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​Leeds Trinity University is proud to be part of AD:​VENTURE, a business support programme aimed at helping businesses with real growth potential to achieve their ambitions.

If you are thinking of starting a business or you've recently launched your own business, it's less than three years old and based in the Leeds City Region, we can offer you support. We are looking to support businesses that have ambitions to grow and create jobs. 

If you are starting - or have just started - a business then you probably will need help at some point with the following:

  • Keeping up with the market
  • Planning ahead
  • Managing your own time
  • Cash flow and financial management
  • Sourcing investment, finance or funding
  • Problem solving
  • Technological development
  • Skills and staff development
  • Harnessing innovation
  • Product Research and Development

You can access support in a number of ways:

Workshops

All workshops take place at Leeds Trinity University, unless stated otherwise.

2019 workshops:

Blogging for Business

First and third Tuesday of the month
5.30 – 7.30pm

17 September / 1, 15 October / 5, 19 November / 3, 17 December

Introduction to PR for New Businesses

Tuesday 24 September
5.30 – 8.30pm

Social Media Breakfast Club

Leeds Library
9.00am – 12/12.30pm

Wednesday 9, 23 October / 6, 20 November / 4, 11 December

How to Win Customers

Thursday 3 October
5.30 – 8.30pm

Enhancing Resilience in Business – Parts 1 and 2

Thursday 17 October and 7 November
5.30 – 8.30pm

Welcome to Making Tax Digital

Thursday 24 October
5.30 – 8.30 pm

Marketing for Business Success – Parts 1 and 2

Tuesday 12 and 26 November
5.30 – 8.30pm

 

2020 workshops:​

Build a Website for your Business – No Coding Needed

Wednesday 29 January
9.30am – 4.30pm

Marketing for Small Businesses on a Low-to-Zero Budget – Parts 1 and 2

Thursday 6 February and Tuesday 25 February
5.30 – 8.30pm

Making Tax Digital for VAT

Thursday 5 March
5.30 – 8.30pm​

Social Media Breakfast Club

Leeds Library
9.00am – 12/12.30pm

Thursday 13, 27 February / 12, 26 March / 9, 23 April​


For more information please contact Louise Miller, Ad:Venture Project Manager.

Academic and graduate support  

Expertise is available from our academics and students, if you have a particular project that needs input, please email Louise Miller.

Coaching 

Expert coaching for businesses that need guidance to move to the next level – from experts in the field.

One-to-one mentoring 

Support and guidance from a team of enterprise advisors.

Networking 

Opportunities to network and build contacts at events and workshops. Keep checking for the latest workshops and events.

Finance and funding 

Grants from £2,500 to £25,000 are available for start-ups and businesses under three years old.

Eligibility

There are some sectors that are not eligible for this project, unfortunately. They are primary agriculture, banking and financial services, activities related to education or social care, and those sectors trading directly with consumers such as retail and hospitality.

If you would like to register or check whether your business is eligible for the AD:VENTURE programme, please email Louise Miller.

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