ELEVATE YORK – Moving On without Moving In


19th August 2020 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

An informative webinar with hints and tips about what you need to be aware of when considering where you will locate your business.

About this Event


Explore how AD:VENTURE can help your business in YORK to START / SCALE / GROW

We know there are lots of new and growing businesses in York we haven’t met yet, and we would like to remedy that!

Between 18th and 20th August, we have developed three virtual events to help you build on your business.

You will also have the chance to book a one to one (Virtual!) meeting with our brand new York based AD:VENTURE advisor, Alice Ingram to find out how she can help you with your business start up and growth plans.

Event Number 2

19 AUGUST – Moving On without Moving In

It’s often natural to want to set your new business up in commercial premises but is it really necessary? We have some down to earth hints and tips about what you need to be aware of when considering where you will locate your business.

Douglas Oliver, property lawyer at Rollits LLP will touch on the some of the pitfalls that you need to look out for whether you are leasing or buying property for your business. Christine Geddes supports start-up businesses at Make it York and is a former business owner. She will share some top tips to being successful in finding the right premises for your business.

Olivia Chatten , Business Development Executive at York Science Park will discuss the options regarding occupancy agreements, types of workspace to consider and benefits of space at the University of York.

This workshop is for anyone thinking of setting up or scaling their business and considering property in York.

Douglas Oliver is a partner at Rollits LLP and a property lawyer with considerable experience. His work includes site assembly, advising RSL’s on planning agreements, drafting management agreements, shared ownership leases, restricted price covenant schemes, licenced premises freehold and leasehold acquisition and disposal, commercial leases, conditional contracts, options, overage agreements and funding agreements.

Christine Geddes is the Business Development Executive at Make It York working with start up companies in the City. She has a wealth of experience within the city and has set up and run her own business.

Olivia Chatten is Business Development Executive at York Science Park and Phase One Business Incubator at the University of York.


Logging on to the session:

You will receive a reminder email two days before the online workshop this will give you the link and password you will require to enter the session. You will be taken to a registration page, if you can fill out your details in and click register you will be taken through to the online workshop. The workshop will start prompt at 10.30am however for our records you will be required to sign into the session. Therefore can I ask you log on to the workshop from 10.am. Once you are in the session, you will receive a signing in sheet, if you can follow the instructions via the email and sign the document online and click complete.


18 ELEVATE YORK – Elevate and Grow

19 ELEVATE YORK – Move On without Moving In

20 ELEVATE YORK – Networking Online and In Person

The AD:VENTURE programme delivers ERDF funded growth support to existing businesses in their first 3 years of trading and for people planning to start a business within the Leeds City Region.

The AD:VENTURE programme is supported by the 2014 – 2020 European Regional Development Fund.