A BEACON OF INDEPENDENT COMMERCIAL SPIRIT
Harrogate district is an enticing collection of communities and countryside, history and heritage, businesses and brands. A vital part of the ‘golden triangle’ along with Leeds and York, our district makes up a thriving and attractive area much sought after as a place to live and work.
While known to many as a haven for tourism, shopping, and leisure, Harrogate is also home to incredibly successful businesses, many operating globally. Stage One , Labcorp, Techbuyer, TSYS , Reed Boardall and Econ Engineering all continue to invest and grow in our district, using it as a base to expand their national and international trade links.
The Harrogate district economy is diverse with strengths in sectors including financial and professional services, digital/tech and creative, life sciences and logistics.
There are fantastic opportunities for companies across a wide range of sectors to take advantage of interesting urban and rural locations and a fantastic quality of life. This quality of life has attracted entrepreneurs and enterprises over centuries.
Whether a business is starting up or just making a move, this location will bring out the best in companies that are embracing growth. Fresh air and fresh thinking, countryside and connections, innovation and inspiration, big skies and big ideas. We help businesses find a productive environment with like-minded people who want to live and work locally, knowing that Leeds, York, and London are easily accessible.
Our friendly team is here to support investors and businesses in their decision to move into the area. We work to identify the right commercial opportunity, understand the labour market, and make introductions to the business networks that help businesses choose the Harrogate District.
- £3.87bn economy
- 13,000 businesses
- Voted best place in the UK to work from home (The Times)
- Excellent schools and close proximity to 9 universities
Central UK location, with excellent motorway connections; equidistant to East and West ports; and just 3hrs by train from London, with 6 direct trains each day.