we can guide you through the complex world of business support.

We are your single point of contact for tailored SME business support in Leeds City Region.  If you’re a small to medium sized business based in Barnsley, Bradford, Calderdale, Craven, Harrogate, Kirklees, Leeds, Selby, Wakefield or York, find out how we can help and save you time.

This section of our website brings together the support that is available, but if you’re not sure where to start, you can have a chat with our team on 0113 348 1818 or email BusinessGrowth@the-lep.com.

If you'd like to know more about how businesses near you are working with us, please visit #LetsTalkRealBusiness.


Business finance

Grants and loans from the LEP and other finance providers

Find Out More Business finance

Skills and training

Funding and support to expand and develop your workforce

Find Out More Skills and training

International trade

Support and funding to help your company break into export markets

Find Out More International trade


Develop products and processes and put new ideas into practice

Find Out More Innovation

Broadband and digital skills

Help your company get more from the internet

Find Out More Broadband and digital skills

Business start-ups

Help with launching and developing a new business in the Leeds City Region

Find Out More Business start-ups

Business growth

Advice and support to help your company grow

Find Out More Business growth

Resource efficiency

Reduce costs to your business by becoming more resource efficient.

Find Out More Resource efficiency

Our partners

We work with a range of partners to support businesses in Leeds City Region that want to grow. This page brings together the business support partners we work with.

Find Out More Our partners


Contact our business growth team on 0113 348 1818 or BusinessGrowth@the-lep.com

Business support and finance

Not sure where to start? Don't worry. Just get in touch with our business growth team and we can help you find the right support for your business needs.