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Business Support

East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s business investment & tourism services team offer a comprehensive range of services for start-up and established businesses, as well as inward investors.

Our team will ensure that you gain access to the support and services relevant to your business needsEverything we do is designed to help businesses thrive in the East Riding area. 

Business Advice

Our highly experienced and knowledgeable team of advisors understand how complex business can be. Whether you are a start-up or established business, you can access 1-2-1 support, workshops, financial assistance, regular news updates, networking opportunities and much more. Support is directly tailored to your business needs.

In addition to the direct support, there are a plethora of workshops and events designed to support your business.


You can contact the business support team directly via email or telephone with any questions or queries:

01482 391622
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Investors & Business Expansion

The Invest East Riding team is all about supporting economic growth, either by attracting new investors to the East Riding, or supporting our existing business base with expansion projects.

The team works with both internal and external partners to meet individual client requirements. Support is tailored to meet the needs of each client and can include advice on available land and property, links to local supply chains, sourcing financial assistance, assistance to recruit/train workforce, skills advice and relocation support. Recent investments include Siemens Mobility, Tricoya, Pensana and Croda.

Contact the Invest East Riding team to discuss your requirements:

01482 391614

Financial Support

There is a diverse range of local, national and international funding schemes available.

To start your journey, contact the team to identify potential local funding opportunities or you could visit our Funding Portal, East Riding 4 Business, to search for wider grants, loans, venture capital or awards, relevant to your business needs.

The type of funding, eligibility criteria and the amount you may be able to receive will differ from scheme to scheme, so our business support team will help to navigate you through the process.

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Get in touch with us today
to begin your investment journey

Love Your High Street

This initiative provides funding to support projects that will help to revive our high streets. Offering support to local businesses, town/parish councils and organisations who can make a difference. Whether it’s tidying up a shopfront, launching a new business with a difference or creating an event to attract more visitors, projects can qualify for grants up to £10,000 if all requirements are met. You can check if your business meets the requirements and find out how to apply here.
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The Supply Chain Network

The Supply Chain Network has been created to provide regional companies with the support they need to make opportunities visible accessible and winnable. Support is given to help access supply chain opportunities and increase chances of success offering a free supplier directory, for business to showcase their products and services, tailored 1-2-1 support, specialist consultancy advice and a programme of workshops and events.


Working in partnership with the Hull & East Riding Business Growth Hub, the #GrowMySME programme features three specialist, yet complementary, strands of support. Focusing on access to finance, adoption of ICT and digital technology, and general business growth – all with the ultimate aim to help businesses to grow.
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Resources & Guides

Throughout the East Riding we continue to develop and maintain a range of resources and tools designed to support the business community.

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Case Studies

Discover how other businesses are using the area

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