Richmondshire District Council

Looking to start a business? 

Need help to grow your business?  Need an expert to discuss your idea with?

Richmondshire District Council has teamed up with How's Business, the Growth Hub for York, North Yorkshire and East Riding, to offer free one-to-one support sessions with a Business Growth Manager. For more information on the support available and how to book appointments take a look at the How's Business leaflet

Local business networks

There are a number of active business associations in Richmondshire. Each provides support and a voice for local businesses:

Richmondshire Business Newsletter 

The Business and Community team at Richmondshire District Council compile a bi-monthly newsletter for businesses in Richmondshire. This includes local news stories, events and training opportunities and details of various grant funding. To subscribe to receive this newsletter, free of charge, please contact:

How's Business

How's Business is the growth hub for York, North Yorkshire and East Riding. The How's Business website is the perfect place for anyone looking for information on how to improve their business. It offers a mix of articles and ebooks, information on funding, as well as the biggest calendar of local networking events in the region.

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And for those looking to significantly grow their business, its account managers offer one, simple point of contact that can introduce you to all the relevant business support that's available.

It's Government-backed, completely independent, and works with business support providers across the region. The initial signposting and brokerage it offers is free, but the business support programmes do require you to invest your own funds alongside the grants. If you do have growth ambitions, and are able to invest in your growth, get in touch at

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