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£1.5m grants scheme unveiled

A £1.5 MILLION cash injection aims to breathe new life into key city-centre shopping streets in danger of being left behind by the opening of The Broadway shopping centre. The new scheme offers grants of up to £141,000 to traders willing to take on an empty shop in five key streets: Darley Street, Kirkgate, Ivegate, Rawson Square and Rawson Place.

Written on 27th November 2015Victoria Majkowski
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Enterprise Foundation Open Day

After successfully filling the 1st full floor at Symons House with an eclectic mix of start-up businesses, charities and social enterprises, Enterprise Foundation are pleased to announce the opening of our second floor. The official opening  is on Friday 4th December 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm in the presence of Hilary Benn, Shadow Foreign Secretary and local MP. Register your interest on the Enterprise

Written on 23rd November 2015Victoria Majkowski
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Grow Your Own

Don’t miss out!   Thinking of taking on staff? Ever wondered whether to take on an Apprentice? Not sure what support is available? Don’t miss out on the chance to – Grow Your Own! Contact us now!   Did you know? There is a grant available when you take on an apprentice who is 16 – 24 years old* Help

Written on 15th October 2015Victoria Majkowski
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Ready to Start & Grow?

Looking to start a business but not sure where to go for support? Why not ‘Start & Grow’? Start & Grow business support is available to pre and post start ups, who are looking to employ from the get-go and looking for start-up financing to get off of the ground. The support is tailored and bespoke to the clients individuals needs, ensuring a

Written on 15th October 2015Victoria Majkowski
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Grants Available!

Small and medium sized businesses based in the local authority postcode areas of Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds, Wakefield and York may be eligible for grant funding known as the ‘Apprenticeship Grant for Employers’ (or ‘LEP AGE’) when they recruit an apprentice. A grant of £1,200 is available to businesses that meet core grant eligibility criteria, and a further £800 ‘top-up’

Written on 5th October 2015Victoria Majkowski
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LEP Skills Service

The Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has launched a service that provides skills support to small and medium sized businesses. The LEP skills service helps businesses to identify their skills needs based on their business growth objectives and then find the right training solution. The training provision is employer led, enabling businesses to design their own solutions and plug

Written on 5th October 2015Victoria Majkowski
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Business Planning

Business planning

 Looking to launch a business, raise money and build a team? For partnerships, limited companies and businesses looking to launch, invest or raise money and recruit a team. Would be entrepreneurs can Start and Grow with help from the West and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce. 1.2.1 Business Advice Free support and guidance through the early stages of starting and

Written on 11th August 2015Victoria Majkowski
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Free Courses


Bradford Chamber offers a number of free business planning workshops in flexible formats: Getting Set for Business – 1 Day Fast Track These FREE workshops are coordinated by the Chamber of Commerce and take place in Bradford and Leeds. Upcoming dates: Leeds (Leeds Chamber, 2nd Floor, Elizabeth House, 13-19 Queen Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS1 2TW): Dates for 2016 coming

Written on 21st July 2015Victoria Majkowski
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The ones that got away

Dragons Den

For the entrepreneurs behind companies like Reggae Reggae Sauce, now a multi-million pound brand, securing funding on TV’s Dragons’ Den has helped them achieve success. But the Dragons haven’t always spotted a winning business. Here are five of the companies that failed to win over the TV investors but have gone on to big things anyway: Tangle Teezer Tangle Teezer

Written on 14th July 2015Victoria Majkowski
Published in Start Up

Tomorrows Captains of Industry

Its never too early to get into enterprise! Which is why the West & North Yorkshire Chamber has launched a new membership service which will help bridge the gap between the world of education and business. ‘Young Chamber’ will allow schools and colleges to benefit from the Chamber’s connections with local businesses to promote enterprise and help develop  leadership teams.

Written on 13th July 2015Victoria Majkowski
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Business Support