Upcoming events for Enterprise Works, University of York

1.) The University of York Enterprise Awards 2024

Website: https://www.york.ac.uk/enterprise-works/university-of-york-enterprise-awards/

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

Location: Merchant Adventurers Hall, York

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.

The deadline for applications is 31st May 2024. 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 or learn more about the Enterprise Awards 2024, visit Enterprise Works.



2.) Breaking Barriers: Empowering Inclusive Employability

Website:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/embracing-inclusive-employability-tickets-866159776207?aff=oddtdtcreator

Date and Time: Thursday 16th May 2024 | 10.00am – 11.30am

Location: Priory Street Centre, York

In today’s dynamic workforce landscape, inclusivity is a vital component of business success. Led by social enterprises who support people into work, with lived experience from their clients, this event will showcase how businesses in the City and region can better enable and support individuals into work, and in work, and ask how we can work collectively across the City to enable inclusive employability.

Reserve your free place now



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

Website: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/new-era-for-female-entrepreneurship-research-launch-event-tickets-858718619507?aff=oddtdtcreator
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.

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4.) Innovate York |existing businesses

Website: https://uni-york.formstack.com/forms/register_your_interest_in_innovate_york

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: https://uni-york.formstack.com/forms/register_your_interest_in_innovate_york

Dates and times

– Innovation Workshop Cohort 3 –  The Grand Hotel, York

Wednesday 22nd May 9.30am – 4.00pm
Wednesday 12th June 9.30am – 4.00pm

– 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.



5.) Merchant Adventurers’ Business Breakfasts

Location:  Merchant Adventurers’ Hall Fossgate York YO1 9XD

Date and Time: Wednesday 08 May 2024 | 07:45 – 09:15

Website:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/merchant-adventurers-business-breakfast-tickets-737853348227?aff=oddtdtcreator

Join us a networking breakfast at the Merchant Adventurers’ Hall. Meet fellow entrepreneurs and business

owners and expand your client, support and peer network.

The Company of Merchant Adventurers of the City of York has a long and prestigious history of promoting

enterprise, entrepreneurship and commercial ventures. They are an active force in the economic development of the

City of York and its surrounds and its members are drawn from a wide range of professions and industries.

This event is a collaboration between the Company of Merchant Adventurers and Enterprise Works at the University

of York.