1st – 30th November 2022

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What is York Business Festival?

A month of free in-person and virtual events focusing on supporting the business community across York and the surrounding areas.

Who is York Business Festival for?

Entrepreneurs, small business owners, business leaders, and people thinking of starting a business, seeking to learn, grow and network with peers and colleagues.

Why should you attend York Business Festival?

To gain insight, inspiration and the practical knowledge to ensure businesses can thrive and take advantage of peer-to-peer support and business support advisors. You will hear from other business owners and how they overcame challenges.

Having worked in close collaboration with York’s key business support agencies during the pandemic to great success, the Council’s Economic Growth team have adopted a similar partnership approach to this year’s Business Festival. City of York Council, the Federation of Small Businesses, York & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce, the Institute of Directors, York BID, Make it York, the University of York, York St John University, York & North Yorkshire LEP and the Ad:venture Programme have all been involved in shaping and delivering this year’s month of activities.

This year’s aim is to deliver a series of in-person and virtual events to address current business aims but it will also help to understand what the middle and longer-term opportunities for growth will be and how sectors can focus on accelerating growth in alignment with York’s new economic strategy.

The month-long programme will include events, workshops and seminars to support York's business community now and in the coming months and years. More events will be announced shortly. Check back here for updates, follow us on Twitter and sign up for our mailing list for all the latest news.

As well as our own core events we will once again be partnering with some of the city's brightest businesses and support organisations to bring you a series of insightful and inspirational events across the month.

Join the conversation at #YorkBizFest22 

Hosted in conjunction with

City of York Council

See Green

York and North Yorkshire LEP

Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership

Federation of Small Businesses

York BID

University of York

York St John University

York and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce

Institute of Directors


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