Series of events to attract and promote business growth in Selby

Seven Video, based at Church Fenton, is a digital business that’s expanded through support offered by Selby District Council and the Leeds City Region LEP. Selby District Business Week gives companies a chance to find out how they could benefit too and direct support on a range of key issues.

One of the great advantages of doing business in the Selby district is the ability to grow. With affordable business space, a well-qualified local workforce and fantastic connections to the rest of the UK by road and rail, the area has been cementing itself as a great place to do business right at the heart of Yorkshire.

Now Selby District Council is running a series of events to help firms get the support they need to take advantage of what the area has to offer. A special Selby District Business Week takes place between 4 and 8 March. This includes a range of support sessions delivered by some top level speakers. These include world-leading technology firm Lambert Engineering talking about their experiences of taking on apprenticeships, inspirational stories of business success, sessions on support for exporting and help around cyber security.

These sessions are open to any businesses, whether or not they’re based in the district.

Running events like this is part of the District Council’s support for business growth. The area is well placed for development, with a number of new opportunities in the pipeline. For example, work has recently started at the major Sherburn2 development, with locally-based company Cromwell Polythene expanding onto the site and creating new jobs. Elsewhere, hundreds of new jobs are expected to be created with the redevelopment of Kellingley Colliery and plans are being developed for a new ‘creative hub’ to support digital and creative industries at Church Fenton – part way between York and Leeds and already home to The Yorkshire Studios, which have recently been used for a major ITV drama.