Ad:Venture events set to boost Selby District business growth

Businesses across Selby, Tadcaster and Sherburn In Elmet are being encouraged to access expert help and events through a dedicated business advisor to help them break down barriers to growing their business.

Craig Atkin is part of the Ad:Venture business growth programme, aimed at supporting start-ups and growing young business across the Leeds City Region.

Craig said: “It can be difficult for new and growing businesses to understand the complex landscape of business support and to know where to go. I’m here to help businesses navigate this landscape, saving them time and resources and setting them on the path to success.”

As part of this exciting business offer, Craig and Ad:Venture will be delivering two free events in Selby. The first is a Planning for Growth event on 24th January and then on 13th February businesses can learn about financing their business, and the options and funding available.

Both events will be held at the Selby District Council offices on Doncaster Road. You can book online.

Leader of Selby District Council, Cllr Mark Crane, added, “Offering this support is a practical way in which the District Council can work with others to give pragmatic help to businesses. 

"We’ve put in place significant new investment to help drive growth and – ultimately – to support jobs and opportunities for people living and working in the area.  We know from talking to companies that the Selby district is a great place to do business, supported by great transport links, affordable business space, skilled workers and a fantastic quality of life. 

"Our start-up businesses and small companies also have a strong track record of success.  Tailored business support means that our companies can make the most of what this area has to offer.”

Businesses can access a range of support, including mentoring, academic support, workshops and masterclasses and access to finance options such as Business Enterprise Fund loans and the Ad:Venture grants programme, which can support eligible businesses with match funded grants up to £25,000,

Ad:Venture was launched in 2017 and offers a comprehensive mix of tailored business support to boost growth and develop eligible businesses in their first three years of trading. Funded by the European Regional Development Fund to the tune of £6,161,084, the project is being match-funded by regional partners including Selby District Council.

Contact us to find out more about business support services in the Selby district, including the Ad:venture programme.