2021 Business Hub Members

Bobble Digital

Bobble Digital is an agile digital marketing agency based in Leeds, UK with clients across the globe.

Using agile methodologies and through careful research and strategy, providing key digital services including PPC, SEO, social media, video, podcasting, analytics, and more, the Bobble team develops strategies to take clients on a digital journey to support business growth.

Bobble Digital joined the York City Knights Business Club as part of their commitment to give back to the Yorkshire business community, both during these challenging times and beyond.


Cyclops Electronics

Cyclops Electronics has been part of the electronics industry for over 30 years with offices and warehouses around the world. We are always looking to add a personal touch with all our customers, so you will always have an expert account manager to hand when you need anything from us.

With large stock holdings, global reach, and a sophisticated electronic component search database, Cyclops Electronics can find and deliver day-to-day, shortage, hard-to-find components, and obsolete electronic components. We have grown to include our excess electronic stock management company Cyclops Excess and Global Supply Services (GSS) which deals in logistics and procurement. GSS is also an authorised supplier of Marathon Special Products.

We are enthusiastic to be partnering with York City Knights Business Club as we feel passionate about supporting local business whilst highlighting the electronic component industry. Our aim is to provide the workforce with an environment that stimulates growth, teamwork and continuous improvement while meeting the aspirations of the individual and minimising our environmental impact.


Abingdon Health

Abingdon Health, a global leader in the development and manufacture of high-quality lateral flow tests, is proud to support York City Knights Business Club and connect with its members.

Abingdon Health supports a growing multi-industry need for rapid test results and produces lateral flow tests at scale in many areas such as infectious disease testing, including COVID-19, animal health and environmental testing. Faster access to results allows for rapid decision making, targeted intervention and can support better outcomes. This ability has a significant role to play in improving lives across the world.

Hunters Estate Agents

Hunters Estate Agents are one of the leading local and national estate and letting agency brands. With over 200 offices nationally, our roots are firmly in York, where we started in 1992 and still have our Head Office, offering expert residential sales and lettings support across the city and beyond.

Hunters are excited to partner with the York City Knights in their new business hub. The business has always been involved in the sector either through corporate sponsorship, charity events or just being huge fans of all things sport!

As we enter our 30th year in business, we look forward to networking within the Business Hub. People and property go hand in hand, so we are excited to connect new people to our world of property in innovative ways. 2021 sees us marketing the Gasworks Development, the city’s major development in the heart of York, more expansion across the UK than ever before, and exciting new technological advancements that will significantly improve our customer’s experience.

York Mumbler

“I’m so happy to join the York City Knights Business Hub. York Mumbler has always been passionate about supporting the community in York, especially in relation to parents and children, so to be a part of this initiative was a no-brainer for me. We have so many exciting plans in 2021 – all with the aim of continually making life easier for parents in York, so I’m very much looking forward to connecting with other organisations and businesses via the York City Knights Business hub too.” Emily Pickard, Founder & mum of 2.


Hunter Gee Holroyd

Hunter Gee Holroyd are a Yorkshire firm of Chartered Accountants who offer accountancy and business advisory services to owner-managed and family-owned businesses across Yorkshire. We offer more than just financial, accounting and tax advice and consider clients to be part of our extended family, providing a friendly pro-active service, guiding you through managing your business.

Hunter Gee Holroyd joined the business hub to support businesses in our local community, enabling them to understand the value of investing in quality business advice to assist them in developing their businesses.  This is particularly important in 2021 as we emerge from the Covid crisis.  We hope to develop positive and lasting relationships with the members of the hub.

To get to know you and your business better, we offer a free consultation for our initial meeting.  This enables you to find out how we can help your business, what relevant experience we have and if you feel comfortable working us, perhaps even if we make your tea or coffee the right way! It’s the small details that make a difference.


Switch Networks

Switch Networks are pleased to join the York City Knights Business Club and look forward to meeting and supporting like-minded local businesses.

