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IoD Young Directors' Forum (YDF) Webinar - ‘Navigating through the funding landscape’

19 Jan 2021
IoD Yorkshire & North East Online, Online

Join us for this January YDF webinar: ‘Navigating through the funding landscape’ – what support is available to help your business grow

The YDF, led by young directors, offers opportunities for peer-to-peer learning from like-minded people all at different stages of their career development, who can share best practice and experiences on the critical business issues that impact on you as individual or your company.

If you are an owner of a micro, small and medium-sized business and looking for support or guidance, this session will help you find out what is available for your business in these current challenging times.

The Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Business Support Service provides a single point of access to a wide range of national and local support and funding, so it is easy for you to access the help you need. Our guest speaker LEP Growth Manager Alistair Forbes works with businesses at all stages, from start-ups and early-stage companies to established businesses that are ready to expand and grow.

The event will then finish with 30 minutes of virtual networking. 

Areas we will cover:

We will introduce you the options you have and how you can get tailored advice on how to:
Access start-up support options: grants and mentoring for start ups
Understand the full range of finance options currently available
Plan for the future with new products and processes
Make your investment go further with grant support to purchase new equipment, plant, and machinery
Expand your workforce by recruiting an apprentice or find suitable candidates through our talent matching service
Increase your market share by trading overseas
Save money on your energy bills through resource efficiency
Access range of bespoke programmes to provide sector-specific support to the creative and digital sectors, support to help you identify your business growth opportunities, cyber security training, and more.
For more information on how your business could benefit from these business growth support options come along to this informative webinar, which will be followed by virtual networking.

Key details

Date & time: 19 Jan 2021 16:00 - 17:30
Location: IoD Yorkshire & North East Online, Online
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Ms Helena Drake
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Alistair Forbes, SME Growth Manager - Harrogate Borough Council

For the last five years, Alistair has been helping hundreds of businesses in Harrogate district to access funding, grants and support towards growth plans. With a background in sales and business development, Alistair can quickly understand the challenges and opportunities facing any type of business, and find solutions to help make the growth journey easier. 



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