What our partners say

Make It York work with a number of businesses and organisations across the city on a wide range of activities – from city positioning and profiling to inward investment, business support and city centre management. Here are some examples of feedback from partners across the city:

Jon-Flatman

“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

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“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

indieyork

“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

Former Chairman, Indie York

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“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

Former Chairman, Indie York

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“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 MB

DL Chair, York and North Yorkshire LEP

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“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

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“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

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“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

Case Studies

Find out about some of the businesses Make It York has been supporting with signposting and guidance on funding support, and the impact receiving these funds will now have on their businesses.