Switch Networks are an IT, Telecoms and Internet Service Provider based in the Howardian Hills in York. Our friendly team consult on all aspects of Telecoms, IT, Broadband and CCTV. Our focus is to help businesses to communicate seamlessly from their office, home or on the move using cloud technology. We offer free advice and guidance on the best solutions available to the end user across multiple networks. With over 50 years combined experience, our client base includes DFS furniture, Jorvik Viking Centre, Roxy Leisure and Arc Inspirations.

Net World Sports

Net World Sports, the world’s leading sports equipment provider, are excited to be partnering with York City Knights. Net World Sports have joined the new business hub to build a close relationship with the club in order to supply, test, and develop their FORZA rugby equipment. Net World Sports cover virtually every sport including football, golf, tennis, cricket, basketball and so much more! In 2020 they even expanded into new markets introducing a hot tub brand (CosySpa), electric scooter brand (VICI) and gym & fitness brand (METIS). Their 2021 mission is growth and development by continuing to provide new and niche products to the mass market as quickly and as efficiently as possible.

Since being founded in 2009 Net World Sports have acquired a pretty prestigious client list including Manchester United, Rangers FC, Zebre Rugby Club, The F2 Freestylers, FA Wales, and Canadian Premier League to name but a few. In such a short space of time the company has dominated the sports equipment e-commerce world, supplying over 7,000 different products to over 100 countries.

Churchills Estate Agents

We have joined the business hub firstly to support York City Knights and also to connect with other local business owners through the joint interests of not just sport but also the local community and making further connections that could lead to mutual business with each other in the future.

Churchills Estate Agents are local property professionals with various departments dealing with Property sales, Lettings, Block Management and Holiday Letting booking and management. With nearly 40 years of experience we have a strong client base within our sales and lettings divisions. Our recently added Block Management and Holiday Let teams have grown very quickly over the last few years with excellent management from our pro-active teams.


Netsells is a digital product consultancy working across web and mobile. From their head office in York, they help organisations transform through technology, turning commercial strategies and new ideas into successful digital products.

Netsells joined the York City Knights Business Club in a bid to further support the local business community and help raise the overall profile of the technology sector in the city. They hope that their involvement in the club will lead to exciting new partnerships with other York-based businesses.

With over 10 years’ experience, they have worked with a wide range of clients, including Warburtons, Trainline, Hiscox, Uber and Costa Coffee. Alongside big brand names, they have also worked with start-ups to develop innovative technology solutions that will change the world.

Sales EQ

Sales EQ Limited, is an international sales consultancy, coaching and training business based in York, United Kingdom. Our aim is to work closely with our clients to understand their sales challenges and to design practical ‘real world’ programmes, which will both enhance their sales capability and deliver a return on investment. Our core expertise is in, sales strategy, sales leadership coaching and all aspects of the sales process.

We are proud to support York City Knights and local business.  Tim Chapman, Managing Partner at Sales EQ, has recently co-authored a book on Coaching with Tony Smith, Head Coach at Hull KR, looking at what business can learn from sport. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Coaching-Winning-Sales-Teams-Insights/dp/1789734886

You can also listen to Tony and Tim on their coaching podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/coaching-winning-sales-teams/id1511274208?i=1000502090230


York Test

YorkTest.com is delighted to have joined the York City Knights Business Hub. As a leading Health & Wellbeing brand in the city, we share their passion for sport and we’d like to help support the local business community, foster exciting new partnerships and help the wider York population lead healthier lives.

YorkTest.com is the UK’s No1 provider of Food Intolerance, Allergy and Health Tests to consumers from the convenience of their own home. We have been based in York for over 39 years, we have our own Laboratory and our scientific and product innovation is highly regarded in the sector. Customers provide a small sample of blood taken at home, we then provide accurate diagnostic analysis and deliver timely results via our online wellness hub.

Ultimately, our vision is to help customers take control of their own nutrition and wellbeing. We have helped 1000’s of customers find relief from everyday symptoms, through empowering them with more knowledge about what is happening in their bodies.

