Growth support has been made available to businesses in Bradford, Leeds and North Yorkshire after the West and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce received a new stream of funding.
Firms with up to 50 employees can now benefit from the Chamber’s expertise after funding – which reduces the cost of annual membership by 75% – has been awarded from the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and delivered by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority through the £1 billion Leeds City Region Growth Deal.
West and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce, one of the biggest in the UK, specialises in helping businesses with growth, advice and business management.
Its 2,000 strong, cross-sector membership base includes business start-ups, sole traders and multi million-pound turnover manufacturers.
“Because mutual support and collaboration is crucial for many businesses to survive, we are absolutely delighted to have received funding which, at this critical moment in time, makes our Chamber’s expertise and resources even more accessible to the businesses who need it,” said Chamber Chief Executive, Sandy Needham.
“This year has been tough for everyone, but funding such as this will help move our region forward by supporting those responsible for the health of our local economy.”