Free support for Hambleton businesses

Hambleton based businesses are being encouraged to sign up for exclusive one to one advice sessions as part of an initiative to help the district recover from the coronavirus pandemic.

The District Council is offering free sessions over the next three months aimed at helping businesses to continue to keep afloat and ultimately come out of the lockdown stronger. Delivered on behalf of the authority by consultancy ‘Insight with Passion’ they can cover any topic according to the business’s needs.

They take place from 4pm-8pm on Wednesdays 24 February, 10 March, 24 March, 7 April, 21 April and 5 May. Businesses can book a one hour one-to-one appointment by contacting

The sessions are working alongside a series of free business workshops which will focus on helping businesses adapt to online trading, deliver excellent customer service, and understand how to brand their business effectively, whilst also promoting resilience and encouraging business owners to collaborate with each other.

The topics and dates are: Survive and Thrive on February 23 and 24; Take Your Business Online on March 9 and 10; Using Social Media to Build Your Brand on March 23 and 24; Service Excellence on April 6 and 7; Tell your brand story on April 20 and 21; and The Importance of Collaboration & Community  on May 4 and 5.

To book a place contact:

  • The programme will be delivered by Insight with Passion, an international business transformation agency, based in Yorkshire, founded in 2009 by TV business expert and international consultant Kate Hardcastle MBE. The agency has a wealth of expertise in supporting small businesses – having worked with 1,500 small businesses over the past decade and working in partnership with organisations like Welcome to Yorkshire as well as some of the world’s leading brands. They can understand the latest insights and innovations, along with real solutions which work for businesses of all sizes.

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