Growing your business

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

Get in touch for advice or support

Get in touch with our Business Growth Service and we can help you find the right support for your business needs. You can call us on 0113 348 1818 or email us for more information.

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LEP products

  1. Access Innovation

    We can help you to access funding, specialist workshops and one-to-one advice and expertise to develop new products and processes.

    Read more about Access Innovation
  2. Investment Readiness

    This package will help your business understand the full range of finance options and products currently available, as well as support you to find the ones most suitable for your business.

    Read more about Investment Readiness
  3. Business Growth Programme

    Grants of between £10,000 and £250,000 are available to support businesses in Leeds City Region, looking to grow and create new jobs.

    Read more about Business Growth Programme
  4. Resource efficiency and the circular economy

    We can offer free efficiency audits and consultancy advice, hands-on business support, and up to 40% capital grant funding of up to £40,000 to help you save money, material resources and carbon.

    Read more about Resource efficiency and the circular economy
  5. 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.

    Read more about Strategic Business Growth Programme
  6. #Grow

    If you’re a digital business based in Leeds City Region, then you could qualify for grant funding of £10,000 to £50,000 through the LEP’s City Region Digital Investment Fund.

    Read more about #Grow

Partner products

  1. 10k Small Business Programme

    Supported by Goldman Sachs, the 10k Small Business Programme provides practical education and business support to high-growth small businesses and social enterprises that have been operating for over 36 months

    Read more about 10k Small Business Programme

    The programme offers intensive, bespoke guidance to small and medium sized businesses under 3 years old. Support available includes expert mentoring, events and workshops, grants and more.

    Read more about AD:VENTURE
  3. Business Enterprise Fund

    Loans of between £500 and £150,000 are available for start-ups and existing businesses that have been turned down by high street banks

    Read more about Business Enterprise Fund
  4. Business Growth Fund

    If you are a small or medium-sized business, investment of between £2 million and £10 million is available for ambitious entrepreneurs who are running growing UK companies, for a minority stake in your company

    Read more about Business Growth Fund
  5. Digital Enterprise

    Support is available for eligible small and medium sized businesses to develop their digital capacity and thereby helping them increase their overall performance (competitiveness, productivity and profitability).

    Read more about Digital Enterprise
  6. Enterprise Allowance Scheme

    If you have a new idea and you're currently receiving certain benefits, Jobcentre Plus could provide you with the support and funding you need to start your own business

    Read more about Enterprise Allowance Scheme
  7. Finpoint Business Finance Platform

    Small and medium-sized businesses can access business loans, leasing, invoice or trade finance from over 120 finance providers by preparing one finance application. In association with Finpoint and PwC

    Read more about Finpoint Business Finance Platform
  8. Key Fund

    Loans of up to £150,000 are available across a range of sectors, for businesses and enterprises that deliver a positive social or environmental impact

    Read more about Key Fund
  9. Manufacturing Growth Programme

    Providing advice and support to manufacturing SMEs to help Identify opportunities, create plans for growth and enhance support with grant opportunities

    Read more about Manufacturing Growth Programme
  10. MarketInvoice

    The LEP has partnered with MarketInvoice to help fund local businesses, using their outstanding invoices. You can get an advance from £5,000 up to £3 million

    Read more about MarketInvoice
  11. National Business Support Helpline

    If you’re a new business, the government has a dedicated helpline offering advice on starting and developing your business, and what to do if your business is in difficulty

    Read more about National Business Support Helpline
  12. National Physical Laboratory

    The National Physical Laboratory offers support to small and medium sized businesses in the manufacturing sector to reduce waste, optimise processes, instil best practice and raise quality

    Read more about National Physical Laboratory
  13. Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund

    If you're a small or medium sized business, or looking to start-up a new business, the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund could provide loans and equity finance of between £25,000 to £2 million to help your business realise its potential

    Read more about Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund
  14. Start-up loans

    Start Up Loans provide business loans, as well as advice and mentoring, to start-up businesses of up to 24 months

    Read more about Start-up loans