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All businesses in Craven can make use of free professional help and advice provided through Craven District Council.


STEFAN SYKES, Rural Business Development Officer, 07510 382691 and



ALISON LAWS, Craven Growth Manager, 07890 055184 and


Alison and Stefan provide a friendly and professional service that is free to access. They are afforded to provide you time to discuss your business confidentially and to provide access to further services and provision that is funded by the government.

Between them they can help all sorts of businesses and those looking to start a business. They can help with:


Help to scale or grow Start-Up support


Recruitment issues


Going greener


Energy efficiency


Process efficiency


Exporting and international trade


Intellectual Property


Website development and use






EU tariffs


Business registration


Human resources Social Media


A series of events continuing in June 2022 will provide an opportunity for in-depth learning in a number of different areas of interest to business and a chance to meet up with like businesses in the Craven area.

If you would like to be kept abreast of these events, please send us an email (above) or join the

Afforded using European Regional Development Funding and the York and North Yorkshire Growth Fund, the Langcliffe Quarry Enterprise Centre project also provides support through the provision of 12 new business units at the old quarry site at Langcliffe.

We will also have small, start-up incubator space for 5 businesses and a modern, comfortable space for co-working. All with excellent gigabit broadband service.


For more information, or to express an interest in the units, please contact us.


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