The LEP’s Strategic Business Growth Programme is part-funded through the European Structural and Investment Fund and provides an integrated package of advisory and financial support to help SMEs across Leeds City Region with growth potential.
Support on offer includes:
Advice: The programme offers impartial one-to-many and one-to-one support on all aspects of business growth including strategic business planning, sales, marketing, investment readiness and leadership and management.
Specialist workshops and Peer-to Peer Networks: One-to-many workshops are provided on all the topics outlined above, as well as peer-to-peer networks.
Funding – Businesses on the programme may also be able to access financial support towards capital investment that will accelerate growth.
Project Lead: West Yorkshire Combined Authority
District/ Area: Leeds City Region (excluding Barnsley)
Funding: Combined Authority funding:
– £2.156 million European Structural Investment Funds
– £0.99 million Local Growth Fund
Other funders: Match funding- £3.2 million (SME contributions)
Contact information: LEP Growth Service (0113) 348 1818
Eligible firms must employ fewer than 250 employees, be based in the Leeds City Region (excluding Barnsley), be within a LEP priority sector and have been trading for at least three years.
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