Ad:venture business support

The AD:VENTURE programme offers a comprehensive and innovative mix of tailored business support to boost growth and develop businesses in their early years.  The scheme is run across the Leeds City Region area and businesses in the Selby district are eligible to apply.

Find out more.

How can I apply?

Visit the Ad:Venture website, call 0845 524 0210 or email

Alternatively, you can contact the Leeds City Region LEP business growth team  on 0113 3481818 or via email to find out more.

What support is available?

  • A full business start-up programme, with assistance in those early set up stages and business planning
  • One-to-one support – you can access a dedicated business advisor to guide your growth journey and to help you develop your business plan.
  • Workshops targeted to develop skills that will help drive business growth - in topics such as HR, strategy, cash flow forecasting, branding, marketing, innovation and research and development
  • Entrepreneur Knowledge Exchange (EKE) - expert university partners will support you to solve business problems using the shared experiences and insight of a small group
  • Business incubation space and services                
  • Support to find out more about sources of finance including start up and growth grants

Am I eligible?

  • Your business can have been trading for up to 3 years.
  • Your business must be within the Selby district, or other areas in the Leeds City Region (Bradford, Calderdale, Craven, Harrogate, Kirklees, Leeds, Wakefield and York).
  • Your business must have strong growth ambitions.
  • Your business must trade in an eligible sector (this generally excludes primary agriculture, banking and financial services, activities related to education or social care, and those sectors trading directly with consumers e.g. retail and hospitality).