With outstanding quality of life, excellent schools and a skilled workforce, Harrogate district in North Yorkshire is a popular location for business growth. Its economy is diverse, with a strong financial and professional services sector, world class manufacturing, a flourishing life sciences sector and a vibrant entrepreneurial culture. Harrogate Spring Water, Covance Laboratories, Bettys (Taylors), TSYS and Econ Engineering, all continue to invest and grow in Harrogate, and use it as a base to expand their national and international trade links.
Harrogate district is conveniently located within the Leeds City Region with strong business connections to nearby cities. Harrogate town itself is 16 miles north of Leeds, 21 miles west of York and only a 30 minute drive to Leeds Bradford Airport. The district includes the cathedral city of Ripon, the market town of Knaresborough and the scenic towns of Boroughbridge, Pateley Bridge and Masham.
On the borders of the Yorkshire Dales and North Yorkshire Moors national parks, Harrogate district has a wealth of attractions on its doorstep, like Fountains Abbey (a world heritage site) and Studley Royal. In July 2014 Harrogate also hosted the Yorkshire Grand Depart to global acclaim, during the opening stages of the Tour de France.
Home to one of the largest integrated venues in the UK, HIC Yorkshire Conference & Exhibition Centre, Harrogate is one of the best places to hold business conferences and events. The council is revitalising town centre office stock as well, to open up new opportunities for investors and developers with mixed use developments.
Its unique combination of new and innovative business premises coupled with the grandeur of its spa town architecture, Harrogate has a tradition of welcoming investment and visitors. It has also been repeatedly voted the happiest place to live in national surveys by Rightmove.
Harrogate Borough Council offer detailed information about their district’s economic strengths and growth opportunities.
How Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership can help you
At Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership we have access to the hard statistics, convincing case studies and incentives you need to influence stakeholders. Our dedicated team of industry experts offer practical help with your proposal, and present compelling reasons to senior decision-makers about why you should locate in the Leeds City Region.
Contact us now to discuss business expansion and relocation into the Leeds City Region and our soft-landing package to boost your growth.