Are you maximising the benefit of being a part of the Leeds City Region?

02 Mar 2017
If you are a Small to Medium sized business (SME) based on Langthwaite Business Park, you may be eligible to receive support from the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) which could help you to grow your business. Tailored business support is provided to assist SMEs by the LEP in the following areas:

Business Finance

Finance is an important aspect of running a business. Bank finance and commercial borrowing are one way to finance business growth, however grants, loans and other types of funding may also be available from the LEP.

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Skills and Training

If you are looking to develop your workforce’s skills and expertise, then there may be funding and support which can assist you. This may be putting your staff through bespoke training, or taking on an apprentice, LEP can help to identify your skill requirements based on your business growth objectives and then find the right training and employment for solutions for you.

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International Trade

If your business is looking to explore new markets and seek business opportunities overseas, LEP can provide support and funding to help you break into new export markets. For more information, please visit:


Innovation can be one of the most challenging yet exciting and rewarding areas of business. If you are looking to develop new products and processes and put new ideas into place the LEP may be able to help.

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Resource Efficiency

Reduce costs to your business by becoming more resource efficient. If you want to lower your energy usage, reduce your water and waste costs and minimise your impact on the environment, the LEP could help. The Resource Efficiency fund provides financial support and advice to SMEs who are looking to become more efficient in the way that they do business.

The LEP offer free efficiency assessments, hands on business support and 50% capital grant funding of up to £10,000 to help save money and resources.

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Broadband and Digital Skills

Specialist support is available to Small and Medium sized businesses to increase digital capabilities which may help overall business performance.

Digital Enterprise is a new business support programme which will help businesses to develop their digital capacity. The programme will offer Digital Growth vouchers to eligible businesses. The Digital Growth Vouchers will range from £1,000 to a maximum of £5,000. The voucher will contribute up to 40% of the total investment.

The programme will also offer businesses a range of support and advice including one to one advice sessions, web and social media reviews, a programme of workshops and masterclasses on a range of relevant topics all aimed at increased digital capacity.

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Contact the LEP

For more information about how the LEP can support your business, contact them directly by calling 0113 3481819.

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