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Leeds Trinity University > AD:VENTURE

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:


Free events and workshops that will help support and grow your business, such as effective social media strategies, business and financial planning, tax and legal issues, reflective and playful leadership and marketing.

Keep checking this page or the AD:VENTURE events page for dates and venues and see below for our current workshops. Book now as places are limited:

Business Advice Cafe

Social Media Breakfast Club

Marketing Small Businesses on Low-to-Zero Budget

Blogging Club

Business Growth Collectives

Tackle your barriers to business growth

Prepare to be challenged by your peers, spark new ideas, fine tune your problem-solving skills and take action on complex, thorny or long standing issues. Join other business owners and tap into the power of multiple minds to overcome whatever stands between you and business growth.

The sessions are led by experienced facilitators, each with a proven track record in business support and action learning for small businesses.

A couple of quotes from November 2017 Business Growth Collective:

"It was a great opportunity to share challenges of my business, but to also receive ideas to resolve them and to be challenged to actually act on them."

 "You are not alone, other businesses are in the same situation and there to support you."

Book you place on our next BGC event

Book your place on our Leadership event

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 at


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.


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.


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 at  

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