Enterprise West Yorkshire: Communications toolkit

Stakeholder communications and marketing toolkit to help promote Enterprise West Yorkshire to people across West Yorkshire.

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What is Enterprise West Yorkshire?

Enterprise West Yorkshire is a £6 million support package to inspire and help people from all backgrounds across West Yorkshire start a business. The programme is available until October 2024 and offers three support packages determined by where is person is in their start-up journey, from exploring self-employment as a career option to guidance and training to develop business ideas and set up a business.

Funded through the £38 million per year secured through the Mayoral Devolution Deal in 2020 – the programme forms part of the Combined Authority’s Covid-19 recovery plan and responds to recent economic challenges, including unemployment, business recession and the end of furlough. It specifically targets those most underrepresented including, women, ethnic minorities and those who identify as disabled.

What support is available?

The Combined Authority and the LEP is working with service providers and local partners to deliver a series of interactive workshops and seminars, mentoring and resources covering how to plan, launch and grow a business. Find out more about the support packages below. 

Support package one - exploring self-employment

Suitable for people considering starting a business but not sure where to start or whether self-employment is the right career choice. No business experience or plans are required.

Support includes a series of on-demand videos, live workshops and access to resources.

Delivered by Digital Remit

To learn more about this support package, visit futuregoals.co.uk/startabusiness.

Support package two - how to start and grow a business

Suitable for people who have a business idea or have been actively trading for less than 12 months. Open to start-ups in any industry including B2C, social enterprises and cooperatives.

Support includes a range of interactive seminars, one-to-one support and networking opportunities to help launch and grow a business.

Delivered by People Plus in partnership with AD:VENTURE. This strand of support is also known as Start-up West Yorkshire.

To learn more about this support package, visit ad-venture.org.uk/start-up-west-yorkshire.

Support package three - support for innovative entrepreneurs *launching early 2022*

Suitable for people with the potential to become successful innovative entrepreneurs.

Support includes intensive and targeted support to start innovative businesses.

If you are interested in working with us to deliver this support package, please register with our e-procurement portal 'In-Tend' to be notified when the tender goes live shortly. Register here: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/westyorkshireca/aspx/Home 

Download stakeholder communications toolkit

We need your help to reach and encourage people across West Yorkshire to sign up for the support available through Enterprise West Yorkshire. Download our toolkit to access creative assets, newsletter copy and tracked links to help promote the programme.

Enterprise West Yorkshire: Stakeholder launch event

In November 2021, we held a virtual launch event with stakeholders and partners from across the region. Tracy Brabin, the Mayor of West Yorkshire and Sir Roger Marsh OBE, DL Chair of the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership and NPII, discuss how the support will benefit West Yorkshire residents. Joining them on the panel is a line-up of local entrepreneurs who share experiences of launching a start-up business.