OUR PartneRS 

We work with a range of partners to support businesses in Leeds City Region that want to grow.  This page brings together some of the business support partners we work with. 

British Business Bank

The British Business Bank aims to make finance markets work better for small businesses in the UK at all stages of their development: starting up, scaling up and staying ahead.

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Business Enterprise Fund

The Business Enterprise Fund is a not for profit social enterprise, set up to provide loans to SME businesses that will help them thrive and grow.

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Business in the community

Business in the Community offers a range of practical ways for businesses to work together and take action to help tackle some of the key issues facing society.

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Calderdale & Kirklees Manufacturing Alliance

CKMA are a group of local manufacturers who meet together to share best practice and experience, bring together the local supply chain and encourage collaborative working.

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Chartered Institute of Marketing

The CIM is the world's largest community of marketers that support, represent and develop marketers, teams, leaders and the marketing profession as a whole.

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CBI Yorkshire and Humber

The CBI is a membership organisation that provides members with the influence, insight and access they need to plan ahead with confidence and grow.

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CDi Yorkshire

The CDi is a membership organisation that supports and informs the creative and digital industry. Their experts are able to deliver professional advice ranging from core business services such as HR, H&S, legal and training.

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Construction Industry Training Board

CITB is the industry training board and a partner in the Sector Skills Council for the construction industry. They work with industry to encourage training, which helps build a safe, professional and fully qualified workforce.

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Design Network North

Design Network North promotes the importance of design within any business. They support regional companies to grow, in a supportive diverse membership.

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Electronics Yorkshire

Electronics Yorkshire is a training, technology and resource centre focused on supporting the electronics industry across the UK.

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Engineering Employers Federation (EEF)

The EEF helps to foster enterprise and innovation in the manufacturing industry, keeping businesses safe, compliant and future-focused.

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Federation of Small Business

The FSB offers members a wide range of business services including advice, financial expertise, support and a voice in government.

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Freight Transport Association

The FTA is one of the country's largest transport trade associations. It provides support to its members, driver CPC training and more.

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Finpoint

The Finpoint platform allows the business to prepare one funding application that can be shared anonymously with over 120 lenders.

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The Institute of Chartered Accountants

ICAEW is a professional membership organisation that promotes, develops and supports more than 147,000 members worldwide.

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Institute of Directors

The Institute of Directors is a Professional Institute with members which promotes directors, and represents our members and business to government.

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Market Invoice

Market Invoice provides invoice finance and business loan solutions.

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Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber helps businesses in the Mid Yorkshire Region to get connected, get supported and have their say.

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Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund

NPIF provides over £400m of investment to boost small and medium business (SME) growth in the North of England.

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Rebuilding Society

Rebuilding Society arrange commercial loans to businesses through a community of lenders.

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RICS Yorkshire and Humber

RICS are an independent body committed to setting and upholding the highest standards of excellence and integrity in land, property and construction.

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Social Enterprise Support Centre

The Social Enterprise Support Centre delivers support services to the social enterprise sector through workshops and consultancy.

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Translate: Medical Technologies

Translate: Medical Technologies in the Leeds City Region is a partnership of universities in the Leeds City Region with world-class expertise in the development of new medical technologies

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West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges

The West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges is a collaborative project between colleges in West Yorkshire offering information, qualifications, and training solutions for businesses and employers.

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West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce

West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce is a membership organisation; offering business services, networking and support.

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Yorkshire Asian Business Association (YABA)

The Yorkshire Asian Business Association provide a voice for business on a regional, national and international level. They support businesses of all size and sector.

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Yorkshire Enterprise Network

Yorkshire Enterprise Network is a group of private and public sector business professionals in Leeds, Sheffield, Bradford, York, Hull and the wider region.

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Yorkshire Food, Farming & Rural Network

The Yorkshire Food, Farming & Rural Network represents different areas of England, to identify and feedback local issues and concerns straight to Government.

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Yorkshire Universities

Yorkshire Universities provides a forum for all 12 higher education institutions in Yorkshire to work together on common and shared areas of interests.

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For Investors

Leeds City Region Enterprise Zone

Leeds City Region Enterprise Zone

Our Enterprise Zone offers business investment and expansion opportunities for multi-nationals and growing SMEs, particularly in the modern manufac...

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Business support and finance

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