York Professionals can offer something to your business, no matter what the size - find out more below


We're promoting the skill and expertise of York's professional services sector. Be a part of it.

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We can put you in contact with the individuals and companies you need within the professional sector.

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We welcome the support of our partners who work to support our collective vision and aims.

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Upcoming events

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Wired 'High Ropes Challenge'

Join us for a fun evening of challenges. We'll be welcoming Michelle Mook from Pro-Development who will work with you to help you understand how to work more effectively together as a team, identify what motivates you to achieve your best and test your endurance, as you navigate the high ropes challenge. This is a unique opportunity to have a go 'after hours' and do as much or as little on the ropes as you dare.

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Breakfast Meeting | Morning York

Hear from Kate McMullen, Chief Executive, Visit York about the current marketing campaigns and plans for the city and Steve Brown, Managing Director, Make It York about priorities for action over the next 12 months at this informal breakfast event.

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Economic Update | Incorporating the Annual General Meeting

Deputy Leader of the City of York Council - Keith Aspden will discuss the recent launch of the Economic Strategy, talk about York as a Friendly Council and how the professional services sector can best work together with them in the future. The event will incorporate the York Professionals Annual General Meeting which will be held just prior to the main presentations on the evening.

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Culture Club - how to successfully work with different cultures

72.4% of consumers are more likely to buy a product with information in their own language. An estimated 3.5% of UK GDP is lost in trade, as a result of the language barrier. Join us for an interactive and practical look at how your business can benefit from professional translation services. Explore some of the common pitfalls, and how you can avoid them! Presented by Nathaniel Elcock, Managing Director of Aardvark Language Services, and Associate Lecturer in Translation at the University of York.

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An evening of celebration

Over 100 guests joined together for York Professional's Annual Dinner held recently (18th May). Kate Adie shared glimpses into what life was like as a BBC Chief News Correspondent, David Bryon, former MD of Bmibaby entertained with his candid take on the aviation industry whilst The Yorkshire Rows added a touch of glamour to the occasion.

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Sponsorship Opportunities | York Professionals

We are looking for a company to sponsor our work and be associated alongside the York Professionals brand. With a large range of valuable opportunities throughout the year to promote your business to key business in the region, this is a special chance to gain exclusive access to the city’s key decision makers and influencers.

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York Professionals hands over reins of Venturefest Yorkshire to Make It York signalling new strategy and direction

York Professionals has handed over the ownership and management of Venturefest Yorkshire Ltd to Make It York, York’s Destination Management Organisation, signalling a fresh start for the event which has been held annually in York for the last twelve years. Next year’s event, which will be organised by Make It York will be held in York on 16 November.

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Become part of York's thriving business community

We have a very active membership which represent the professional services community. We are always delighted to welcome more professional services businesses to join us.

  • For York to be recognised as a world-leading centre for business and enterprise.
  • York Professionals drives economic growth by supporting enterprise.
  • Over 20% of businesses in York are in professional services sectors.

  • We represent all professional services businesses in York.
  • Over 21,000 people work in York's professional services sectors.
  • Join the mission. Support enterprise. Champion economic growth.