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Make York

If you are a young professional in York in the early stages of your professional services career then our our sister organisation Make-York is for you. Formed in 2009 Make York holds a range of relaxed, informal networking events, as well as breakfast and evening events featuring relevant speakers which attract between 50 and 100 young professionals from across the city.

As part of York Professionals, Make-York is a network of young York professionals with the following aims:

  • To support young professionals in York through events, networking and informal meets where ideas, contacts and experiences can be shared.
  • To ensure that the contribution young York professionals make to the city and wider region is recognised at all levels.
  • To actively lobby and fundraise on economic, cultural, environmental and social issues to ensure York is seen as a highly desirable city for young professionals to live and work in.

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We have an active membership representing professional services businesses across the city. We are always happy to welcome more like-minded professional services businesses to join us.

/ Over 20% of York businesses operate in the professional services sector

/ More than 21,000 people work in professional services businesses in the city

/ We represent professional services providers throughout York

/ We support members in the finance, marketing, people, legal, property, business support, creative & digital and charity sectors

/ Join the mission. Support enterprise. Champion economic growth.


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