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Our vision is to support and encourage business across the District so we have a thriving economy with great businesses providing in-demand products and services employing highly skilled and well paid people.

Contact our Senior Business Advisor for any help and support you need for your business.

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


The Local Enterprise Partnership is a business led partnership with the public sector that will help businesses across York and North Yorkshire to improve and grow.  For further information visit Growth Hub

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is a UK business organisation representing small and medium-sized businesses. The FSB offers not for profit small business advice, financial expertise, support and a powerful voice in UK government.

Benefits of membership include access to employment advice and protection, legal helpline and documents hub, FSB funding platform and cash advance facilities.

For further information please visit Federation for Small Businesses 

For any Ryedale based business who wants to join the FSB, the Council has agreed a £50 cash-back on the cost of the first year’s membership. The FSB are also waiving their joining administration fee of £30 so a total of £80 discount will apply on your first year membership fee.

To find out more and take advantage of the special deal for your Ryedale business contact, in the first instance, our Business Advisor.


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.

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.


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


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

Email: Contact the Council

Phone: 01653 600666

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