About us

Founded in 2001, York Professional's vision is for York to be recognised as a world-leading centre for business and enterprise and for the professional services sector to be a leader in economic growth by supporting enterprise.

More than a decade on and York is now recognised as leading the region in many high tech and innovative sectors of business. 

The future priorities are clear.  To ensure the very best representation of the professional services sector in York; to be instrumental in steering the city and wider regional business agenda to lead economic growth; and to deliver the Board's vision which is to help position York as a world-leading centre for international business and enterprise.

York Professional's aims are:

  • To represent York’s professional services sector;
  • To promote the skills and expertise of the professional services sector to increase business opportunities for members;
  • To promote professional services as a growth sector of the York economy;
  • To support enterprise growth;
  • To work collaboratively with partners to maximise the aims of other organisations where they share our vision.

York Professionals will achieve the aims by:

  • Promoting the value of professional services and our members’ businesses:
  • Building a strong and representative membership;
  • Promoting professional services contribution to enterprise;
  • Being a strong voice – The Champion of major issues for York related to the professional sector;
  • Playing a pivotal role in York’s emerging economic strategy;
  • Leading events that promote business, especially professional services, such as Venturefest Yorkshire, York Business Week and organisations for developing young professionals such as Make-York.

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