About us

Meet the Team

We’re passionate about helping businesses of all sizes thrive in our dynamic region. Our team of experienced professionals can provide you with the support and resources you need to succeed. 

Contact us today to learn more about how York & North Yorkshire Growth Hub can help your business. We’re here to support you every step of the way.

Harriet Stainton

Business Relationship Manager

I cover the Yorkshire Coast including Scarborough, Whitby and Filey. Talk to me if you need support!

Mike Pennington

Business Relationship Manager

I manage the Made Smarter Programme. Talk to me for Tech support, digital road mapping and possible grant support to digitise your manufacturing business.

Adrian O’Neill

Business Relationship Manager

I am the skills specialist for the Growth Hub. Talk to me about building your workforce.

By its very geography, York and North Yorkshire is home to a diverse range of businesses.
Regardless of size or sector, we are here to provide free and impartial business support. We are government-funded but locally based, which means that we provide tailored support based around the needs of our unique region.

How we’ve helped other businesses like yours

Click on the videos below to see how we have helped other businesses in the region or read more of our case studies here.

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What is a Growth Hub?

York & North Yorkshire Growth Hub

We’re one of 38 Growth Hubs set up by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

Helping you access support and funding

Accessing funding and finance for your business can be confusing and overwhelming at times. You can contact our helpdesk and our team will be able to assess your business needs and introduce you to the providers of the appropriate support. You can contact them by emailing support@ynygrowthhub.com.

Remaining local

We know your time is limited and you need to access information quickly. Our website provides information on local support schemes in relation to skills, finance, sustainability, import and export, and more. In addition, we have details of events across the region and you can find out how we’ve supported other local businesses to expand their set up.

Good for you, great for York and North Yorkshire

Ensuring your business has everything it needs to succeed is not only great for you but also for our regional economy, so getting you the support you need and at the right time is our key priority.

“It’s about creating conversations, not paperwork. When running a small business, time is one of your most valuable assets
and mistakes are costly. We want small business owners to be able to quickly find someone they can trust.”

David Kerfoot MBE, Chairman, Kerfoot Group