Improve your business

Businesses perform better when they innovate, compete, grow and export, which means more economic activity in our region. Since it’s Yorkshire Forward’s role to develop the economy of Yorkshire & Humber, it makes sense for us to support the business community. We do this in partnership with a wide variety of organisations, from local business networks to universities, big businesses and the EU. If you want to know more about how to improve your business, your one-stop source of information is Business Link Yorkshire.

Business support in Yorkshire & Humber

Business support in Yorkshire & Humber

Business Link Yorkshire is the responsibility of Yorkshire Forward, offering a single regional gateway for all the information your business needs to succeed and grow. Call the hotline or go online! More

International business development

International business development

Yorkshire Forward is encouraging more of our businesses to trade internationally, attracting increasing levels of foreign business to Yorkshire & Humber and working with our largest employers to develop their businesses. More

Innovation brings success to businesses and the economy

Innovation brings success to businesses and the economy

The success of Yorkshire & Humber’s economy is dependent on innovation at every level within individual businesses, and we provide the support to help them succeed. More

Efficiency through best practice

Efficiency through best practice

Yorkshire Forward is encouraging the use of best practice—helping businesses to become more effective while using fewer resources. Find out how you can benefit. More

Increase the skill levels in your business

Increase the skill levels in your business

Grow your business by increasing skills at every level. We’re helping companies to access training for greater innovation, productivity and success—which boosts the regional economy, too. More

Accessing funding for growth

Accessing funding for growth

Find out whether funding could be available to help your business to grow. You could access funding to help you invest in innovation, start up or develop in a rural area, develop overseas trade, and more. More

Business village

Business village

Use our interactive business village to guide you through the wide range of FREE business support and advice in the region. More

People's stories

People's stories

Find out about the real people who have benefitted from Yorkshire Forward's support and are helping to transform our region. More

Business village
Take a look around our interactive business village which gives you easy access to the wide range of FREE business advice and help. GO!
Funding for business
Find out how to access funding for your new business…’ GO!
Priority sectors
We’re investing in the region’s strongest sectors. Could your business benefit? GO!
Starting up or growing?
Our Enterprise & Access to Finance policy programme encourages business start-ups and helps identify funding for now and later on. GO!
Want to be more competitive?
Our Competitiveness policy programme draws together interventions which help businesses become more successful. GO!