AD:VENTURE gives start-ups an advantage during Yorkshire Business Market

The Yorkshire Business Market

AD:VENTURE, the ERDF funded programme offering practical support and growth grants to give start-ups the opportunity to reach their potential within the first three years of trading, will feature at the Yorkshire Business Market at Pavilions of Harrogate on Monday.

Exhibiting alongside the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and Harrogate Council, AD:VENTURE is urging small businesses to visit stand A41 to speak with a number of delivery partners that could provide them with access to an abundance of resources without having to go to the trouble of visiting numerous stands.

AD:VENTURE will also take to the stage to deliver an informal ‘How to’ session on accessing practical and financial support through public sector funded programmes. The seminar will give practical insights into how the grants element works and will debunk the myths surrounding eligibility and how organisations can access alternative finance options if they do not meet with certain criteria.

Sarah Carling, programme manager from AD:VENTURE, said: “When you have complementary delivery partners that are working with the same audience, it makes sense to bring everything together. We know that by exhibiting alongside the LEP and Harrogate Council we can direct and signpost new businesses to the programmes that will give them the very best support they need right now.

“Start-ups and young businesses in the region have a fantastic opportunity to access practical and grant support and we would urge them to come along to stand A41 to discuss their requirements in more detail.”

Roger Marsh OBE, chair of the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) said, “I am very pleased that the LEP and AD:VENTURE will be at the Yorkshire Business Market again this year, exhibiting alongside our partners and ensuring businesses in the region can access the support they need all in one place.

“The LEP has already supported over 466 businesses in the Harrogate area and I look forwarding to the LEP meeting and supporting more thanks to the opportunities this event offers.”

Yorkshire Business Market is returning to Harrogate for its fourteenth year and its key theme for 2018 will be ‘Growing and Financing Your Business’.

For further details about the event and the schedule of seminars, workshops and sessions on offer please visit,

AD:VENTURE can support eligible businesses in or locating to: Bradford, Calderdale, Craven, Harrogate, Kirklees, Leeds, Selby, Wakefield and York and is supported by the 2014 to 2020 European Regional Development Fund Programme.


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