Strategic Business Growth Programme

The LEP’s Strategic Business Growth Programme provides an integrated package of advisory and financial support to help SMEs with growth potential across Leeds City Region.

The LEP’s Strategic Business Growth Programme is part-funded through the European Regional Development Fund and provides an integrated package of advisory and financial support to help SMEs across Leeds City Region with growth potential.

Support on offer includes:

Advice: The programme offers impartial one-to-many and one-to-one support on all aspects of business growth including strategic business planning, sales, marketing, investment readiness and leadership and management.

Specialist workshops and Peer-to Peer Networks: One-to-many workshops are provided on all the topics outlined above, as well as peer-to-peer networks.

Funding - Businesses on the programme may also be able to access financial support towards capital investment that will accelerate growth.

Project Lead: West Yorkshire Combined Authority
District/ Area: Leeds City Region (excluding Barnsley)
Business case summary: Link here
Funding: Combined Authority funding:
- £2.156 million European Structural Investment Funds
- £0.99 million Local Growth Fund
Project Status: Activity 6: Delivery
Start and end dates: 1 February 2017 – 31 January 2020
Delivery partners: Winning Pitch
Other funders: Match funding- £3.2 million (SME contributions)
Contact information: LEP Growth Service (0113) 348 1818

Eligible firms must employ fewer than 250 employees, be based in the Leeds City Region (excluding Barnsley), be within a LEP priority sector and have been trading for at least three years.