Thursday 7th December 2017

Lets Talk Real Growth

LETS TALK REAL GROWTH - At Wakefield first we understand the challenges faced today in our current economic climate. We have teamed up with AD:Venture, The Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership and local Chambers to deliver this collaborative growth and expansion event.

Become the leader in growth and expansion in your industry. This event is a unique opportunity for businesses to learn from industry experts, expand their business and support their overall growth objectives.

For the first time we have brought together all these organisations within a logistics hot spot in the district – MountPark.

Join us for the free event alongside guests such as Access to Innovation, AD:Venture, Northern Power House Investment Fund and many more…..

You will leave this session with

·       An understanding of the regional support available to businesses relating to productivity and growth

·       Knowledge of regional funding and grant schemes available to assist your business

·       A variety of new connections to add to your established network and supply chain

Don’t miss this unique opportunity on Thursday 7th December     

Where:  Mountpark, Wakefield Europort, Tuscany Way, Normanton, WF6 2UA

You can book onto this FREE event - BOOK NOW


Time:    09:15 – 12 noon

09:15-9:45. Registration

9:45-9:55   Case Study Dan Gallagher Stoford Developments on the importance of Europort and its unique position in the district.

9:55-10:00. Welcome to the event and Mountpark Mike Denby Skills and Business Service Manager

10:00-10:55. Networking breakfast and an opportunity to meet with the business support partners and find out what free support  is available to growth businesses.

11:00-11:30. Case Study David Masters Group MD OE Electrics and the business journey to double their trading space to 66,000 sq. ft. and why Wakefield was chosen.

11:30-11:45.   A closing statement on the support available to growth business through the City Region and Local Authority.

11:45-12:00. Last minute meetings with business partners plus tea and coffee.

Who will be attending this event:-

Wakefield Council Growth Team:

 Pat Coffey with Key Accounts officers Patrick Loye and Tom Hill

Free 121 advice for growth businesses with guidance on grant and support funding

Works Better Workforce Recruitment programme

Gillian Wallace

Free service to help you with recruiting staff who are returning to the job market and want to work.

Ad Venture early years growth programme 

    Mindir Paul

   Jim Farmery

New programme of business support for pre start or early years businesses who are looking to grow their business to £500k within 3 years. Specialist support for Creative, Digital and Professional services too. Grant support available with match funding

Access 2 Innovation  

Nicholas Henderson

New service to help your business develop innovative products or services. Free 121 advice and grant support available up to £50k on a match funding basis.

Resource Efficiency programme  

Jim Porter

Free support service to help businesses use their resources more efficiently. Covers lighting, water, waste control. Grant support available up to £10k on a match funding basis.

Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund     

Phil Cooper

Part of a £400m investment fund to help business in the North grow with small loans, debt finance and Equity finance

Manufacturing Growth Service

Neil Harriman Growth support.

A new programme aimed at growth manufacturing businesses providing guidance on business strategy, marketing and process management.

Small grant support available to eligible businesses.

Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce 

A Support service to increase performance, give business people a voice and help you to make sense of policy issues and legislation that has a direct impact on you.

Situation and local directions click


Venue: Mountpark, Wakefield Europort, Tuscany Way, Normanton, WF6 2UA
9:30 am - 12:30 pm