How can we help your business?

In the year to March 2019 a range of businesses across the Harrogate district benefited from our support. Nearly £1.1 million of grant funding was awarded to small and medium sized businesses (SMEs), contributing towards the expansion of premises, purchase of machinery, investment in IT development, exporting activity and employee training. With our bespoke support and advice, more than 70 businesses have progressed their growth plans in 2018-19 and been able to achieve their job creation ambitions.

For details on how we can support your business, please see the information below or contact us at business@harrogate.gov.uk. Keep updated by following us on Twitter and subscribe to our e-newsletter.


Brexit - prepare your business or organisation for EU Exit. HM Government information for residents and businesses, including employing EU Citizens, importing, exporting and transporting, operating in the EU, regulation and standards for products and goods. Register for the EU exit business readiness weekly bulletin, produced by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Business Intelligence and Engagement Team. You can sign up to receive email alerts about Brexit on GOV.UK: Brexit email alerts.


UCI 2019 Road World Championships - Business Roadshows April to June

A series of Harrogate Welcomes the World, Business Roadshows are being held across the district. Free to attend, the roadshows include Q&A with the event organisers and a marketing masterclass. Please visit the online events page to book your place.

"We are delighted and also very proud to be hosting one of the world's biggest sporting events. Our goal is to assist as many local businesses as possible to join in and enjoy the benefits of Harrogate being on the global stage. Our business roadshows will provide everything you need to know along with inspiration and tips to ensure that your company can make the most of this once in a lifetime opportunity." Cllr Graham Swift, Cabinet Member Resources, Enterprise and Economic Development.


Harrogate Advertiser Excellence in Business Awards 2019 - Green Business Awards winners announced, 4 April 2019

Congratulations to Number Thirteen and the Cone Exchange

The council is committed to ensuring the district is a progressive and vibrant place to live, work and visit. We know that many local businesses share this aim and are actively 'being green'. We were therefore delighted to sponsor the new Green Business Awards, recognising local companies that are going the extra, green, mile and inspiring others.

Number Thirteen, a café in Knaresborough, received the small business Green Business Award. Judges were impressed by the range of green activities from energy efficiency to biodegradable materials. The Cone Exchange in Starbeck, a flagship project of Bettys and Taylors Harrogate, received the large business Green Business Award, in recognition of its work to reuse waste materials and raise awareness of the environment.