THE inaugural Selby Enterprise Day has been hailed a success with more than 30 exhibitors and scores of visitors.
The event, organised by Business Support York & North Yorkshire in association with Selby District Council, featured a number of business and organisation giving a range of advice to support enterprise.
Opened by Caroline Andrew-Johnstone of FasPrint and MP Nigel Adams, the event included advice from Job Centre Plus on how they can support unemployed people into self employment, as well as from North Yorkshire County Council on apprenticeship schemes, Selby College on training opportunities, tax information from accountants and more.
Norman Whyte chief executive of Business Support York & North Yorkshire said he was delighted at the success of the day which he said had exceeded all expectations for both exhibitors and delegates, with some great contacts being made.
Organiser Heidi Green of Business Support York & North Yorkshire said: "I have always known Selby to be a great place to do business, unfortunately like many small market towns it has had some difficulties, but the tide is turning and we want to build on the momentum of this day."
Presentations throughout the day gave information on social media, crowdfunding, starting a business, and marketing.
Cllr Mark Crane, leader of Selby District Council said he was encouraged to see so many people at the day and the Council determined to support all businesses in the area.
He said: "It was fantastic to see so many different organisations to turn up and make this event the resounding success that it was."
Networking opportunities were available at a networking breakfast by local networking group 4N, and again a lunchtime when entertainment was provided by Olivia Newton.