Upcoming events for Enterprise Works, University of York

1.) Event title The University of York Enterprise Awards 2024


Date and Time: Wednesday 17th July 2024 | 18:30

Location: Merchant Adventurers Hall, York

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Calling all visionaries, trailblazers, and dedicated teams: the University of York Enterprise Awards 2024 are now open for entries!

Do you embody innovation, resilience, or community impact? The stage is set to honour the outstanding business and enterprise talent flourishing in York and North Yorkshire.

Seize the opportunity to claim your spot among the region’s top businesses by winning an esteemed Enterprise Award.

This year, our award categories are:

  • Outstanding Business Growth
  • Transformational Leader Award
  • Community Changemaker Award
  • One to Watch Award
  • Inclusive Business Award
  • Purpose Driving Profit Award

Applications are open to any company within the University community, York, or North Yorkshire. Shortlisted applicants will receive complimentary tickets to the awards ceremony, providing an opportunity to network and celebrate with peers and industry leaders.

Due to feedback from our community regarding the bank holiday weekend, the deadline for entries has been extended to Wednesday, 5th June, at 5 PM

Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony, where they will be honoured for their remarkable achievements and contributions to the business landscape.

To apply for an award, sponsor an award, or attend this special evening of celebration then please visit:


2.) Event title: Breaking Barriers: Empowering Inclusive Employability


Date and Time: Tuesday, 9 Jul 2024 10:00 -12.30am

Location: Priory Street Centre, York

Inclusivity isn’t just a buzzword—it’s the key to unlocking business success!

You’re invited to a fascinating event, dedicated to breaking barriers and creating pathways to meaningful employment opportunities.

Join us to hear from social enterprises, dedicated to empowering individuals into and within the workforce. With firsthand experiences from their clients, we’ll explore how businesses across the City and region can foster an inclusive environment for all.

What to expect from the event;

  • Understand the processes, drivers and barriers for employers in the City in being more inclusive in their employability activities.
  • Meet and learn from social enterprises supporting communities.
  • Hear the stories and lived experience of individuals in their journey to employment.
  • Understand how you can better support employees and potential employees in and into the workplace

Don’t miss this chance to collaborate, learn, and drive positive change in employability practices across the City! We look forward to seeing you there. Reserve your free place now


3.) Event title: Launching a “New Era for Female Entrepreneurship in York & North Yorkshire”

Date and Time: Wednesday 12th June |10am – 12pm

Location: The Guildhall York

The launch of the new report from the University of York and the Federation of Small Businesses outlining how the City and Region can better support female entrepreneurs and business owners.

This interactive event will outline the enormous benefits of supporting female entrepreneurship, the lived experience of our region’s female business owners, the key findings on how to support our regional female entrepreneurship and drive change to a more diverse, inclusive, and prosperous economy in York and North Yorkshire.

Reserve your free place now


4.) Event title: Innovate York |existing businesses


Unlock Your Business’s Potential with Innovate York Workshops!

Join our dynamic sessions led by expert facilitators to propel your growth. Craft a tailored Innovation Growth Plan and receive ongoing support.

Don’t miss this opportunity to ignite creativity and drive results!
The workshops will focus on various, essential areas of innovation and business growth. Our carefully chosen workshop leaders will share their expertise with your teams, building on case studies, exercises, and peer learning.

Topics  covered include:

  • Introduction to Innovation
  • Sustainable innovation
  • Creating your value proposition
  • New product or service development
  • Innovation culture and people growth strategy

By the end of the workshop series, you’ll craft your own bespoke Innovation Growth Plan which will equip you with actionable strategies tailored to your industry and aspirations. Plus, you’ll have ongoing support from a dedicated growth and innovation expert, ensuring you stay on track and inspired every step of the way.

Don’t miss this chance to elevate your business vision and turn it into reality with Innovate York!

Register your interest now:

Dates and times

Innovation Workshop Cohort 4  – online

Thursday 17th October, 9.30-12.30
Thursday 24th October, 9.30-12.30
Thursday 7th November, 9.30-12.30
Thursday 14th November, 9.30-12.30

Innovate York is delivered by the University of York and funded by City of York Council through the UK shared Prosperity Fund.