Month: January 2018

Ready for a new adventure? Think Big and join our team!!

Join us

Do you love seeing businesses succeed? Have you experience in the field of business growth and looking for a new challenge?

3 Vacancies are now open in the AD:VENTURE business support programme, and we are looking for someone just like you.

 

We are recruiting a further 3 Business Advisers to join our team, to work across the Leeds City Region.  Areas to be covered are mainly across North Yorkshire, namely Selby, York and Harrogate in addition to central Leeds, working out of both our offices and those of our partners.

The advisor team is central to the delivery of support and guidance to pre-start and start-up businesses up to 36 months old with growth potential and opportunities to create jobs.

The post holder will have strong written and oral communication skills to aid effective communication with clients and be expected to work to a high level to meet the programmes audit standards.

You will need experience of business support and engagement, ideally in a role where you are working directly with the business providing a range of support.  Experience of working with growth start-up businesses would also be an advantage along with strong emphasis on support with business planning and financials, in addition to strategic planning.

Ad:Venture is a £12 million programme, partly funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), which will support new and young business across the Leeds city region achieve their growth potential. The programme is delivered and supported by a wide partnership of organisations, including, local authorities, chambers of commerce, universities, and social enterprises. The programme offers a range of support including, grants, one to one advice and workshops, along with specialist support from our partners.

Contract type: Fixed term appointment till 2019 (Secondment from partner organisations would be welcomed. Please ensure that permission has been requested for secondments from your line manager prior to application)

Find the Job Description here.

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR MUSIC MASTERCLASS

Music Futures

A series of fully-funded music masterclasses are coming to Wakefield this February.

As a kick-starter to the Music Futures series of music industry masterclasses, people can now sign up to the introductory one taking place on Wednesday, 21st February.

This full day free masterclass will uncover how labels, publishing, and the live industry operates today in a digital world and give expert insights into how you can use data and technology to your advantage when setting up your own music business.

Speakers at the debut event include; Patrick Cloherty (Sentric Music), Steve Davis (SSD Concerts), Aaron Snowdon (Future Sound), Andy Smith (Kendal Calling), Kameil Sattar (Proper Music Distribution), Achal Dillon (Killing Moon), and Rob Nancollas (Motive Unknown).

Designed by talent development agency, Generator, and led by Wakefield Council as part of the ERDF funded AD:VENTURE programme, this industry relevant series will cover topics including VR/AR/XR, streaming, digitally-led marketing strategies and complex industry rights while also offering access to incredible coaching opportunities from music industry specialists including Tileyard and Production Park.

Jim Mawdsley, CEO at Newcastle-based Generator, said: “We are really excited to be producing this masterclass series in Wakefield and the wider Leeds City Region. Some of the plans underway for Wakefield and the growing music industry presence there are really forward thinking so this is a perfect opportunity for businesses in the area to increase the awareness and understanding of how the music industry operates both now and in the not too distant future.

“By bringing the elements of recent and future opportunities and developments in the technologies affecting the music industry alongside fundamentals and music related business needs to know, this series will really help push business forward in the region.”

Limited places are available for eligible SME businesses or individuals across the Leeds City Region, register your interest now by visiting www.ad-venture.org.uk/MusicFutures or call 0845 524 0210 to find out more.

The event will be held on Wednesday 21st February 9.30 – 5.00pm at Wakefield One, Burton Street, WF1 2EB