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Whether working in a business, a college, a local authority or in a community project, everyone, everywhere has stories to tell about the last year.

We have collated some of the inspiring stories of adaptation, innovation, and resilience from across the region, from our team, from our partners, and from some of our region's great SMEs.

COVID-19 and the accompanying lockdown has changed the way that we work, learn, and live. Many people were, and still are, juggling childcare duties, working and studying from home and in makeshift offices, and struggling through uncertain times. Our LEP and Growth Hub teams have had to adapt and look for new ways to deliver support and help strengthen our businesses and communities.

Businesses across the region have worked hard to adapt to the challenges of COVID-19 and come back Greener, Fairer, and Stronger. We have seen inspiring examples of businesses adopting new business models and better working practices that increase productivity and sustainability. Here are a few from those we have supported across York and North Yorkshire.

Fundamental to our vision for a Greener, Fairer, Stronger economy in York and North Yorkshire is our shared ambition to be carbon-neutral by 2034 and carbon-negative by 2040. Working together with our key stakeholders and partners, we will capitalise on our high quality landscape and green spaces to support this ambition.