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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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Successful Employee Recruitment & Values

Hear direct from Hiscox's HR team welcoming Urzula Dmochowska and James Scottwood, alongside Philip Thorn, Head of Direct Home Insurance about how they attract and select the right people in their business. How the recruitment process works for them and why inductions and training are paramount to the future success of the business.

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Personal Career Development and Trusteeship

Is trusteeship for you? Trustee recruitment event welcoming Tammy Banks, CEO of the Yorkshire, Humberside and Lincolnshire Circles of Support and Accountability (YHLCOSA) to speak about her role, the charity and the future. In addition, Jan Garrill from The Two Ridings Community Foundation to update on what's new at the Two Ridings Community Foundation (TRCF) and speak further about trusteeship.

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Empowering Women in the Workplace

Hear from Sue Tindall, an ex-offender who will talk about the highs and lows and how she turned her life around with the help of Working Chance – a charity which aims to empower women to find sustainable employment. And find out about the 'Inside Out' business programme and how it helps build confidence through the replication of a business environment.

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Communication Skills with the 'Witches of Glum'

How good are your communication skills? Let the witches of Glum put you to the test! This session will challenge us to consider how good our communication and listening skills really are. Michelle Mook from Pro-Development will share insights into why communication goes so badly wrong for us and why we find ourselves so often on a different page from each other using the analogy of a great fairy-tale.

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York Design Awards 2018 Launch Announced - Book your place now!

The launch of York Design Awards 2018 will take place on Wednesday 7th February at an exclusive evening to be held at the York Theatre Royal. The highlight of the Launch Evening will be a keynote speech by special guest Bob Allies, a partner at the internationally renowned architecture and urban planning practice Allies and Morrison.

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Innovation Biocamp, Hawkhills, Yorkshire, 3rd-8th June 2018

Apply now for €7000 worth of fully funded, specialist training for your business. Start-up, bio-based businesses can benefit from fully funded, intensive business training for successful innovation. The BioBase4SME project is now providing start-up companies working in the bioeconomy with €7,000 worth of specialist training, fully funded by the project.

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York Professionals Annual Dinner 2018 | Search for Speakers - Can you help?

The search is on for a double bill of speakers for the York Professionals Annual Dinner 2018. A mix of light hearted and fun to an inspirational and successful entrepreneurial story are sought and your suggestions are very welcome. Who do you know who might fit the bill? Who would you like to see speak at this prestigious event? Get the date in your diary and let us know your thoughts.

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Get your free Cyber Security eBook

Hows Business provides free business advice and support for the 50,000-plus small businesses in York, North Yorkshire and East Riding. With cyber security being a hot topic at the moment, a range of free e-books for business have been developed, providing top tips which can be put into practice today to help businesses stay secure.

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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.