Regional Enterprise Programme


We are pleased to be partnering with Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber of Commerce in this ERDF funded project for Yorkshire & Humber to be delivered January 2012 - December 2014.

The Regional Enterprise Programme provides three core services to eligible individuals seeking to pursue self-employment:

  • Intensive Start Up Support
  • Enterprise Coaching & Mentoring
  • Entrepreneur Networking Events

Unlike other projects of its kind which provide free support to individuals wishing to explore self-employment, the Regional Enterprise Programme is not exclusively for those who are unemployed or in receipt of benefits. The programme will seek to encourage those in rural areas, women and other un-represented groups consider self-employment as an alternative to working for others.

As part of the programme, Business Support & Development Ltd delivers business start up support and enterprise coaching services across North Yorkshire, providing on-going support to new start-ups over a period of 12 months. We operate the scheme in Skipton, Northallerton, Harrogate and the surrounding areas.

For those concerned that they may not have the right skills to become self-employed, our experienced Enterprise Coaches will help address perceived barriers to success such as a lack of literacy, numeracy and IT skills, and basic business skills such as finance management, marketing and selling.

Enterprise Coaches will offer participants intensive on-to-one coaching to develop business planning skills in preparation for trading and will also offer further opportunities to network with other like-minded individuals.

For more information about the Regional Enterprise Programme and how you can get support from an Enterprise Coach, contact John Alcock, or phone 01609 776867 to check your eligibility.

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