New support hub set to boost the region’s small businesses 

Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (the LEP) has partnered with Enterprise Nation to launch Business Connect, a new support hub to help unlock the potential of the region’s small businesses.

21 July 2021.

Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (the LEP) has announced it has partnered with Enterprise Nation to launch Business Connect, a new support hub to help unlock the potential of the region’s small businesses. 

The digital platform will feature local advisers offering specialist support from accountancy, legal and marketing to digital, sales and productivity to help West Yorkshire firms bounce back and grow. 

Hosted on the Enterprise Nation platform, the service will also give firms instant access to local resources including, business-building events, recruitment tools and digital support offered by the partnership. 

Tracy Brabin, Mayor of West Yorkshire said:

“I’m thrilled to announce the launch of Business Connect - a new hub that I’m confident will be valued by businesses looking at what is required to move forward.

“I have pledged to support local businesses and this is a fantastic opportunity for SMEs to connect with knowledgeable and experienced advisors who can help them to evaluate what they need to grow their business and improve efficiencies.”

Sir Roger Marsh OBE DL, Chair of the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership and NP11, said:

“I’m delighted that the LEP is working with Enterprise Nation to create a space for our region’s businesses to access resources and expertise to help them grow and build resilience”.  

“Business collaboration offers many long-term benefits and this platform is a fantastic opportunity for business leaders to connect with some of our region’s top advisors”.

“I would encourage all to sign up and find out how they can improve performance and identify new opportunities”.

Emma Jones, founder of small business network and national business support provider Enterprise Nation, said: 

“This partnership will see hundreds of West Yorkshire businesses benefit from the knowledge of a curated cohort of local experts and get easy access to excellent resources to help them to not only recover following the pandemic, but grow. 

“It’s great to see a forward-thinking organisation like the LEP leading on initiatives like this that will benefit the local economy.” 

Business Connect forms part of a range of support from the LEP to create an open, inclusive, thriving and coherent ecosystem where SMEs, entrepreneurs and individuals can connect and collaborate with others to form new and better solutions for business growth.

If you are a small business in West Yorkshire, sign up to Business Connect for free today at enterprisenation.com/west-yorkshire.