LEP Business Support Service
Businesses can benefit from investment to purchase equipment, plant and machinery, digital equipment, develop new products and process, and save money on their energy bills through more efficient use of energy, water and waste. For more information, please contact the LEP Business Support Service or visit the-lep.com/support to learn about the support available.
As part of the government's 'Plan for Jobs', the Kickstart Scheme provides funding to employers to create new 6-month job placements for young people who are currently on Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment. The first placements are likely to be available from November. Find out more.
The Employment Hub
Whether you need to recruit quickly to keep up with the demands of COVID-19 or you have employees at risk of redundancy, the Employment Hub can help your business through free impartial support.
- Quickly find new employees through the Employment Hub talent matching service. Tell us your recruitment needs and we will find and introduce you to candidates suitable for the role.
- Access support for employees who are at risk of or facing redundancy. Refer staff to the Employment Hub where we can support them in finding alternative employment.
If you need help with either of these issues, please book a free introduction call with a business engagement officer who will discuss your needs and offer you a tailored package of support. Find out more and book a call today.
Access to online learning, and financial incentives to undertake training, via the further education (FE) colleges of the City Region and private providers. Find out more.
Reduced business membership fees
We are funding reduced annual business membership for new members with The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), the Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce, and the West and North Yorkshire Chamber to help businesses impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic access additional support. Find out more.
Delivered by the University of Leeds, Peer Networks brings together groups of individuals to work collaboratively through common business issues. Through interactive action learning, the programme will help you with challenges, gain and reflect on valuable feedback, and help you put in place practical solutions. Find out more.
Manufacturing Recovery Plan
Developed by the University of Huddersfield in collaboration with the LEP and key strategic partners, the scheme supports manufacturing SMEs across Leeds City Region to recover and build long-term resilience with a three-stage approach; stabilise, recover, growth. Find out more.
Supply chain support
The University of Huddersfield has a team of supply chain experts who can help businesses to get more out of their supplier arrangements and enhance their positions within existing supply chains. This can include a deep dive analysis of current supply chains and supplier capacity, the introduction of new supply chain models to reduce risk and enhance quality, and the sourcing of more local suppliers. Email businesssupport@the-LEP.com for more information.
COVID-19 Recovery Grant Scheme
The COVID-19 Recovery grants were announced by the government to help small and medium-sized businesses gain access to professional support, new equipment and technology. The grant application process forms 2 stages. The stage 1 application is no longer live. Emails inviting stage 2 applications will be sent out before the end of October. Find out more.