Are you looking to open new retail premises/start a market stall in York City Centre or expand an existing one which will create new jobs? Then we can help with FREE money!

The York Retail Forum will be hosting a pitching event on the evening of the 29th June 2018 at the Belmont Suite, Betty’s in York, 6.30pm for 7.00pm. You will be able to pitch for grant funding for your idea.Any money awarded is free for you to spend with no repayments required!To enter we will require:

  • Up to 200 words explaining the business idea in brief.
  • Where and when you expect to be opening retail premises or expand your current retail business.
  • A confirmation statement that the business is independent and you have control of the business.

From those who enter we will draw up a shortlist, those shortlisted will be expected to pitch “Dragon’s Den” style to an audience of around seventy people. Anyone is able to come to the dinner by buying tickets, each attendant will get a vote on the idea they like the best and the winning ideas will receive a proportion of the prize fund on offer in proportion to votes received. Hopefully, every idea will receive something from a potential pot of thousands of pounds!

DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION FORM HERE CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS IS FRIDAY JUNE 15TH, 2018.


ATTEND THE DINNER AND HAVE YOUR SAY!

Have your say on which business ideas should be given a chance to succeed, every attendee at our Dragon’s Dinner will cast a vote for their favourite idea from pitching retail businesses. The votes cast will then be counted to help us award funds from a potential pot of thousands of pounds to the best ideas pitching!

The prize funds are in your control, don’t miss out on what is sure to be the most exciting business event in York in 2018.

Those attending will receive a fabulous three course dinner in Betty’s amazing Belmont Suite. A pay-bar will be available for drinks.

TICKETS - £100 each or £500 for table of 6

TO ORDER TICKETS VIA OUR SECRETARY CLICK HERE- we will send you an invoice