York provides support to Creative, IT & Digital and Bioscience businesses through brokering connections, encouraging innovation, enabling collaboration and accelerating business development.
Visit York Member contact

For all enquiries, please contact the Visit York Business Engagement Team:

Tel: 01904 554620  |  Email:

Make It York Business Support

Further Information

For more information on the services and who to contact in our Business Team click on the brochure link.


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