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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;

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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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Basics of Social Media
Friday 22 February 2019, 09:30 - 12:30
Town Hall, Wood Street, Wakefield, WF1 2HQ
Free Entry - 20 places
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Pitching your Business
Tuesday 26 February 2019, 09:30 - 12:30
Devere House, Vicar Lane, Bradford, BD1 5AH
Free Entry - 20 places
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Marketing for Growth
Wednesday 27 February 2019, 09:30 - 12:30
Carlton Tower, 5th Floor, 34 St. Pauls Street, Leeds, LS1 2QB
Free Entry - 20 places
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Marketing for Growth
Friday 1 March 2019, 09:30 - 12:30
Halifax Central Library & Archive, Square Road, Halifax, HX1 1QG
Free Entry - 20 places
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Basics of Social Media
Tuesday 5 March 2019, 09:30 - 12:30
Storthes Hall Park, Storthes Hall Lane, Kirkburton, Huddersfield, HD8 0WA
Free Entry - 30 places
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Social Media Masterclass for High Growth Businesses
Friday 8 March 2019, 10:00 - 16:00
Town Hall, Old Restaurant, Wood Street, Wakefield, WF1 2HQ
Free Entry - 20 places
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Building an Effective Sales Function
Tuesday 12 March 2019, 09:30 - 14:30
Halifax Central Library & Archive, Square Road, Halifax, HX1 1QG
Free Entry - 20 places
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Basics of Social Media
Wednesday 20 March 2019, 09:30 - 12:30
The Bridge Hotel & Spa, Walshford , Wetherby, LS22 5HS
Free Entry - 15 places
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Marketing for Growth
Thursday 21 March 2019, 09:30 - 12:30
Leeds Chamber of Commerce, Carlton Tower, 5th Floor, 34 St. Pauls Street, Leeds, LS1 2QB
Free Entry - 15 places
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Marketing for Growth
Tuesday 26 March 2019, 09:30 - 12:30
The Bridge Hotel & Spa, Walshford , Wetherby, LS22 5HS
Free Entry - 15 places
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