Make It York Partners with Hiscox Business Club

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UnknownWe are pleased to announce that our client, Make It York, is partnering with Hiscox to launch the Hiscox Business Club.

New, small businesses with up to 4 employees can apply to use free workspace and office facilities at the new Hiscox state-of-the art building.

There is room for up to 50 people to be involved. It is a tremendous opportunity for local entrepreneurs and ambitious start-up businesses.

Anyone interested in applying for one of the spaces can apply online here.

Hiscox press release is below:

Specialist global insurer Hiscox has today launched Hiscox Business Club, a free of charge facility providing office and meeting space in its new state-of-the-art building to selected small businesses.

Hiscox Business Club is open to local entrepreneurs and business owners with up to four employees, operating in any field from accountancy to web design. It is an opportunity for them to work from an iconic new city centre space and expand their network and contacts.

Members of the Business Club will have access to desk space, meeting rooms with video-conferencing and projection facilities, wi-fi and printers, bike store and access to the Hiscox Art Café. They can also benefit from PR and marketing exposure via Hiscox and its partners. In addition, there will be opportunities to collaborate with Hiscox, network at exclusive Hiscox Business Club events, access business support services from Make It York and attend a range of other invite-only events in the city such as York St John University’s Business Masterclasses.

Alan Millard, Chief Operating Officer at Hiscox UK, explained: “SMEs are an important part of our business and Hiscox Business Club enables us to practically support some of this city’s inspiring entrepreneurs. We look forward to experiencing the buzz they will inevitably bring to our fantastic new office.”

Hiscox Business Club is the result of collaboration between Make It York and York St John University. Steve Brown, Managing Director at Make It York, added: “The Hiscox Business Club is a great addition to the city. We are delighted to be working with Hiscox to provide more of the city’s start-ups and entrepreneurs with access to the facilities and support they need to help them grow.”

Interested businesses can apply online at from now until Friday 15th January 2016. Successful candidates will be notified by mid-February and the Business Club will open in March 2016. 

For further information please contact:

Hiscox Ltd

Lucy Hensher                      +44 (0) 20 7448 6619        

About Hiscox

Hiscox, the international specialist insurer, is headquartered in Bermuda and listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:HSX). There are three main underwriting divisions in the Group – Hiscox London Market, Hiscox Re and Hiscox Retail (which includes Hiscox UK and Europe, Hiscox Guernsey, Hiscox USA and subsidiary brand, DirectAsia). Hiscox underwrites internationally traded, bigger ticket business and reinsurance through Hiscox Re and Hiscox London Market. Through its retail businesses in the UK, Europe and the US Hiscox offers a range of specialist insurance for professionals and business customers, as well as homeowners. For further information, visit

About Make It York

Make It York (York’s Destination Organisation) has an overarching remit to market the city and its surroundings – nationally and internationally – as an exciting place to live, study, visit, work and do business.  The remit covers leisure and business tourism, city centre management, festivals and events, business support and inward investment.

Operating under its business brands of York Means Business, Science City York, and VisitYork4Meetings one of Make It York’s key aims is to promote York as a brilliant place to do business, helping to support business growth and innovation across a range of business sectors. We do this through offering a range of business support services designed to ensure businesses are able to get the help they need, when they need it.

The York economy is currently worth £4.75billion (GVA), supporting around 8,500 businesses and 114,000 jobs.