Perfectly placed at the heart of the UK, York is regularly voted one of Europe’s favourite destinations to live, visit, and do business. With one of the strongest economies in the north of England, and part of the UK’s Northern Powerhouse, York is a flourishing and ambitious city with outstanding character. To locate your business in York would be to benefit from its unique offer and diverse and resilient economy

To find out more about York and how your business could benefit from locating here, take a look at our new inward investment guide or visit our dedicated Make It York Inward Investment pages.


Our services

The inward investment team at Make It York offers a comprehensive service to investors from initial point of enquiry right through to soft landing and aftercare. A summary of our services is detailed below.

For a conversation on how we can help you locate in York call or email us today.


Market intelligence and insight/building a business case

If you are contemplating doing business in York, we can help you identify business opportunities.
If you are considering expanding your business to York, a market overview is the first step to understanding your business opportunities.

Our team can assist you in mapping your industry and market opportunities, and provide up-to-date statistics and market information relating to customers, suppliers, labour, recruitment, infrastructure, property and more

Setting up your business

Setting up a new business in a foreign country can be a lengthy and complicated process. Working with select local partners we can help reduce your time to market.

Our team can provide access to specialist advice on legal, financial and corporate structure matters. We can introduce you to lawyers, accountants, trade associations and chambers of commerce, facilitate contacts and networks with potential partners, public authorities and research institutions, arrange site visits and meetings with real estate agents and assist you in finding the right employees.

Industry knowledge

We can help you to identify specific market potential and furnish you with essential knowledge of key industries in York: Biosciences and Healthcare, Creative, Digital and IT, Rail and related industries, Financial and Professional Services, Tourism and Leisure and Retail, Food and Drink and to identify specific market potential.

Land and property

Whether you are new to York or relocating to new facilities, we can help you find the right space for your operations.

Our team can organise tailor-made fact-finding tours to sites and properties, and introduce you to real estate agents, developers, lawyers and public authorities.

Finding talent

Finding the right workforce will be crucial to your success when contemplating doing business in York. With a highly skilled workforce and access to thousands of new graduates each year we can help find, train or recruit the workforce you need.