We are committed to promoting Knaresborough businesses positively to residents and visitors and to representing the best interests of the town at all levels. All types of businesses are represented - not just those with retail shop fronts in the town centre. Freelancers, consultants, market traders, tradespeople and larger or non-central operations are welcome and can benefit from everything the Chamber has to offer.

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Knaresborough & District Chamber
Knaresborough & District Chamber aims to bring local businesses and the community together and to represent Knaresborough businesses at all levels. Whatever your business type or size, we're here to help. Get in touch to find out more.


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A Contemporary Chamber for an Historic Town

Knaresborough & District Chamber is an independent and voluntary, non-affiliated group of local business people and shop owners committed to promoting Knaresborough businesses and shops positively to residents and visitors.

  • It supports responsible local businesses and encourages owners and managers to help make Knaresborough a pleasant, prosperous and rewarding place to be for customers, clients and employees.
  • It acknowledges the important role our local shops and businesses perform as an integral part of the Knaresborough experience by imparting experience, knowledge and service.
  • It believes that by supporting your local businesses you are contributing to the sense of community and overall welfare of the town.

Knaresborough Chamber Activities

Business Support & Promotion

Chamber supports new and established Knaresborough businesses of all types and sizes with practical help and advice. We also regularly highlight marketing, advertising and sponsorship opportunities for local businesses and are involved in a range of marketing initiatives to promote the wider town. If you are interested in finding out more or would like to attend one of our bi-monthly meetings, get in touch via the 'Contact' or 'Join Us' pages.

Linking In - Representing Business Needs

Knaresborough Chamber regularly meets with other organisations, councils and chambers, locally and regionally, to ensure that the interests of town businesses are well represented. We are part of the Knaresborough Voice initiative, seeking to get the best for our town and its businesses in light of local government re-organisation. We are also working along side Knaresborough Connectors on an exciting economic development project for the town.

Charity & Community Activities

Through the Chamber, the generous community of Knaresborough give to a range of local good causes. For example, we support Knaresborough based Henshaws Arts & Craft Centre and annual community events such as the Bed Race, FEVA and Christmas Market. We have also contributed financially to one-off projects such as the installation of Public Access Defibrillators in the town centre and a Civic Society Blue Plaque to commemorate our historic market.

Town Crier

The Knaresborough Town Crier and Deputy are appointed by the Chamber. They can be seen at the weekly Wednesday market and a number of events around town and are available by arrangement. If you would like one of them to attend or promote your event, please contact the Chamber on

Town Maps

Knaresborough Chamber organises the publication and printing of 14 large guide maps situated around the town. You will find these in car parks and other key locations to help visitors, in particular, get the most from their visit. These are updated annually, so please get in touch if you are interested in advertising your business.

Informal Networking

Knaresborough Chamber organises regular social events which provide informal opportunities for networking - but can also be just for fun! We also hold free bi-monthly open meetings on the first Wednesday of the month, from 7pm downstairs at The Mitre.

Knaresborough Chamber Year-Round

Floral Hanging Baskets

Town centre businesses can now order their council watered hanging baskets direct from North Yorkshire Council. Click on the 'Floral Hanging Baskets' title above for more details.

Christmas Market

Knaresborough Christmas Market, held in the Market Square beside the Old Market Cross, attracts thousands of visitors each year. Chamber works with other local organisations to help organise the market, promote the town wide Christmas experience and shop local message and give both visitors and residents a truly merry kick-off to the festive season! Find out more at


FEVA is Knaresborough’s annual Festival of Entertainment and Visual Arts. Every summer, for ten days a year, the town stages a wonderful array of shows and events. You will find something going on in every corner of the town from street theatre and open air concerts, to live music and the art trail. Knaresborough & District Chamber support Feva both financially and through a window competition for local businesses.