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Daniel Harper

Daniel Harper

Executive Officer – Economy and Transport (Place-shaping and Economic Growth),
Harrogate Borough Council

  • Launching the council’s 2017 Economic Growth Strategy to prioritise local growth via investment in local brands, digital connectivity and high-quality transport links
  • Providing tailored support to over 200 local businesses to protect local brands, with 75% of local companies rating Harrogate district as “good for business”
  • Securing £500,000 of grant funding for local businesses, including a £200,000 investment in the Digital Enterprise Support Programme to improve productivity via knowledge exchange and digitalisation
  • Securing over 30 large inward investment enquires which has supported over 1,000 jobs created in the district
  • Gaining £13 million of funding to drastically improve local rail infrastructure, doubling the frequency of trains travelling between Harrogate and large cities in the past year