Business support

If you’re a small to medium-sized business based in Barnsley, Bradford, Calderdale, Craven, Harrogate, Kirklees, Leeds, Selby, Wakefield or York, we can guide you through the complex world of business support.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Support for businesses

There is help and guidance available for businesses at this difficult time. Contact the LEP for business support, on 0113 348 1818 who can connect you to relevant information.

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The Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Business Support Service provides a single point of access to a wide range of support and funding for businesses. We work with public and private sector partners to offer support for businesses at all stages, from start-ups and early-stage companies to established businesses that are ready to expand and grow.

Businesses can access one-to-one tailored support through the LEP’s team of Growth Managers who will work with you to identify your business needs and ensure you can access the right support.

Businesses can benefit from investment to purchase equipment, plant and machinery, develop new products and processes, upskill their employees, take on an apprentice, and save money on their energy bills and more. 

  1. Growth support

    If you're a business with the ambition and potential for growth, there's a wealth of support available.

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  2. Innovation

    Are you looking to do something different in your business? We have a team of Innovation Growth Managers that can help you access the support and funding that is right for you.

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  3. Sustainability

    Support is available for businesses looking to become more resource-efficient and reduce energy and water usage, and waste costs and to adopt sustainable ways for employees to travel to work.

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  4. Finance

    Understand the full range of finance options and products most suitable for your business.

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  5. Skills and Training

    Developing your workforce’s skills and expertise is one of the best investments a business can make. It can result in more motivated, engaged staff and increase your businesses’ productivity.

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  6. EU transition period

    The UK has left the EU. There is now a transition period until the end of 2020. Find out the actions you can take now to prepare.

    Read more about EU transition period
  7. Relocate to Leeds City Region

    As a national and international economic powerhouse, find out why so many businesses are choosing to start up, scale up or relocate to Leeds City Region.

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Get in touch for advice or support

For more information on how your business could benefit from working with the Business Support Service, call 0113 348 1818 or email us.

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  1. Let's talk production

    With Channel 4’s new headquarters coming to Leeds and a number of production and broadcast companies growing in the region, there has never been a better time to talk to us.

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