Ensuring everyone in our region benefits from a strong economy by helping businesses and enterprises to thrive.
If you are an owner of a small and medium-sized business in the Leed City Region and are looking for support or guidance, we can help. The Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Business Support Service provides a single point of access to a wide range of national and local support and funding.
We work with businesses at all stages, from start-ups and early-stage companies to established businesses that are ready to expand and grow.
Businesses can access one-to-one tailored support through the LEP’s team of Growth Managers who will work with you to identify your business needs and ensure you can access the right support. Learn more about our Growth Managers.
We can help you:
- Plan for the future with new products and processes
- Make your investment go further with grant support to purchase new equipment, plant, and machinery including bespoke support for the creative and digital sectors
- Expand your workforce by recruiting an apprentice or find suitable candidates through our talent matching service
- Understand the full range of finance options currently available
Strategic Growth Programme
Our Strategic Growth Programme is available to SME's, located within the Leeds City Region and have been trading for 3 years or more. The programme helps SME's improve performance and identify opportunities to grow. We do this by using tried and tested methods of delivering improvements to SMEs over many years.
Business Growth Programme
Grants of between £10,000 and £250,000 are available to support businesses in the Leeds City Region looking to grow and create jobs. Click here to check eligibility and apply.