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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. Our SME Growth Manager can help point you in the right direction.

Our Growth Manager can provide help and support to businesses in the District. By visiting and undertaking an informal diagnostic assessment to find out more about your business, where it is now, the history, and knowing what your future plans are, our Growth Manager can advise on the areas of support which might be needed.

Some of the support you could access includes:

  • Investment for new digital skills and technology
  • Energy efficiency audits and grant funding
  • Finance including grant funding
  • Advice and support with exporting to new markets
  • Recruitment support and grants for apprentices
  • Free mentoring support
  • Property Finder

If you are a growing business and want to know how our Growth Manager may be able to help you realise your ambitions, please ring 07582 101761 or e-mail

The SME Growth Manager is part of the Growth Service established by the Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and its partners to help small to medium sized businesses (SMEs) to grow and expand.

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