Andrew Wright, chair of the LEP Business Innovation and Growth Panel
Chloe Shakesby

Yorkshire commerce chamber receives new funding to support small businesses

A Yorkshire business network has announced that it has received new funding to help support small businesses in the region.

The West and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce has announced that it has been awarded funding through the £1bn Leeds City Region Growth Deal to provide specialist business support.

The support will be available to businesses in Bradford, Leeds and North Yorkshire which have up to 50 employees.

The Chamber of Commerce specialises in helping businesses with growth, advice and business management.

Sandy Needham, chief executive of the West and North Yorkshire Chamber, commented: “Chambers of Commerce in our region have been supporting businesses of all sizes for almost 200 years and the pressures and challenges of running any enterprise through a global pandemic is something new to us all and better managed as a collective than in isolation.

“Because mutual support and collaboration is crucial for many businesses to survive, we are absolutely delighted to have received funding which, at this critical moment in time, makes our Chamber’s expertise and resources even more accessible to the businesses who need it.

“This year has been tough for everyone, but funding such as this will help move our region forward by supporting those responsible for the health of our local economy.”

Andrew Wright, chair of the LEP Business Innovation and Growth Panel, added: “The LEP is continuing to expand its service to help businesses impacted by the pandemic, and it’s great to see our partnership with the West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce to provide additional support to local businesses across West and North Yorkshire.

“The WNYC can provide vital support to its members that will be greatly beneficial during these unprecedented times, and I’d encourage businesses to take advantage of the offer.”

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