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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, Make It York for 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

Skills Support for the Workforce

Skills Support for the Workforce

This fully funded programme is available to Small to Medium-sized organisations (fewer than 250 employees and turnover less than £42M) across York, North Yorkshire and East Riding’s visitor economy to help improve and develop their people. It also provides a bespoke training package and plan designed to help an organisation grow.

The type of accredited and non-accredited training includes:

  • Administration software programmes
  • Marketing & Digital Communication (including Social Media)
  • Sales
  • Customer Service
  • Accounts & Book Keeping
  • Presentations & Public Speaking
  • Teamwork & Team Building
  • Communications
  • Effective Management & Leadership
  • Staff Performance
  • Food cooking and presentation for staff new to the kitchen
  • Food Allergen Management for staff responsible for the purchase, production and serving of food
  • Supervision and management of waiting staff, housekeepers and bar teams

For further information and to register interest click Skills Support for the Workforce.

For advice and assistance please call Make It York’s Business Growth Executive on 01904 554694.

Make It York for Business

York Means Business Make It York for 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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