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.
Local and national restrictions business support grants
Grants are being distributed by Local Authorities to support businesses that have had their trade affected by local and national restrictions. 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.
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.
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.
Cyber security support
We are working with the North East Business Resilience Centre (NEBRC) to help SMEs address the risks of cybercrime and to secure their online systems, critical data and information, Intellectual Property, and other important business assets against the threat of cyber-attacks. Find out more.
The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has launched a monthly Small Organisations Newsletter that shares bite-sized cyber-related issues you can read on your coffee break. Each month covers a different topic to equip you with advice and tools to minimise the risk of a cyber attack. Sign up to receive the newsletter.
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.
Help to Grow management programme
The government’s new Help to Grow management programme offers the chance to take your business to the next level.
Join a practical 12-week management training programme, with 1-1 mentorship, delivered across the UK by leading business schools accredited by the Small Business Charter. The programme costs £750 and is 90 per cent subsidised by the government as part of its 'Plan for Jobs'.
Senior business leaders can sign up for the programme from June 2021. To find out more and register your interest now gov.uk/helptogrow.