Richmondshire District Council

Enterprise Made Simple

Enterprise Made Simple run a fully funded business growth course which takes place across two residential weekends.

Weekend one - Going for growth

This first weekend concentrates on looking at the organisation as it stands now and how it can operate more efficiently and effectively. You will also look at your social media presence and how to refine it.

Weekend two - Greater growth

Weekend two looks at the organisation in the future and what you want it to become. You will look at things from a strategic point of view and how you can scale up so you are in a position to deliver more work.

Who is the training for

The growth weekends are aimed at those with ambition and drive to make a difference to their organisation. You recognise that your organisation has the potential to keep growing and want time to focus on your plans.

This training programme is fully funded for eligible businesses. In order to be eligible you must be a trading business from North Yorkshire (with no more than 49 employees). This training is aimed at business owners, senior managers and those in a business development role. Limited companies, partnerships, sole traders, charities and social enterprises are all welcome to attend.

Further information


There are a range of dates available, including residential weekends and non-residential options too. Please enquire for available dates.


The residential training is held at The Hawkhills, just outside of Easingwold (YO61 3EG), from 9am on the Friday through to 5pm on the Sunday.

The venue for the non-residential training takes place at Acklam Hall, Middlesbrough (TS5 7DY), and this training is delivered during business hours.


This is fully funded for eligible businesses (see above for eligibility criteria) Your training, food and accommodation are all paid for. The two weekends have a combined value of around £2,000 but there is no cost to you or your business.

For further information and to express your interest in attending please contact Kathryn Clarke on 07788 936505 or email

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