Please contact us at client.support@yorktest.com if you would like to discuss any area of our business.

Sports 360

Since our inception in 2000, Sports360 have continually moved from strength to strength and the beginning of 2017 has proved to be no different, where we proudly stand as one of the largest and most renowned sports advertising agencies In the UK. Having brokered first rate shirt sponsorship deals between 32Red and both Glasgow Rangers and Leeds Utd respectively in recent times, re-setting the bar and continuing on this trend can often appear an ominous task, but our expertise, honesty and integrity allow us to do just that.

We are delighted to see Rugby League continuing its upward trend of recent years, having brokered the naming rights deal for Betfred to become the title sponsor of Europe’s premier rugby league competition. We have been working in Super League since 2000 and are the most successful Agency in Rugby League! We see a lot of potential in the York City Knights revolution and are keen to get involved.

Vantage Toyota York

Vantage Motor Group is multi-franchise car dealer group based in both Yorkshire and Lancashire. At Vantage Toyota York we offer both new and approved used cars and along with convenient servicing, you can find us at Clifton Moor Gate in York.

This year we continue to support Toyota’s Electrification strategy by introducing more hybrid and fully electric vehicles to the already well renowned Toyota range. Along with this 2021 brings the launch of Kinto One for business which we are looking forward to sharing with Hub members.

Joining the Business Hub is an exciting opportunity for Vantage Toyota York, it will allow us to both meet new people and build relationships with businesses in the local area. Our friendly team will always be happy to chat to show you how Vantage Toyota York can help to benefit your business. We are looking forward to the future working in partnership with York City Knights and being a part of their continued journey.

GMB Union

The RLPA (Rugby League Players Association) is the GMB trade union branch for Rugby League players is the UK. We are one of the largest trade unions in the Country with over 620,000 members. We will always strive to be the voice for players within the game and our goal, as it is in all workplaces, is to improve their standard of living, welfare and wellbeing and to contribute to the development of the sport and our members opportunities within it.


Abell Design

Abell Design is a creative studio in York, run by Grace Abell. I deliver smart, beautiful branding which generates success for years to come. With ten years of experience in brand and communications design, I ensure your business shines.

I am thrilled to be a part of York City Knights Business Hub as it’s an exciting time to be a part of the city’s thriving professional sectors. Coinciding with the stadium launch, this showcases the city as a centre for progressive business.

This year, we are continuing to work with brands which offer the highest quality of customer experience, both locally and internationally. As we return to bricks and mortar retail, creating beautiful packaging design is something I’d love to do more of. I’m proud to have worked with National Geographic and Royal Mail. I look forward to making new connections through the York City Knights Business Hub.


Assetiam Business Support Services

Assetiam Business Support Services is a multi-disciplinary business consultancy, it was set up by me Andy Knowles in February 2017 and operates from York.

I also just happen to be a lifelong very passionate York City Knights fan and player sponsor, so it was an easy decision signing up to the new business hub at the first opportunity. The exciting aim for 2021 and joining the hub is to extend my local network and develop relationships/collaborations with more local York/Yorkshire based partners and clients whilst also spreading the ‘Knights gospel’ as I call it.

At ‘Assetiam’ we have a real passion for people; People : Passion : Profit being our mantra. Engaging with them and helping them develop along with their business and/or organisations.  Our aim is to share three decades of practical business experience gained at all levels in companies to help others also achieve their own success criteria.

We use a carefully considered combination of practical real-life experience plus proven tools and methodologies to work with all scales of businesses from simple start-ups, growing SMEs to large complex companies such as Costain Group PLC. We help you reach YOUR goals, as they seamlessly become OUR goals whilst supporting you and your business.


