AD:VENTURE is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund 2014-2020

AD:VENTURE

The AD:VENTURE programme provides dedicated support to eligible young and new businesses who have strong growth ambitions.

Ad:Venture

 

OVERVIEW

Delivering across the Leeds City Region, the AD:VENTURE programme offers a comprehensive and innovative mix of tailored business support to boost growth and develop businesses in their early years. Support includes:

  • A full business start-up programme, with assistance in those early set up stages and business planning
  • One-to-one support – you can access a dedicated business advisor to guide your growth journey and to help you develop your business plan
  • Workshops targeted to develop skills that will help drive business growth - in topics such as HR, Strategy, Cash flow forecasting, Branding, Marketing, Innovation and Research and Development
  • Entrepreneur Knowledge Exchange (EKE) - expert University partners will support you to solve business problems using the shared experiences and insight of a small group
  • Business incubation space and services                
  • Support to find out more about sources of finance including start up and growth grants

Am I eligible?

  • Your business can have been trading for up to 3 years.
  • Your business has the ambition to take on staff.
  • Your business must be within the local authority areas of Bradford, Calderdale, Craven, Harrogate, Kirklees, Leeds, Selby, Wakefield and York.
  • Your business must have strong growth ambitions.
  • Your business must trade in an eligible sector (this generally excludes primary agriculture, banking and financial services, activities related to education or social care, and those sectors trading directly with consumers e.g. retail and hospitality). 

HOW TO APPLY

Visit www.ad-venture.org.uk, call 0845 524 0210 or email support@ad-venture.org.uk

Alternatively, you can contact our business growth team here at the LEP on 0113 3481818 or BusinessGrowth@the-lep.com to find out more.

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