There’s never been a more exciting time to invest in York.

In the last 2 years, the city was ranked as the 6th best place in the UK for start-ups, and 2nd on the survival rate of these companies. and was named the second-best city for independents; fighting off the impacts of COVID and cementing its role as a hub for British enterprise. 

At Enterprise Works, we champion the City, and our region, as vibrant, ambitious locations, alive with ideas, skill and creativity, and a great place for anyone, from any community, to start, grow and scale their business.  

The University of York Enterprise Awards will recognise the best of enterprise in York and the region. Any company from York and North Yorkshire or that's part of The University community can apply.

From leading university research to pioneering creative start-ups, North Yorkshire`s enterprise scene is growing by the day. The Enterprise Awards, held at The Merchant Adventurers' Hall, York from 6.30pm on 4 July, will shine a spotlight on this local talent.

Join us to celebrate York’s entrepreneurs, makers and innovators as we reward the:

  • Best Growing Business
  • Star Enterpriser – Individual
  • Star Enterprise Team
  • Best Business Idea
  • Best Enterprise Education Programme
  • Delivering Social Impact Award

Find out more about the award categories

This is your invitation to mix with some of the the region's brightest minds. Learn more about their contributions to the local and wider UK economy, from sparks of ideas to trailblazing CSR campaigns.

See what York and North Yorkshire has to offer – be a part of the Enterprise Awards.

Now is your chance to join our flourishing business community, whether you’re starting out or selling up. We’re offering great chances to connect at the Enterprise Awards, including:

Contact us

We’d be delighted to hear from you. The Enterprise Works team can be contacted via:
+44 (0)1904 321420

Celebrate in style and exchange ideas with business leaders from around the region. Find potential investment opportunities, expand your client, support and peer network and make new connections with inspiring entrepreneurs.

Tables at the event are available for £950 +VAT for a table of 10.

Individual tickets can be purchased for £100 + VAT

Email to buy your tickets for the awards.

Are you a change-maker, a disruptor or simply a hardworking team that deserves to be recognised? Take home an inaugural Enterprise Award and stake your claim as one of North Yorkshires best-known businesses. Sign up through our simple application process.

Those shortlisted for the award, will be invited to attend the dinner. 

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 2nd June. 

Applications are welcome from businesses in York and North Yorkshire or with a YO postcode. 

Show your support, get your name in front of the regional business community and celebrate the budding enterprises taking the same journey you once did. You will see your branding on all event literature leading up to and after the event.  8 dinner tickets will be included as well as the opportunity to announce and present the award to the winner of your category. 

Sponsor the University of York Enterprise Awards

Contact us

We’d be delighted to hear from you. The Enterprise Works team can be contacted via:
+44 (0)1904 321420