Owner: Andy Knowles

W: www.assetiam.com

M: 07768 780022

York Pie Company

Darren Wiseman, Chief Pie Scientist said “We joined the hub, to extend our support of  local sporting heroes in our community.  Allowing us to associate ourselves and our hand made products alongside a great Family and Community orientated organisation who share our values was one we could not miss.  This fantastic opportunity start, what we hope will be a growing and long term mutually beneficial relationship, with a great family orientated club for years to come.

Established in 2014 The York pie Company entered its 8th year in 2021 and we stock a range of over 40 different Artisan Pies made and baked fresh to order every day before being delivered to your food business or home. A complete and growing range can be found on our web site www.yorkpies.com  This year 2021 sees us looking to expand rapidly and create several local jobs, we are family orientated and use local suppliers whenever we can to help grow and sustain the local economy.

CMJ Plumbing

CMJ Plumbing & Heating is a local York based service, Covering York and surrounding areas.

Our mission is to complete projects of multiple sizes & scope, while guaranteeing the highest standard of workmanship and customer service. As Modern times require modern material & products sourcing solutions. Here at CMJ we pride ourselves on using only the best eco-friendly products and materials brought to you at our guaranteed competitive rates.

CMJ Plumbing and Heating, joined the York City Knights business hub. Due to our passion for sport and the game in particular. Joining the business hub also helps the company to launch an exciting new initiative for CMJ Plumbing, as we take a step closer to one of our key objectives, of supporting our local sports teams. Being part of the business hub, also raises awareness of our service in the York area and helps CMJ Plumbing to engage with other businesses.

This year 2021, is set to be an exciting year for CMJ Plumbing, as we continue to build our client base and become more involved with big opportunities as the year progresses. We are also excited about the challenges that lie ahead for the business and setting new objectives as the year continues.

City Cruises

“City Cruises are delighted to be joining the York City Knights Business Hub. As one of York’s leading visitor attractions, we look forward to welcoming fans of visiting rugby league teams aboard our fleet to enjoy a different view of York.

Furthermore, as the City of York business community becomes better integrated, the Business Hub offers us the opportunity to meet new business leaders and opens up our own private cruise events to a wider audience.

We are excited about the opportunity to engage with our fellow members and hope to be able to welcome them all aboard one of fleet very soon.”

Cockerill’s Potatoes

R S Cockerill are still a family business who have operated in and around York since the Mid-1930’s. We continue to grow by supplying fresh, quality packed potatoes to the discount retailers, foodservice and ready meal manufacturing industries. As well as this, we supply the major crisp manufacturers with processing potatoes, helping to make some of the nation’s most recognisable snacks.

This is an exciting time for our business, having recently made a major capital investment in refurbishing our packing facility at Dunnington. It now employs some of the latest developments in prepacking automation, which has provided our staff with the opportunity to develop new skills and is already making significant improvements in our production efficiency. This investment will enable us to increase volumes and look at diversifying into new areas of fresh produce supply.

We’re proud of what we do and working with York City Knights we want to raise the profile of our business to create new opportunities as a potential employer, to support the local community, develop new suppliers and gain new customers. Though we have grown to be a business that operates nationally, we still value local.

Our web address is: www.cockerill.co.uk

Simpsons of York

Simpson have a rich heritage within the city of York, providing over a long period, supported by our in-house bespoke joinery manufacturing facility, an exceptional service within the Fit-Out & Construction sectors, all the while maintaining the primary focus of keeping our clients expectations at the centre of the project delivery.

With a history dating back to 1922, Simpson take great pride in our long standing association with clients both nationwide and those sharing the same proud past as we do with the city, all supported by our investment in our people, from apprentices onwards.

Simpson joined the York City Knights Business Hub to facilitate the impressive community ethos of the club, in what is an immensely exciting time as the Knights enter a new era at the LNER Community Stadium.

The company web address is www.simpsonyork.co.uk

First Transport

In joining the business hub we hope that it will create a long-lasting partnership with York City Knights and will help us in building strong relationships with organisations across the area.

