Month: May 2017

An open letter from the FinTech Capital of the North

Dear Chancellor

I am delighted to see you “banging the drum” for the UK’s important and fast growing technology sector as you lead a delegation to India.

Let’s talk… selling to China

Business Mentoring

Hailing Yu, pictured, (@Hailingyu2) is the China Business Adviser of the UK Northern Powerhouse, China-Britain Business Council (CBBC), drawing on 20 years’ experience working in, running and supporting businesses in both China and the UK. Here Hailing discusses the exciting potential for Leeds City Region businesses to tap into Chinese markets through social media and e-commerce.

Wakefield business commits to quality through skills funding

Start-up Funding 1

Businesses in Wakefield and across the Leeds City Region are benefitting from over £2 million worth of training grants thanks to the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP). The funding has supported the training of over 600 businesses, enabling them to invest in the development of their workforce.

Money flowing to local businesses from £400m Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund

New Business Grant

The £400m Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF) has announced the first investments following its launch in February, with more than £240,000 going to four SMEs across the North.

Best in class SMEs invited to become export champions

SME grants

•    Three Leeds City Region businesses already selected for national programme

•    Applications now open for cohort 3

•    Programme supports businesses to break into Commonwealth markets

AD:VENTURE gives growth boost for new and young firms

Small Business grants

Businesses across the Leeds City Region can now access an exciting new business support programme aimed at helping new and young businesses to grow at a faster and stronger rate.

Entrepreneur ups his game with loan

Start-up loan

A 22-year-old businessman is expanding his gaming controller modification business following a £30,000 start-up loan from the Business Enterprise Fund (BEF).