Creative Industries

New opportunities linked to investment at place such as Create Yorkshire.

Seven Video is one of the new creative companies now based at Church Fenton.


Investing in new and emerging technologies, including innovative carbon capture and the development of the Humber Energy Estuary.

Drax is investing heavily in biomass and world-leading carbon capture technology.


Capitalising on existing key assets and supporting investment in new technology, such as a vertical farm development near Drax.

Agritech is the world’s fastest-growing industrial sector and Stockbridge Technology Centre at Cawood is a pioneering agritech site.

Advanced manufacturing

Building on the high manufacturing base by supporting innovation and encouraging new technology.

Mpac Lambert Engineering at Tadcaster exports high precision components across the world.


Making use of our excellent road and rail infrastructure, with easy links to all parts of the UK.

Existing locations such as Sherburn Business Park already benefit from direct access to the UK’s motorway network.


Proactively bringing forward new employment space and supporting house building, as the fastest-growing area in North Yorkshire.

Construction apprenticeships are an important part of the offer from the top performing Selby College.

Visitor and hospitality

Investing in our market towns and supporting major events to raise the profile of the area.

Investing in the Tour de Yorkshire and Selby 950 celebrations has helped to give the district a global TV audience.


Selby District Council has more big investment sites than any other area in Yorkshire.