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Monday 27th April 2015 - 10.00 - 16.30

Pavilions of Harrogate, Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, HG2 8QZ


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Yorkshire's Biggest and Best
Business-to-Business Event


A big THANK YOU to all sponsors, exhibitors, seminar presenters, networking hosts and of course, visitors, for your support for this year's Yorkshire Business Market.

Please put Monday, 27th April 2015 in your diaries!

Congratulations to the winners of the 2014 Best Stands:

The PPR Foundation - Best Larger Stand

CCF Accountancy & Tax - Best Smaller Stand

Pictured receiving their Best Stand Certificates
l to r: Lisette Meadows & Teresa Bowe, CCF Accountancy & Tax;
Sandra Doherty, President, Harrogate Chamber,
Pamela Roberts, The PPR Foundation

Best Larger Stand Runners up:
Cedar Court Hotel; Berwins Solicitors and The Jespers OFFICE

Best Smaller Stand Runners up:
Hampden House; Advanced Health Chiropractic Clinic; H2k Skincare of Harrogate;
Todd Waste Management and HR180





  • Low cost business-to-business promotion opportunity

  • For Yorkshire businesses seeking Yorkshire customers

  • Proven successful formula - now in its tenth year

  • Enhanced Business Seminar Programme - FREE admission



  • Meet many potential new customers in one day

  • Build brand awareness amongst other businesses

  • Invite your existing customers to come and see you

  • Initiate and build relationships with key contacts

  • Demonstrate, promote and sell products and services

  • Gain from low cost advertising and media coverage

  • Launch new products and services for businesses

  • Insert your literature in every visitor’s “goody” bag

  • Raise your business profile – generate sales leads

  • Very cost effective – the place to be seen!

  • Ideas to improve your own business

  • Extend knowledge of key business issues

  • See the latest products and services available

  • Source many new products and services

  • Find alternative suppliers for current needs

  • Informal networking opportunity par excellence

  • Renew many existing local business contacts

  • Gain inspiration from other businesses

  • Check out your local competitors!

  • FREE Admission, FREE Car Parking




“Businesses need to get out and reach their customers- and that’s what the Yorkshire Business Market is all about. Reaching customers, networking, renewing contacts, making new ones and in the ninth year of success this Market has a proven track record.”

Andrew Jones, MP for Harrogate & Knaresborough

“Thank you for the invitation to attend the opening of the Yorkshire Business Market, what a fantastic exhibition with such a diversity of exhibitors.”

Gill Lang, National Vice Chairman, Federation of Small Businesses

“Thanks for organising another top business market.”

Tim Frenneaux, Enterprise Partnership Manager, Business Inspired Growth

“It is a credit to you how the Business Market has expanded over the last few years. I admired the way that all the visitors in the lower halls were able to see all the stands with the zig zag tabling design.”

Simon Mackaness DL, Chairman, Rudding Park

“I was particularly impressed with the quality and range of seminars this year and my only problem was choosing which ones to attend! A really valuable asset to the region’s business community and a model of organisational excellence.”

Marian Farrar, Business & Community Partnerships, St Aidan’s C of E High School


“Harrogate Council found the event very useful and used it to launch our new Working For Your Business information pack. The location was fantastic and we made some very useful contacts.”

Daniel Harper, Business Development Officer, Harrogate Borough Council

“We were very impressed with the event and would definitely recommend it to other local businesses. We have already made appointments with a few prospects and it was a pleasure to do local business and put a few names to faces along the way.”

Hazel Barry, Managing Director, H2K of Harrogate

“Congratulations on yet another excellent and well organised event. Visitor numbers seemed healthy and of good quality throughout the day. Thank you.”

Lyndsey Gibbs, Sales Office Manager, Cedar Court Hotel

“The Yorkshire Business Market was large enough to make a pleasing number of good contacts and small enough to get around most of the varied range of exhibitors. All in all, a great day’s work.”

Steven Jandrell, Principal, Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate Foundation

“A great networking event, our expectations were fully met, and we look forward to next year’s event.”

Phil Schofield, Sales Manager, GSPK Design Ltd

“It was a well attended local event with plenty of opportunities for networking, pleasantly surprised by the number of visitors attending and well worth travelling from Scarborough to exhibit.”

Debbie Dunkerton, Marketing Co-ordinator, YH Training Services Ltd

“We have always found the YBM a great success and enjoy the day. We meet some of the same faces from previous years, which is great and it breaks the day up. This year was very busy.”

Emma Crowther, Account Manager, Harrogate Printing Ltd

“We find it to be an established, high quality, professionally organised event with all the pieces in place for effective networking, finding out what’s new from experts and seeking out new suppliers.”

Edwin Harding, Administrator, Hampden House

“It was fantastic to branch out and meet so many businesses – so much better seeing people face-to-face in the digital age!”

Emma-Jane Scriven, Business Advisor, PC World Business

“Whirlwind, non-stop footfall and quality enquirers. See you next year!”

David Lalor, Director, Keybury Fire & Security

“Very useful networking event, lots of great contacts, lots of great interest in our stand. Speed networking especially useful.”

Chris Baxter, Director, Catalyst Mobile

“YBM on Monday went really well and we had a lot of interest and a number of enquiries.”

Patrick Robertson, Community Project Executive, Superfast North Yorkshire


To sponsor
or support the 2014 event

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in 2014 by:

Harrogate Borough Council - www.harrogate.gov.uk

Supported by:

 Ackrill Media Group - www.harrogatetoday.co.ukPavilions of Harrogate - www.pavilionsofharrogate.com

Yorkshire Post Newspapers Ltd - www.yorkshirepost.co.uk

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Organised by Yorkshire Business Market Ltd

PO Box 888, Harrogate, HG2 8UH   Tel: 01423 879208  Fax:  01423 870025

E-mail: info@yorkshirebusinessmarket.org     Website: www.yorkshirebusinessmarket.org