First York is York’s bus company, transporting millions of customers every year on the iconic York Park & Ride, now boasting the biggest electric P&R bus fleet in the country, and on our extensive city network. Together, these give customers easy access to all that York has to offer including leisure destinations, events and employment across the city.

Using our zero and ultra-low emission buses promotes sustainable journeys, helps to tackle congestion and creates cleaner air, supporting a green recovery alongside the economic revival of York.

Their website is firstbus.co.uk/york

Fit 20

Looking forward to being involved with so many other successful York businesses and sharing their experiences and learning about their challenges and success.

I started an apprenticeship at 16 years old as a motor vehicle technician at Turnbull’s Nissan York and 3 years later after completing my apprenticeship, I moved to Brisbane in Australia to work for a Nissan dealership.

After 18 months I returned home to York to help my father run a family business in the motor trade in which I took over and became Managing Director in 2001.  After many highs and lows, I left the motor trade at the age of 50 and took so time off with my young family.

For many years I always had an interest in sport and fitness and whilst I were enjoying some time off, I kept an eye out for my next opportunity and this is when fit20 caught my eye, with a building in Heworth York already in mind and after spending some time experiencing the training and getting to know more about the fit20 training method I’m now looking forward to opening my own fit20 studio in April 2021 in Heworth Road York.


Royal Pilgrim Communications

Royal Pilgrim Communications is a full-service communications agency working solely within the property sector throughout the UK, but with a strong York presence.  Our specialisms include media relations, political liaison, digital communication, community consultation and stakeholder management.

Our work includes managing communications for large planning applications, positively enhancing corporate reputations and strategic advice for long-term development situations.

Ben Pilgrim, Founding Director commented:

“We are very excited to join the Knights Business Hub as we recognise the major role the club plays within the York community.  Many of our team are long-standing rugby league fans and we can’t wait to sample the action at the new stadium.

“Despite the unprecedented situation we find ourselves in, we have plans for significant expansion in 2021 and are also aiming to be champions in our field.”

Gough & Kelly

Leading security firm, Gough & Kelly, has signed a new deal to become the security and matchday experience partner for York City Knights RLFC.

Based in Leeds, Gough & Kelly is one of the largest, independent and privately owned companies specialising in security solutions in Yorkshire.

G&K is also family-owned, a key part of its roots and has been trading for more than 30 years. The award-winning company currently provides a wide range of Electronic & Physical Security Services across a number of sectors including CCTV, Intruder Alarms, Access Control Systems to Manned Guarding, Events Security and Keyholding Services.

Ian Crawford, Group Operations Director at Gough & Kelly, said: “As York’s largest security company and after being awarded the matchday experience contract for York City Knights we felt the time was right to grow our relationship with York and become key partners with this great club is something we are all excited about at G&K.  We will be working hard for the forthcoming season to get fans back into the stadium safely and enhance the fans experience when visiting the LNER Stadium Jungle.  I want to personally thank York City Knights for making Gough & Kelly part of its family.”

Berkeley Scott

“We are delighted to join the York City Knights Business Hub partly to become and support the local area in which we operate, but also to build new working partnerships and relationships with like-minded businesses within the Yorkshire area.

Berkeley Scott Recruitment are part of the Kellan Group of Companies, specialising in Temporary, Permanent and Contract staffing solutions within the Hospitality, Catering, Cleaning, Facilities and Customer Services industries.  Alongside our sister brands; RK Finance, Accountancy and Busines Support Services, Quantica Technology and Quantica Medical Solutions; our vision is to be the recruitment specialist of choice across the UK.  Having operated across the UK since 1984, we have a longstanding reputation.  Having operated throughout the pandemic, supplying key workers to the NHS, Ministry of Defence and local schools, we are extremely excited for the sports, leisure and hospitality markets to re-open and will be working hard to support the industry return to its full potential.  We are excited for the new relationships the business hub will bring us but also for the social aspect that it will bring our team, which for us is so important for 2021!”

Pam Martin, Regional Director North, Kellan Group

York Gin Company

As York Gin’s Sales Manager, I want to make and maintain fantastic relationships with fellow York businesses.

