The council's Inward Investment Team offers a free, professional service to assist investors to implement projects, and there are many other services within the council who can help you with various aspects of setting up your business.
Companies who are looking to expand their existing operations in the East Riding or looking to establish new facilities should contact the Inward Investment Team to discuss their proposed projects.
Support is customised to meet the requirements of each client and can include:
- locating suitable sites and/or premises
- sourcing financial assistance
- assistance to recruit and train a workforce
- work with utility providers
- liaison with other council departments such as planning, highways, and environmental health
- re-location support including guided tours of the area.
Business and continuity
Help to deal with any unplanned incidents which may affect your ability to operate such as advice on how to create a business continuity plan.
YORSwitch cheaper business energy scheme
Run by East Riding of Yorkshire Council, YORSwitch cheaper energy scheme takes the hassle out of switching suppliers. The council’s appointed energy broker searches the whole market for the best, bespoke energy deals available and presents them to the company, clearly highlighting the key terms, with no obligation.
Visit Hull and East Yorkshire (VHEY)
The VHEY tourism partnership is open to any business with an interest or involvement in the visitor economy, including accommodation providers, suppliers to the tourism industry, visitor attractions, cafes, restaurants and retail outlets, leisure activities and entertainment businesses.
Visit Hull and East Yorkshire - business - why join (external website)
Information on a variety of licences, permits and registrations to individuals and businesses.
The trading standards service in the East Riding of Yorkshire Council promotes and protects the well-being of the economy and safeguards the health, safety and environment of its residents.
The food services team deals with a wide range of food safety and standards issues. Activities include conducting food hygiene inspections, dealing with complaints, investigating infectious diseases, food sampling, animal feeding stuffs and food labelling or composition issues.
Health and safety
All employers are responsible for the health, safety and welfare of the people they employ and any visitors to their premises. The council can offer advice on health and safety at work for businesses and you can get additional information from the Health and Safety Executive website:
Health and Safety Executive (external website)
Business rates is the commonly-used term for non-domestic rates. Non-domestic rates are charged on most non-domestic premises, including commercial properties such as shops, offices, pubs, warehouses and factories. The council calculates and collects non-domestic rates on behalf of central government.
Business waste is any item that a business no longer wants and needs to get rid of such as paper, kitchen waste, packaging, general dry non-hazardous waste. This can be from shops, pubs, offices, schools, manufacturing, clinics and business premises.
Support for rural businesses
The council's rural policy and partnerships team works with community members and other organisations on a range of rural issues and projects. The team also co-ordinates the East Riding of Yorkshire Rural Partnership and the East Riding of Yorkshire and Kingston Upon Hull Joint Local Access Forum.
Coastal Opportunities Gateway
The Coastal Opportunities Gateway (or COG) is a project helping to improve the tourism offer and business trading conditions in rural villages at risk from coastal change and climate change. It is run by the Government's Coastal Communities Fund and runs until 31 December 2016.
You can find everything you need to know about applying for planning permission, and how to view details of other people's applications.