Think Harrogate – statement re COVID-19

In the light of the current situation with COVID-19 and following guidance from HM Government and Public Health England the following planned events have been postponed:

Creative Masterclass on Weds 29th April

Harrogate Place Network meeting on 14th May

As soon as we are able to we will widely publicise the re-arranged dates for both events.

The intention at this time is to use Think Harrogate for information sharing and the Place Leadership Group are currently looking at the best ways that a group such as ours - working with others - can do this.

Because our place matters…

The Harrogate district is an enticing collection of communities and countryside, history and heritage, businesses and brands; a sparkling gem in the heart of Yorkshire, a district of distinctiveness alive with opportunity. Whilst Harrogate Town itself is the principal settlement, Ripon, Knaresborough, Pateley Bridge, Boroughbridge and Masham are successes in their own right with each playing its own role in the economic and social tapestry that makes up this special part of Yorkshire.

So when we talk about Harrogate, we mean the district in its widest geographical sense; in its full splendour.

With quality assets spread across the district the whole is definitely greater than the sum of the parts. Harrogate has a fantastic opportunity to exploit its business opportunities, growth potential, assets, attractions, events and landscapes, its city connections and its image and recognition.

We will help Harrogate to thrive and grow whilst staying true to what has made it special, by bringing together the knowledge, networks, passion and determination of its businesses, organisations and individuals as a powerful force to promote our wonderful place.

There will be no second bests, no compromises as we make Harrogate a destination for leading businesses and aspirational individuals.


Proactive ways to get involved in Think Harrogate:

Join the Harrogate Place Network

Promote | Learn | Advocate | Connect | Engage


A district-wide network of businesses, organisations and individuals who come together to proactively raise the profile of Harrogate and support investment.

Acting as ambassadors for Harrogate, we talk about opportunities, celebrate the success of our businesses and showcase our wonderful place. Together we tell the Harrogate story.

Attend a Creative Masterclass

Could you help tell the Harrogate Story via your business website or promotional material?

Join us on 29th April for an informative session with the UK’s leading Place Marketing specialists, Thinking Place, and learn how to use their proven techniques for creating compelling visual stories to promote Harrogate at the same time as promoting your business.

Harrogate Story Launch Event at Roosters Taproom



Download your copy of The Harrogate Story


Harrogate Place Leadership Group – Structure and Purpose



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