Intensive Support and Specialist Advice
AD:VENTURE partners have a whole host of expertise you can access. If you are grappling with a business challenge, we can help you to find the right specialist business support for you.
There are many growth reasons your business may need to access specialist support, such as:
- Product Development
- Recruitment, including Graduates, Interns and Apprentices
- Sector Specific Support
- Export Advice
In addition to our main offer of one to one support, workshops and access to finance and grant funding, we have a number of intensive accelerator style programmes available across the region.
Read on to see what’s available now and coming up soon!
ELEVATE – LIFTING KIRKLEES BUSINESSES TO THE NEXT LEVEL
What is ELEVATE?
Kirklees Council is passionate about supporting new and early stage businesses in their growth journey, as they play a critical role within the local economy.
This is even more important now in light of the pandemic.
Delivered by the University of Huddersfield, Elevate will provide mentoring and access to specialist advice and support to supercharge the growth of start-ups.
The project will form an important part of the local ecosystem of business advice and the Council is delighted to be providing support for the project.
Facilitated by leading academics, and supported by business mentors, Elevate will bring together individuals from ambitious, young businesses to develop the leadership capabilities in your organization.
Elevate has been designed to introduce a series of crucial questions that you should be asking of yourself and your business in these turbulent times – the answers to which could help identify new opportunities for growth within your businesses.
We are now recruiting for Cohort 1, with programme start expected late February to early March 2021.
SPACES WILL BE LIMITED SO DON’T DELAY, REGISTER TODAY!
FROM IDEA TO CAREER – FORGE YOUR OWN FUTURE WITH FOUNDERS FORGE
What is FOUNDERS FORGE?
We are calling all future founders with big ambitions to take part in this exciting new programme launching in March.
With only 25 places available, this pilot programme will run over 4 months from April to July, and is guaranteed to give you solid foundations on your start up journey.
Founders Forge is an engaging, accessible and easy to navigate programme that will help you, our aspiring founders to forge your killer idea into a viable business before taking the plunge.
Developed and delivered by the brilliant Leeds Beckett team behind ACCELERATE, a successful AD:VENTURE programme for established businesses, you know you’ll be in good hands!!
Founders Forge members will also receive 6 months registered business address for free at one of our University Business Centres.
SPACES ARE LIMITED SO DON’T DELAY, REGISTER TODAY!
ACCELERATE AT LEEDS BECKETT UNIVERSITY
Now taking registrations for next cohort starting May 2021!
What is Accelerate?
Regain control of your business, build resilience and prepare yourself to embrace the new business landscape with our new Accelerate programme launching early 2021
Reshaped and delivered virtually, Accelerate combines 6 online masterclasses with a weekly live webinar where you can discuss and explore key topics. You will also benefit from 15 hours of mentoring support to help you stabilise your business, implement the changes you need and identify immediate priorities and identify a pathway to bounce back.
It is aimed at businesses who are:
- Looking to grow and create jobs in the Leeds City Region
- Delivering their product or services to other businesses rather than direct to the consumer.
- Looking for a structured programme, with flexible one to one support, which will keep you on track to help achieve your goals.
Unlock your business potential, overcome your growth barriers and gain access to expert advice via our programme of support.
WAKEFIELD SURVIVE & THRIVE
Helping you build resilience and drive future growth
LAUNCHED SEPTEMBER 2020 – Delivery ongoing until March 2021
Wakefield Council are delivering this exclusive programme through AD:VENTURE to businesses in the district as part of their ongoing commitment to ensuring their businesses are given the support they need not just to survive, but to THRIVE!
The programme has started, but you can still sign up and access the mentoring, support and workshops being delivered.
NORTHERN MAX ACCELERATOR
2021 cohort is now FULL
Missed out this time? You can still register your interest for the next cohort anticipated early 2022.
Need help now? If you are looking for support sooner, you can access the AD:VENTURE programme anytime! There is a range of practical support as well as opportunities to access grants, funding and specialist workshops and we can pair you with your own business advisor. We also run a number of other accelerator style programmes that may be suitable for you – So please get in touch or register for the main programme HERE
Universities successfully work in partnership with a wide range of small businesses in a variety of ways, for example:
- Access to leading-edge facilities and academic expertise
- Partnerships to develop new lines of business
- Expert training to support people development from technical skills to leadership and management
- Access to new talent from interns, placement students and graduates
There are 2 universities involved in the Ad:Venture partnership, each with specialist expertise.
LEEDS BECKETT UNIVERSITY
In addition to the ACCELERATE programme, Leeds Beckett academic staff can offer you their expert knowledge in the following areas:
- Business growth: Business planning and strategy, knowing and growing your customer base, sales and marketing, scaling up your business, effective leadership, networking and financial management
- Harnessing technology: cyber security, green and sustainable IT, robotics, 3D printing, gamification, virtual reality, app development, video development and web design
LEEDS TRINITY UNIVERSITY
AD:VENTURE Workshops at Leeds Trinity University
As a small and specialist University we offer expert advice through our programme of AD:VENTURE workshops in Marketing and Sales, Finance and Tax, Public Relations, Resilience in Business, Social Media, Photography and Video, Search Engine Optimisation, Pay Per Click and Building Websites. We also offer a Business Advice Café where you can ask an expert specific business questions.
Areas of Expertise
In tandem with our professional workshops we have specialist knowledge in the following areas: Media, Film and Journalism; Business including SME growth and development; Childhood and Education; Criminology, Sociology and Psychology (including Sport Psychology and Forensic Psychology); Health, Nutrition, Sport and Physical Education (including Sports Coaching).
Leeds Trinity Business Network
We play a major part in our community and this includes supporting and mentoring local businesses. As part of our support, we offer the Leeds Trinity Business Network; a thriving, informal and free network with an opportunity to make good connections, raise your profile, and learn something new to grow your business http://www.leedstrinity.ac.uk/business-and-partnerships/leeds-trinity-business-network
Leeds Trinity University is set on a beautiful green campus in Horsforth, a town located six miles north-west of Leeds city centre and two miles from Leeds Bradford Airport. Our campus is well-connected, with Horsforth station linked by our shuttle bus, or a ten-minute walk away. There is plenty of parking and it is free to park after 4.30pm. http://www.leedstrinity.ac.uk/about-us/location
Interested in a chat? Don’t miss out on expert support – Think Big and register today.
To apply for help from any of our partner Universities, or to register your interest in upcoming programmes, please register using the button below, and the partner Universities will contact you to progress the support you require.