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Business support

The Enterprise Centre

Based at York St John University, we provide office space, practical support and expert advice through our business support package.

York St John Enterprise Centre room with different workspaces

Upcoming events

Explore upcoming events to help you develop your Business on the York and North Yorkshire Growth Hub.

You can also find webinars and recordings from previous events.

Growth Hub events

Sign up to a business support package at The Enterprise Centre to access a range of resources to help you grow your business.

Our support package is for micro and small sized enterprises that align with University values, in any sector.

The package includes:

Email to arrange a meeting to discuss a support package for your business.

What the support package includes

Workspace or virtual office hire

Co-working space

Hire desk space in The Enterprise Centre, open Monday to Friday, 8.00am to 6.00pm.

Cost: 6 months free hire, then £220 plus VAT per month (maximum 2 desks). Additional desks are charged at £110 plus VAT per month for each desk.

Virtual office

Hire us as a virtual office to list as your business address.

Cost: 6 months free, then £70 plus VAT per month

Development resources and events

Access resources and events to build the skills and knowledge you need to develop your business.

We provide access to:

Financial support

Get financial help for your business while you grow.

We provide:

  • Free membership to the Good Business Charter for 12 months then 1/2 price membership for 12 months
  • Free WiFi

Access to meeting facilities

Use our room facilities to host your meetings within business hours (Monday to Friday, 8.00am to 6.00pm).

We provide access to:

  • Spaces for internal and external meetings
  • Breakout spaces
  • Communal facilities including kitchens and chill out spaces

Access to University expertise

Being based at York St John University opens up access to the expertise and knowledge of experienced academic staff.

This includes:

  • Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) - these partnerships enable Higher Education Institutions to apply their wealth of knowledge and expertise to business problems, facilitate collaborations that lead to research impact, and provide an employment opportunity for high-calibre graduates.
  • CPD courses - professional development and training for you and your organisation.
  • Access to our student and graduate talent pool - this provides an easy and low cost way to increase your business capacity when you need to expand your business.