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Start Up Digital Funding

Just started a business and want to improve your digital presence and increase business then contact the Ad:Venture team. Qualifying businesses in the Leeds City Region can now access grant funding to assist with a wide range of digital projects designed to improve business performance. The grants can be used by companies for a number of uses including: improving their

Written on 25th November 2016Victoria Majkowski
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Support for Salon Supplier

TMac Salon Supplies hires their first apprentice – Yolanda Taylor joins TMac in Oxenhope to provide administrative and office support to Gill and Andrew Capstick as a result of their business growth and move to Oxenhope. TMac provides hair and beauty supplies to salons in the  region. Gill said “ The business is growing and we needed an extra pair

Written on 3rd February 2016Victoria Majkowski
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Start-up Support

Is it a good time to start a business? – Well the Chamber Start & Grow team thinks it is and so does Leeds Central MP and shadow Foreign Secretary Hilary Benn, seen here talking to members of the Chamber start up team at the Leeds Symons House start-up units. That’s also the general consensus of local residents. 42% of

Written on 18th January 2016Victoria Majkowski
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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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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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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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Start-up loans expansion

Start up

The government is expanding its start-up loans scheme, which offers young entrepreneurs loans to help them start businesses. The scheme had originally been aimed at 18-to-24-year-olds has been expanded to all ages above 18 yrs. Prime Minister David Cameron said “ there were record numbers of new companies starting and the start-up loan was “absolutely vital for the future of

Written on 13th July 2015Victoria Majkowski
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