Starting a new business in York city centre

Find out what you need to know about council services if your business is moving into York city centre, such as:

Starting a new business

If you are looking to start a new business in York, the City of York Business Team at Make it York offer help, support and advice on setting up and starting a new business. See the York Means Business website for further information.

Public protection services and YES for local businesses

Our 'public protection service' is committed to working in partnership with local business to offer a wide range of advisory and regulatory based services to enable businesses to reach their full potential.

The 'YES Consultancy' is part of City of York Council - our experienced and qualified team provides businesses with comprehensive and professional environmental advice in the following areas:

  • contaminated land
  • environmental protection
  • noise
  • air quality and low emissions
  • vibration surveys and assessments
  • lighting
  • kitchen extraction and abatement
  • odour surveys and assessments
  • trading standards
  • food safety and food standards advice

Download our public protection services and YES brochure for more information.

Further information

Check the Health and Safety Executive website for more information on the following topics, for new and existing businesses:

Alternatively, get advice on general health and safety law which will be applicable to your business.

For advice on fire safety, please contact: cao.serviceinformation@northyorksfire.gov.uk

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