Free Membership for the Federation of Small Businesses
We have invested £20,000 to be able to provide a number of small businesses in the district with free 12-months membership of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). FSB members can access a wide range of vital business services including legal help, cyber protection, financial expertise, debt recovery and access to FSB’s funding platform.
The offer covers the first 12 months of membership and is available to new FBS members, and businesses with 10 or fewer employees. To apply for the free FSB membership, businesses need to complete the membership application form. They will then be contacted by a member of the Economic Development team.
"Good to Go" - Visit England industry standard
"We’re Good To Go” is the official UK mark to signal that a tourism and hospitality business has worked hard to follow Government and industry COVID-19 guidelines and has a process in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing. Support your business recovery - Apply Now
Free ShopAppy.com membership
To help businesses in Selby District keep trading during Covid-19, York and North Yorkshire Growth Hub are offering eligible businesses 12-months fully funded membership to the online, community led shopping platform, ShopAppy.com. ShopAppy.com is an award-winning digital platform that was designed to give small independent businesses a way to operate and compete with online retail giants. Find out more about free ShopAppy.com membership and register here.
North Yorkshire County Council have launched a website to support North Yorkshire businesses and tradespeople - and help people find local services available to them during coronavirus. All eligible traders and businesses are urged to register at www.northyorks.gov.uk/buy-local to help create a comprehensive one-stop shop for North Yorkshire residents.
High Street reopening
We're picking out case studies across the district of local high street businesses who are adapting and reopening. We're sharing these stories to encourage shoppers to return to our shopping districts and supporting the local economy. Many of these businesses have used our Back to Business reopening kits containing posters and floor stickers.
“In a way it’s almost an old-fashioned service, where someone comes to the counter and we do all the fetching and carrying for them”
Martin, Allen Ironmonger, Tadcaster
“The biggest positive for me has been the community, with messages of support. I’ve also seen the business community helping each other out. It’s easy to feel alone, but we’re in it together. The sense of community in Selby is a real positive”
Vikki, Inner Vision Opticians, Selby
“When people come through the door, I’ve got hand sanitiser for them to put on which they let dry so they can touch clothes and browse. They know they’re safe and they can touch the clothes”
Jackie, Jac D Clothing, Selby
“I’m confident for the future. Everybody wants a haircut! We’ll come back stronger”
Daniel, Stag and Boy Barbers, Selby
“It’s like a VIP experience with only one person or household allowed in. It’s like winning a golden ticket”
Steve, Sweet Finkle, Sherburn-in-Elmet
Just some of your local businesses who’re working in new ways to keep customers and staff safe. Together, let’s get Selby district back to business.