Strategic Business Growth Programme

The programme offers intensive, bespoke guidance to small and medium sized businesses over three years old. Support available includes; expert mentoring, events, workshops and more.

The Strategic Business Growth Programme provides a package of advisory support to help you achieve your growth plans.


The package of support available for your business includes one to one advice, funding and specialist workshops.

Advice - We offer impartial one-to-one support on all aspects of business growth including strategic business planning, sales, marketing, financial management and investor readiness.  This will lead to us putting together a Growth Action Plan for your business. 

Specialist workshops – Available on a wide range of useful topics which focus on key elements of business growth. Companies can also benefit from practical advice and support from other businesses. 

Am I eligible?

In order to be eligible for support, your business must be a small or medium sized enterprise (SME), defined as:

  • having fewer than 250 employees 
  • a turnover of under £45 million OR a balance sheet of under £40 million
  • not being part of a larger group of companies that takes it over this threshold.

And also the business needs to: 

  • be based in the Leeds City Region excluding Barnsley, i.e. a trading address in the Leeds City Region.
  • be in an eligible sector - this generally excludes primary agriculture, banking and financial services, education and social care and those trading directly with consumers - e.g. retail and hospitality
  • have been trading for at least three years.

How to apply

To find out more about the programme and the wide range of support available for your business please contact our Business Growth team on 0113 348 1818 or email us

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