About the University
YCL (also known as Commercial Services) is a wholly owned subsidiary company of the University of York. The company was first established in 1993, as York Conference Park Limited (YCP) and had only 24 employees. In 2012 and 2019, the company’s name changed and YCL was formed with the overall aim to deliver a profitable service and provide essential income to the University. YCL now has a workforce of almost 700 workers.
There are a number of commercially focused sections which make up Commercial Services; Catering and Hospitality, Design & Print, York Conferences, York Sport, Retail, York Campus Nursery and York Science Park.
Some of the key achievements of each section can be found below, for more information on the history of each section, please click the headings under each.