About Yorkshire Forward

Find out what you need to know about Yorkshire Forward: how we’re funded, what our policies are, where we’re working, how we’re structured, and who sits on our board of directors.

If you’re interested in working with or for Yorkshire Forward, there are pages dealing with job vacancies and employment benefits, as well as tendering.

This section also contains information on how and when to use the Yorkshire Forward logos.

What Yorkshire Forward does

What Yorkshire Forward does

Yorkshire Forward is the regional development agency for Yorkshire & Humber. Find out what we do to help grow the economy in our region, and how our work contributes to the Regional Economic Strategy. More

Our policies for achieving economic growth

Our policies for achieving economic growth

This section tells you about the practical things we’re doing to achieve our overall goal: to grow the economy of Yorkshire & Humber. Our plans are set out in a set of 11 policy programmes, and you can read summaries of these here. More

Where we work: our 4 sub-regions

Where we work: our 4 sub-regions

We maintain offices in each of the four sub-regions: West, South and North Yorkshire, and the Humber. The teams based there work closely with individuals, businesses and partners to identify local challenges and how best to respond. More

Our performance as a regional development agency

Our performance as a regional development agency

We meet or exceed all of our BERR targets, and the National Audit Office says we perform strongly overall. We’re the leanest regional development agency in England—so find out how we’re performing on behalf of the people of Yorkshire & Humber More

Our offices

Our offices

Yorkshire Forward’s headquarters are in Leeds, West Yorkshire, with regional offices in York, Hull, Bradford and Rotherham. Please feel free to get in touch. More

How Yorkshire Forward is funded

How Yorkshire Forward is funded

Yorkshire Forward is able to invest in the economic development of our region thanks to funds received from two sources: central government and the EU. Find out more. More

How Yorkshire Forward is structured

How Yorkshire Forward is structured

Find out how Yorkshire Forward is structured. You can meet our board and our management team, and even reading board meeting minutes. More

Political engagement

Find out about how Yorkshire Forward engages with politicians in the region. You can read about our events at Party Conferences and the House of Commons. More

Tendering to supply to Yorkshire Forward

Tendering to supply to Yorkshire Forward

Find out about current opportunities to tender for supplying products or services to Yorkshire Forward. Since we are a public body, the tendering process is governed by EU rules. More

Working with our brand

Working with our brand

This page enables our registered partners to download logos relating to Yorkshire Forward, and to download guidelines for using our brand identity. More

Working for Yorkshire Forward

Working for Yorkshire Forward

Yorkshire Forward is a great place to work. We’re one of the UK’s leanest and most successful regional development agencies, offering superb employee benefits alongside equality of opportunity. More

Board meetings
The board of directors meets every 6 weeks. Find out more in our archive of papers and minutes. GO!
Our Corporate Plan
Find out about our Corporate Plan and how it helps us contribute to achieving the regional economic strategy. GO!
Our EU funding
Find out how the EU funds us, and how our income compares to other regions. GO!
Our offices
Yorkshire Forward has offices throughout the region and in key overseas locations. GO!
The RES
The Regional Economic Strategy is a partnership plan for how we will grow the region’s economy until 2015. GO!