Supporting York's Businesses

Growing York's economic prosperity and wider wellbeing

Coronavirus Business Support

Find useful links and guidance in relation to COVID-19. This will be updated as we receive further updates or advice.

Subscribe to the Make It York Newsletter

We’ll be sharing the latest guidance outlining what government measures are available to support public services, people and businesses through this period of disruption caused by COVID-19.

Work With Us

Supporting York's Businesses

Coronavirus Business Support

Find useful links and guidance in relation to COVID-19. This will be updated as we receive further updates or advice.

Subscribe to the Make It York Newsletter

We’ll be sharing the latest guidance outlining what government measures are available to support public services, people and businesses through this period of disruption caused by COVID-19.

Work With Us

What Our Partners Say

“With devolution, and all the economic opportunities it presents, Make It York’s expertise and networks will be vital in ensuring we maximise the potential by pulling together all the different interests across the city.”

David Kerfoot MBE DL Chair

York and North Yorkshire LEP

“Make It York understands the importance of independent businesses to York and have always been supportive of our work. I think their reach and ability to promote York is important. The pandemic has been difficult for all concerned with the high Street and MIY are no exception in being affected by those pressures.”

Johnny Hayes, Chairman

Indie York

“I have worked with Make It York on a number of issues, including our really exciting, current Roman Quarter development. In my experience, they do a great job and have a vital role to play in raising York’s profile and attracting the sort of investment we need to help grow and diversify our economy.”

Richard Wood

York Businessman

“We have worked in partnership with Make It York on a number of projects and initiatives over the recent months, including the Rugby League World Cup, and have been impressed with the enthusiasm and commitment that the team have shown, by their new methods of working and the reality of connecting with businesses and people to make a difference, particularly through this difficult time. We know that Make It York have been working incredibly hard to develop a robust plan for recovery in the city - taking an agile approach to incorporate changing Government guidance and feedback from local businesses. Their focus has very much been on helping the city to bounce back and supporting businesses to recover from the impact of the pandemic."

Jon Flatman, Chairman

York City Knights

What Our Partners Say

“With devolution, and all the economic opportunities it presents, Make It York’s expertise and networks will be vital in ensuring we maximise the potential by pulling together all the different interests across the city.”

David Kerfoot MBE DL Chair

York and North Yorkshire LEP

“Make It York understands the importance of independent businesses to York and have always been supportive of our work. I think their reach and ability to promote York is important. The pandemic has been difficult for all concerned with the high Street and MIY are no exception in being affected by those pressures.”

Johnny Hayes, Chairman

Indie York

“I have worked with Make It York on a number of issues, including our really exciting, current Roman Quarter development. In my experience, they do a great job and have a vital role to play in raising York’s profile and attracting the sort of investment we need to help grow and diversify our economy.”

Richard Wood

York Businessman

“We have worked in partnership with Make It York on a number of projects and initiatives over the recent months, including the Rugby League World Cup, and have been impressed with the enthusiasm and commitment that the team have shown, by their new methods of working and the reality of connecting with businesses and people to make a difference, particularly through this difficult time. We know that Make It York have been working incredibly hard to develop a robust plan for recovery in the city - taking an agile approach to incorporate changing Government guidance and feedback from local businesses. Their focus has very much been on helping the city to bounce back and supporting businesses to recover from the impact of the pandemic."

Jon Flatman, Chairman

York City Knights