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Listed below are organisations that can offer different types of support and advice.


Yorkshire Graduates exists to connect graduates and employers across the Yorkshire region. 


The Local Enterprise Partnership is a business led partnership with the public sector that will help businesses in York, North Yorkshire and the East Riding to improve and grow.  For further information visit Business Inspired Growth.


If you are thinking about taking on an apprentice please visit the National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) website. NAS supports, funds and co-ordinates the delivery of apprenticeships throughout England.

Guide to Apprenticeships

An eBook is available to find out how you can bring a new apprentice into your business, or what you need to do to turn an existing member of staff into an apprentice to get the skills you need in your business. Discover what support is available for apprenticeship schemes and what funding you are eligible for. The eBook can be downloaded form the How's Business website.


What are the benefits to my company of being involved with Young Enterprise?

Motivate and develop your staff while producing an overall positive benefit on society.

Young Enterprise business supporters benefit in many ways - from motivational and professional development rewards of employee volunteering to demonstrating their commitment to measurable and effective Corporate Social Responsibility outcomes.

As well as offering a learning experience for students, Young Enterprise also brings learning benefits for the volunteers who are encouraged to develop their own skills and knowledge alongside their students, in particular self-confidence,communication, interpersonal and team working skills.

For more information visit Young Enterprise.


What is Investors in the Environment?

Investors in the Environment is a not for profit environmental accreditation and membership scheme. Unlike other environmental management systems iiE demands real improvements, is flexible and easy to implement and comes with the continued support of an environmental expert. As well as achieving a green stamp of approval, businesses will save money off their bills and have access to over 60 other member businesses in Yorkshire and Humber who are actively looking at ways to improve their environmental performance. 

For further information download the information pack at the foot of this page or visit Investors in the Environment.



NYBEP provides individually tailored services to help schools, colleges and universities enrich the curriculum, businesses engage actively in the development of their future workforce, and learners better understand their personal skills and future choices. At the heart of our aim is the desire to support education to achieve a better fit between the offer to young people and the needs of our communities and labour market.

Tel: 01904 693632 or visit NYBEP


The Department for International Trade works with UK-based businesses to ensure their success in international markets, and encourage the best overseas companies to look to the UK as their global partner of choice. UKTI has professional advisers both within the UK and across more than 100 international markets and a customer commitment to helping its UK and international customers by providing a range of services, to a high standard and improve customer service by listening to customer feedback.

We also have a co-ordination role across government to establish a more systematic approach to relationships with companies which are the most economically significant investors and exporters. For more information visit the Department for International Trade.


Federation Small Businesses

The FSB is non-profit making and non-party political The Federation of Small Businesses is the UK's largest campaigning pressure group promoting and protecting the interests of the self-employed and owners of small firms. Formed in 1974, it now has 205,000 members across 33 regions and 194 branches.

For further information please visit Federation of Small Businesses.


the chamber Leeds York North Yorkshire

Leeds, York and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce has been supporting businesses since 1853. It is a private sector not for profit distribution, membership organisation and represents the interests of members across the North Yorkshire County. The Chamber has two clearly defined areas of operation; lobbying and representation and helping members to grow their businesses.

The Chamber delivers training, events and seminars across a wide range of subjects from general networking to specialist training to improve business performance. This is backed up by a suite of Chamber endorsed products provided on an exclusive basis, provided with an enhanced offering or with significant reductions to the standard rate.

As a long standing part of the business support environment, the Chamber has access to and knowledge of third party and Governmental organisations that can help your business, acting in a signposting capacity we make members aware of appropriate support services available in the region.

For more information please visit Your Chamber or call 01904 567838.



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Ryedale House
Old Malton Road
Malton, North Yorkshire
YO17 7HH

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Phone: 01653 600666

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