How can we help your business?

Businesses across the Harrogate district are benefiting from our free support services. Over £1 million of grant funding was awarded to small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) in the past year. This has contributed towards: the expansion of premises, purchase of machinery, investment in IT development, exporting activity and employee training. With our bespoke support and advice over 70 businesses progressed their growth plans and achieved their job creation ambitions, in 2018-19.

For details on how you can benefit, please visit our web pages and contact us at Keep updated by following us on Twitter and subscribe to our e-newsletter.

Business in Excellence Awards 2020 - enter your nomination today, closing date of 28 February

We are delighted to be sponsoring the new sustainability award in the annual Harrogate Business in Excellence Awards. Local companies are encouraged to promote and celebrate their work in caring for the environment - from energy efficiency to reducing waste and travel by car share or cycling. For further information and to submit your entry please visit the Awards website.

Brexit - the UK has left the EU

Find out what this means for you.

There is now a transition period until the end of 2020 while the UK and EU negotiate additional arrangements. The current rules on trade, travel, and business for the UK and EU will continue to apply during the transition period.

New rules will take effect on 1 January 2021. Check how to get ready for new rules in 2021 by visiting

Information and advice on preparing your business for Britain leaving the European Union can be found on our dedicated Brexit page.