Richmondshire District Council

How can we help your business?

Working in partnership with the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Local Enterprise Partnership and other key partners, the Business Growth and Investment Team in Richmondshire have a strong track record of working with existing businesses and investors to deliver business growth projects in Richmondshire. We provide a tailor made service for businesses expanding or relocating to Richmondshire, including:-

  • Identifying suitable sites and premises;
  • Advice on grants and financial incentives available within Richmondshire;
  • Skills and training support;
  • Links to key business partners and networks;

If you are looking to grow your business, or for confidential help and advice then please contact a member of the team by email at

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 The Growth Hub for York and North Yorkshire, to offer free one-to-one support sessions with a Business Growth Manager. Support can be provided on a range of topics including business planning, marketing, VAT, cash flow and budgeting, organisation development, managing staff, financing your business, and access to funding. 

For more information and to book an appointment email

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:

Support resources 

The dedicated GOV.UK Business Support website provides business support information and advice for starting your business. There is also a ‘support finder’ tool to help businesses and those who are self-employed find out what financial support is available to them. 

York and North Yorkshire Growth Hub is the perfect place for anyone looking for information on how to improve their business. It offers a mix of articles and e-books, information on funding, workshops and events. If you are looking to grow your business, the hub's account managers offer one, simple point of contact that can introduce you to all the relevant business support that's available. Get in touch by emailing

The Supply Chain Network is a project aimed at linking SMEs with regional supply chain opportunities. The free directory, now with over 700 businesses, can help to increase the visibility of a business, generate enquiries and alert businesses to new opportunities and tenders. There is extra support for businesses that need specialist advice and funding to help them make the most of opportunities. For further information please contact one of the delivery team on

The Department for International Trade provides support and guidance on exporting for businesses including webinars and workshops, expert advisors, market information and funding. 

The York and North Yorkshire Jobs Fuse brings together the National Careers Service, the Department for Work and Pensions and the York and North Yorkshire Growth Hub to provide a one stop shop for both job seekers and local employers.

Local business networks

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

Other useful links

EU workers settlement scheme employer toolkit 

The employer toolkit provides employers with the right tools and information to support EU citizens and their families to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme.

The EU Settlement Scheme enables EU citizens and their families to remain in the UK now that we have left the European Union. For further details on the toolkit please visit Government's EU Settlement Scheme web page.  

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