The York & North Yorkshire Partnership (LEP) has today launched a business support programme to help local businesses make significant cost savings, whilst also saving the planet.
The Grow Greener programme, funded by the York & North Yorkshire Growth Hub and BEIS, has been specifically developed for SMEs in York and North Yorkshire with the aim of helping them to reduce their costs and energy consumption, whilst also helping them to lower their carbon footprint.
Run in partnership with specialist consultants, Oakdene Hollins, the programme will focus on reviewing working practices to identify efficiencies and new income generation opportunities giving those SMEs a competitive advantage. The programme is completely free to take part in, with 20 places available. Interested businesses need to register by Monday 22nd February via https://www.oakdenehollins.com/sme-circularity
SMEs who trade business-to-business (B2B) excluding those in agriculture can take advantage of the Resource Efficient Business programme, or REBiz, set up by York & North Yorkshire LEP and West Yorkshire Combined Authority and funded by ERDF. Similar to the Grow Greener programme, REBiz can help businesses reduce energy usage and cut down waste. Including a free audit (worth £1200), longer-term consultancy and a potential grant up to a maximum of £40,000 to implement recommended measures, this support can be accessed via https://www.the-lep.com/business-support/growth-support/resource-efficiency-and-the-circular-economy/ .
Are you thinking about starting, growing, or scaling your business? Hear about how the Growth Hub helpdesk can help you by providing the latest business support, tailored to your needs.
Mike Pennington, a familiar name in the UK media industry, has recently joined the York & North Yorkshire Growth Hub as a Business Relationship Manager. In 2023, he'll be bringing his expertise to businesses in our region and connecting them with the Made Smarter scheme.
Employers across York, North Yorkshire and East Riding are being reminded that it’s their last chance to take advantage of free training and support through the Skills Support for the Workforce Programme before the it ends in March 2023.
15th February 20239:00 am - 5:00 pmFREE
This free drop-in service based in Harrogate can help answer your questions and direct you to relevant business support, resources and programmes.
22nd February 20239:00 am - 4:30 pmFREE
Are you a small to medium sized food or drink business that wants to win more business and need to plan the perfect pitch? This full day workshop will help you understand what buyers are looking for and give you the confidence to pitch to them.
01st March 20234:00 pm - 6:00 pmFREE
In this two-hour session, Ian Howard will introduce The Enterprise Growth Roadmap. Regardless of where you are at right now, whether you are just launching your business, trying to make sense of the number of opportunities available to you or looking to attract external investment, the Enterprise Growth Roadmap Planning Workshop will help you create a framework to develop your own growth strategy together with some simple steps to help you implement it.
A free digital glossary defining the key climate change terms relevant to businesses, to help you understand and engage with sustainability resources and support.
We have recently hosted a programme of in-person seminars and other events, some of which were professionally recorded and can now be viewed on our website.
This workshop will provide guidance on cost based pricing, calculating your costs before deciding an appropriate margin, as well as covering market based pricing asking questions such as: What value do you add? What are you worth? How do you position yourself?