Growing business

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority enables businesses in Leeds City Region to grow, creating jobs for local people, encouraging businesses to locate here and helping our economy to thrive, in partnership with the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

The Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) support local small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) to find the funding and expertise they need to grow and expand, either from the LEP or its network of partners.

We also attract new investment and jobs by helping companies looking to take advantage of the enormous investment opportunities in our region to locate here.

Business growth is a key component of the Strategic Economic Framework that the Combined Authority and LEP are working on to deliver a strong, vibrant economy in the Leeds City Region area.

Projects in this section

  1. Connecting Innovation

    Connecting Innovation follows on from the successful Access Innovation scheme in the Leeds City Region. It builds upon the successes and challenges of Access Innovation by proposing a dedicated and specialist innovation support and brokerage service that coordinates, simplifies, promotes and communicates the innovation landscape to small-medium enterprises in the City Region.

    Read more about Connecting Innovation
  2. Leeds University Innovation Centre (NEXUS)

    £3 million of Leeds City Region Growth Deal funding is being invested into the NEXUS innovation centre at the University of Leeds to help expand business innovation and ‘incubation’ space in the city.

    Read more about Leeds University Innovation Centre (NEXUS)

Related news

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    Global expansion: the key to success for businesses in West Yorkshire

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    • 24 May 2021

    Expanding into international markets can help businesses of all sizes to reach new customers, generate additional revenue and mitigate market risks. According to Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (the LEP) research, businesses in West Yorkshire export around £6 billion of goods to over 100 markets worldwide, with approximately 57 per cent going to EU markets.

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  2. Peer Networks programme supports 60 small local businesses

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    • 24 March 2021

    Leeds University and the LEP have delivered a programme of peer networks and coaching to support 60 small businesses as part of a recent initiative funded by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

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  3. Go Global webinars prepare businesses for international success

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    • 17 February 2021

    Delivered by UMi on behalf of the LEP, the webinars will allow business leaders across Yorkshire and the Humber to learn from experts to improve their marketing skills and help their business go further in international markets.

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    Free legal clinic launches to support businesses with EU Exit issues

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    • 28 January 2021

    Delivered by Squire Patton Boggs on behalf of Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (the LEP) and York, North Yorkshire LEP, the EU Exit Legal Clinic will provide businesses across West and North Yorkshire with free guidance on legal matters related to the UK’s exit from the EU.

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