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Advice for growing businesses

If you are looking to grow your business, getting advice early on in the process can be invaluable.

Businesses looking to grow in the Craven district are invited to contact the York and North Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (Y&NY LEP). By speaking to them, an informal diagnostic assessment can be carried out to find out more about your business, where it is now, the history, and knowing what your future plans are, they can advise on the areas of support which might be needed.

Some of the support you could access includes:

  • Finance including grant funding
  • Advice and support with exporting to new markets
  • Recruitment support and grants for apprentices
  • Free mentoring support

If you are a growing business and want to know how the Y&NY LEP may be able to help you realise your ambitions, please ring 01609 797471 or e-mail

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