The York City Knights Business Hub is a brilliant way to cement the relationships we already have with the RL at football clubs based at the LNER stadium.

And it gives me the chance to mix with and get to know the key players in York’s business scene. York Gin is here for the long haul and we want to be an integral part of York’s future.

– Adam Cook, Sales Manager, York Gin Company

York Gin was established in 2018. In the past three years we’ve become an iconic brand for the city.

We’re known for the quality of our gins, winning top international gold medals and being recognised as making some of the world’s best gin

Our shop in the centre of town just opposite Shambles and M&S is thriving – it won Visit York Shop of the Year 2020

We’re a Living Wage Employer, support local charities and buy local wherever we can.

We’re also a sustainable business: we run on 100% green energy, our two electric vehicles are emission-free and all our gift sets and bottles are plastic-free.

Plans for 2021 include:

– potentially opening a second shop

– new products, packaging and bottles, tasting experiences

– our business becoming even more sustainable

– picking up on any opportunities that present themselves!

Adam Cook

Sales Manager York Gin Company
Mobile 07943288566
Landline 01904 848900

Clapham Commercials

I’ve recently joined the team at Clapham Commercials as Operations Manager and would be happy to be a named spokesperson in this and future pieces.

“The team at Clapham Commercials are excited to be teaming with the York City Knights for the upcoming season and becoming a member of the Business Hub.

We’ve been busy supporting local businesses over the last 12 months, helping them get the best deals on new and used commercial vehicles to they can emerge from the pandemic in a stronger position than ever.

In 2021 we’ve expanded our business by offering electric vehicles and opening a second location in Cheshire, we look forward to what the rest of the year brings us.”

Our web address is www.claphamcommercials.co.uk

Infinity Pay

We partner with several sports clubs throughout the UK, York for us, really is a sleeping giant with some outstanding partners already on board, we look forward to working with both the club and its partners in 2021/22.

We have over 37 years’ experience designing, manufacturing and supplying complete EPOS solutions for retail and hospitality establishments, with over 25,000 installations across the globe

Ebor Mortgages

Ebor Mortgages are a whole of market, Independent Mortgage and Protection Brokers based in York and providing advice to clients all over the country. From First Time Buyers to Portfolio Landlords we help clients find the best mortgage deals and provide them with clear, jargon-free advice along the way.

Although we have all worked in York for years, the business was only formed in October 2020 so we have joined the York City Knights Business Club to build our profile and support the great work that the club are doing in the City.

John Nurden

Persimmon Homes

Scott Waters, managing director for Persimmon Homes Yorkshire, said: “Persimmon Homes builds more than 16,000 beautifully designed new homes a year across its 31 operating businesses. Based in Fulford, we are proud to be the one of the UK’s most successful housebuilders and are committed to the highest standards of design, construction and service.

“The Yorkshire regional business is pleased to have joined the York City Knights Business Hub. The membership is an exciting new networking opportunity for like-minded businesses to exchange ideas and address the emerging business needs of the city.

“Across the Yorkshire division we currently have developments in Harrogate, Knaresborough, York, Pocklington, Selby, Sherburn-in-Elmet, Cottingham, Hull and Scarborough and are continually exploring further land opportunities.

“We feel the partnership with York City Knights Business Hub will help to strengthen our passion of supporting the businesses and community groups, charities and schools in the areas where we are building.”

Langleys Solicitors

Langleys has long been a fixture of the York business world. We are delighted to join the York City Knights Business Hub as a way to work alongside local organisations and further that commitment to the city. As we start to emerge from lockdown, it is essential that we work together to get the region back to business and help the economy return to health.

Unlike other generalist law firms, Langleys has focused on building core specialisms in specific markets. Our clients range from farmers and landowners, real estate investors and family businesses, to education providers, business owners and larger commercial organisations. They come to us because they know we will look after their business and personal affairs with tenacity, care and common sense.

