There is concern that businesses in the region will not know where it go to for help.
It follows the local and regional Business Link service stopping in 2011. Businesses are being urged to turn to other enterprise organisations for support to ensure economic growth.
The York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Local Enterprise Partnership is one such group aiming to reach out to growing businessses.
– Barry Dodd, York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Local Enterprise Partnership
Yes, much free business support has disappeared, but companies, particularly micro businesses and the smaller SME’s, need to view professional support as an investment that will yield returns, not a cost to their business.