Supporting and nurturing start-ups across the Yorkshire Coast since 1985

A little about us...

We believe Yorkshire in Business leads the way as a modern, entrepreneur-led enterprise agency embedded in the community. We build income streams from the public and private sectors which fit with our enterprising community aims and values for the Yorkshire Coast region.

Our vision is to train, educate, raise skills and boost aspirations throughout the communities in which we operate.

As a not-for-profit, government-recognised enterprise agency, most of our high-quality enterprise support, training and education services are free to those learning about enterprise, thinking about or starting a business. Our mission is to ensure all enterprising people are able to make ends meet and contribute to the entrepreneurial culture in our local and regional community. We are founder members, since 1985, of the National Enterprise Network (formerly National Federation of Enterprise Agencies) and co-founders of the Micro Business Alliance. 

Enterprise Start-up Support

If you have an idea or hobby and would like to turn it into a business we are here to help you with everything from the dream to the reality.

Enterprise Community

We love working with our community, which is why we support our local business network with Explore Indie; Our own independent business and crafts hub in Scarborough town centre. With our in-house Grind Coffee Shop, it's the perfect break out spot for you and your colleagues.

Enterprise Training & Education

Yorkshire in Business provide a range of courses and workshops, both physical and virtual which provide you with the many skills and resources needed to start and grow a business. We also work within our local schools and colleges to help encourage and motivate younger minds.

Tailored Advice & 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 Chief Operations Officer


Ian Shears Business Adviser


Tracie Marson Business Operations Coordinator

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Dan Trainor Workspace Manager

Emma Wolff

Emma Wolff Key Worker

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We aim to provide you with the best Enterprise training to start your business. If you want to know more, book your 15 minute intro here or request a callback via the chat box at the bottom right of the screen. (Services are free, subject to eligibility & available funding.)

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