William Birch Construction

William Birch is a restoration, refurbishment and new build construction company, employing almost 60 people in the city of York and surrounding area. We take great pride in the construction service we deliver to all our customers and have recently been recognised nationally for some of our projects; shortlisted for the Stirling Prize Award for The Weston at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and winner of the National Constructing Excellence Conservation and Restoration award at Hylton Castle.

Gemma Shahjahan, Director at William Birch said “we are delighted to become members of the Business Hub, at such an exciting time for the city, the club and the stadium. York has been our home for over 146 years and has always been a city of great opportunity, we are really looking forward to working with the local business community to share plans, goals and opportunities for the future.”

Holiday Inn Express York, part of Splendid Hospitality Group

The Holiday Inn Express York, part of Splendid Hospitality Group, is delighted to join the York City Knights Business Club. Being part of this network of local business will be invaluable to us in building long lasting and successful relationships. We are excited for the opportunities that York City Knights and the new LNER Community Stadium will bring to the city and as a result, the new people that will visit. Our passion for York and delivering excellent hospitality, we are sure will be mirrored by the Business Hub and its members.

Athlete Discovery

Athlete Discovery offers bespoke strength and conditioning to young athletes of all sports in York. Youth athletes require specialist guidance on how to remain injury free whilst performing optimally during key stages of development. Contact Athlete Discovery for your free Initial Assessment to unlock your athletic potential.

Twitter: @AthleteDiscov
Instagram: @Athlete Discovery
Facebook: @Athlete Discovery

Vangarde Shopping Centre

Vangarde Shopping Park provides a premium shopping experience on the outskirts of the historic City of York, in the retail district of Monks Cross.

The park has become a popular shopping destination for shoppers and diners, housing an M&S store with food hall, café and opticians, and the region’s largest state of the art Next store,  More recently Specsavers and TUI have joined the shopping park.

Vangarde offers a range of eateries for all tastes and ages, including Prezzo, Nando’s, Estabulo Rodizio Bar & Grill, The Confessional, Costa Coffee, M&S Café and Caffe Nero.

We look forward to being members of the YCK Business Hub, as well welcoming their fans up to Monks Cross and we wish YCK every success in their new home!

Garbutt & Elliot

Who we are

Garbutt + Elliott are one of the largest independent accountancy and advisory firms in Yorkshire, with 15 partners and over 200 staff. We are not your traditional accountancy firm, we are straight talking normal folk always ready to make a difference.

As a company we are shaped by our values, we believe passionate people change the world and we’re passionate about what we do and are here to help you thrive.

What we do

We specialise in advising owner-managed and family businesses in the region and beyond.

Our team genuinely care about you and your aspirations, supporting you every step of the way through all stages of your business journey. It’s our business to be there for yours.

We seek out the best people to ensure we can provide you with a service that will make you go WOW, with specialists in every service line you are never without expertise and advice that you need.

Our areas of business include: Audit & Advisory, Tax Services, Corporate Finance, Accounting support, Private clients, Family Business, Wealth Management, Payroll outsourcing, Cloud Accounting and Xero.

Why we’re happy to support the Hub

Garbutt + Elliott is delighted to be involved in the York City Knights Business Hub. As a firm we’re committed to supporting local businesses achieve their growth ambitions across the City of York and the surrounding region.

With an array of dynamic and diverse businesses in York it’s a pleasure to be part of a new and innovative platform and have the opportunity to connect with fantastic local businesses supporting them on their journey.

UK Fibre Networks

UK Fibre Networks were delighted to be invited to join the business hub. As a relatively new business in York, it was an ideal opportunity for us to meet with other York based companies and a way we could introduce our services in and around the area. UK Fibre Networks is currently working with York City Council to bring the latest fibre optic broadband service to businesses based in the centre of York City. Our network is currently available in and around the Swinegate area of the city – offering speeds of 1000Mb upload and download for £99.99 per month. The installation and hardware is completely funded via community schemes such as Digital Enterprise. Our service currently includes; Super Fast Broadband, Ultra Fast Broadband & Hyper Fast Broadband.


