Supporting and nurturing small businesses across the Yorkshire Coast since 1985

A little about us...

We are here to help you access national initiatives on a local level, we want to bring the opportunities that you might not be aware of to you and help you get the most from what is offered. We will help you access the right funding in the right way and at the right time for your business.


Starting Up

There are two stages to applying for a place on the programme. Firstly, is completing a short application form telling us a bit about yourself and your business idea.

Start Up Loans

We are the official delivery partner of Virgin Start Up Loans along the Yorkshire Coast and Humber. We will help you develop your business plan and your application for funding along with your marketing plans and financial projections.


Yorkshire in Business Provide a range of group training sessions (currently being held virtually using Zoom) which provide you with many skills needed to start and grow a business.

Business Support

Yorkshire in Business work with only the best Qualified Business Advisers who have between them over 100 years’ experience of working with businesses nationwide.

You’re in good hands


Doug Durrant Co-chair


Tony Robinson OBE Co-chair


Jenn Crowther CEO


Jo Greenwood Business Adviser/Project Manager


Ian Shears Business Adviser


Marion Hunter Business Adviser


Denise McLoughlin Business Adviser

Emma Wolff

Emma Wolff Business Support Coordinator

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Are you looking for office space?

With funding provided by Scarborough Borough Council we aim to provide you with the best support to start and grow your business, if you want to know more come to our Tuesday morning drop in or email [email protected].

Whether you are self-employed, unemployed or employed we will be able to offer you funded support so you can build a strong business within the local community and help Scarborough Borough to remain one of the most visited places in the UK with strong community links and a reputation for growing sustainable business.