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WHERE LOCAL BUSINESS GROWS

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What We Do

Delivering across the Leeds City Region, the AD:VENTURE programme offers a comprehensive and innovative mix of tailored business support to boost growth and develop businesses in their early years. Support includes:


  • A full business start-up programme, with assistance in those early set up stages and business planning

  • One-to-one support – you can access a dedicated business advisor to guide your growth journey and to help you develop your business plan

  • Workshops targeted to develop skills that will help drive business growth - in topics such as HR, Strategy, Cash flow forecasting, Branding, Marketing, Innovation and Research and Development

  • Entrepreneur Knowledge Exchange (EKE) - expert University partners will support you to solve business problems using the shared experiences and insight of a small group

  • Business incubation space and services

  • Support to find out more about sources of finance including start up and growth grants


Am I eligible?

  • Your business can have been trading for up to 3 years.

  • Your business must be within the local authority areas of Bradford, Calderdale, Craven, Harrogate, Kirklees, Leeds, Selby, Wakefield and York.

  • Your business must have strong growth ambitions.

  • Your business must trade in an eligible sector (this generally excludes primary agriculture, banking and financial services, activities related to education or social care, and those sectors trading directly with consumers e.g. retail and hospitality).


Read these helpful guides for further information;

Myth Debunker
The Offer 2018
Guidance Notes

You can contact us by phone on 0845 524 0210 or email at support@ad-venture.org.uk



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Business Mentoring

Events Posted

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Networking Skills Workshop
Tuesday 17 September 2019, 09:30 - 12:30
Wakefield County Hall , County Hall, Bond Street, Wakefield, WF1 2QW
Free Entry - 20 places
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Halifax Digital Festival: Business Planning and Growth Advice
Friday 20 September 2019, 09:15 - 15:15
University Business Centre - Halifax, Piece Mill, 27 Horton Street, Halifax, HX1 1QE
Free Entry - 20 places
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Pitching Your Business
Monday 23 September 2019, 09:30 - 12:30
Halifax Central Library & Archive, Square Road, Halifax, HX1 1QG
Free Entry - 10 places
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LEGAL KICK-START: GETTING THE FOUNDATIONS RIGHT
Tuesday 24 September 2019, 09:30 - 15:00
Shulmans LLP, 7-8 Wellington Place, Leeds, LS1 4AP
Free Entry - 15 places
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Getting Ready for Business
Wednesday 25 September 2019, 09:30 - 12:30
Civic Centre, St. Lukes Avenue, Harrogate, HG1 2AE
Free Entry - 10 places
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Pitching Your Business
Thursday 26 September 2019, 09:30 - 12:30
Wakefield County Hall, Bond Street, Wakefield, WF1 2QW
Free Entry - 10 places
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Marketing for Growth
Friday 27 September 2019, 09:30 - 12:30
The Venue,, Storthes Hall Park, Kirkburton, Huddersfield, HD8 0WA
Free Entry - 25 places
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