Knowledge Frame

Knowledgeframe is an IT and  Customer Relationship business that works from bases in York, Sunderland and Scotland whose principals represent over 100 man years of experience which means we honestly get it – running a small business, amateur sports club, charity or creating a new start up is tough. The time you have available to focus on IT is limited and available budgets are tight, but the pressure to deliver and succeed is very real – so a reasonable first step before doing anything is to ask yourself 3 questions:

* What can we reasonably do and maintain, ourselves?
* What do we actually need help with?
* What do we need that, having weighed up the commitments and expenditures we will need to make in our time, effort and money, it it better for us to outsource completely?”

These questions don’t always have clear or simple answers and that is why we are here and do what we do, help our clients arrive at clear and honest answers to these key questions and then provide the simplest possible, cost effective solutions those answers show are needed. We understand a website, an App and collecting payments are just part of a bigger picture. In reality, for any enterprise to grow, simply having the tools is not enough – which is why we offer advice and services relating to social media marketing, email campaign management, data analytics, data privacy, customer relationship management and more.

Put simply we take on the day-to-day tasks at a clear, fixed and known cost so you can concentrate on what you do best; running your enterprise and adding to its bottom line value.

Jon Bell Counselling & Sports Psychotherapy

Hello, I am Jon Bell.

I’m counsellor and sports psychotherapist with a home-based clinic in Acomb, offering counselling support to the people of York.

I recently opened Jon Bell Counselling & Sports Psychotherapy Ltd, which runs alongside my work with Leeds-based mental health organisation Mantality, where I am the principal psychotherapist.

My clinic is a warm and welcoming environment that provides a safe space to explore a client’s challenges. Whilst I do have a speciality in Sports Psychotherapy, I see clients from all backgrounds, facing a wide range of challenges in their life, and I welcome non-athletes to my practice as I do those from a sports setting.

Having completed my Masters research into the issue of vulnerability in rugby league, as well as personally spending time in the game at an elite level, I have first-hand experience and clinical understanding of how striving for authenticity in the toughest of sports can present athletes and non-competitors alike with a template for happier, wholehearted living.

Being a small independent business in the city, it is critical for me to make connections across York and ensure that I find the channels through which I can communicate the nature of my work. Counselling is often misunderstood and through connection and conversation, I hope that my affiliation with YCK Business Hub will give my counselling practice the forum and relationships to develop into a one that is trusted and respected amongst those whom I am privileged to work with in the future.

I am delighted to be joining the Hub!

Wilberforce Trust

The Wilberforce Trust’s vision is to see a world in which all people with sight loss, including those with other disabilities, are truly integrated in society with equal opportunities in all aspects of life and to know that our passion and commitment have been influential in bringing this about.

Since 1833 the Wilberforce Trust has been empowering people with a visual or sensory impairment to make their own choices and have control of their life by providing personalised services that are delivered in partnership with the client, their circle of support and commissioners.

We provide a range of services including Supported Housing, Supported Living, Yorsensory Services, Living and Learning Zoone and Sensory Services for Businesses. Until 2019 the Trust had predominantly focussed on support for adults but as an innovative charity that always wants to respond to community need, we started offering after school activities to children with visual impairment and their siblings, and so Club Wilber was born. We are very happy that York City Knights player, Will Jubb, saw the benefits of this addition to our services and has become an ambassador, as he is an excellent role model for the children of Club Wilber.

Wilberforce Trust have joined the Business Hub to continue being at the heart of the York community. It will also allow us the opportunity to connect with the other organisations and businesses to raise awareness of sensory loss.

With the opening of the new Wilberforce House development it is a really exciting time for our organisation and we are looking forward to connecting and building lasting relationships with other organisations and businesses.

You can find out more about the Wilberforce Trust and Club Wilber on their website: https://www.wilberforcetrust.org.uk