A NEW company has launched a major programme of business support events - to fill the void left by the closure of taxpayer funded services.

Business Leader Events, led by Vernon Tolson and Mike Pitts, is running workshops on subjects including social media for businesses, sales and marketing and management training.

The programme will be delivered across Yorkshire including venues in Huddersfield, Leeds, Bradford, Sheffield, Rotherham, York, Harrogate and Hull.

The new business will also offer short course events, tailored in-house training, leadership development programmes and accredited training and will work with partners to deliver joint events and events management services.

Mr Tolson was formerly events manager at Business Link Yorkshire while Mr Pitts was assistant director or business support at Yorkshire Forward.

Said Mr Tolson: “We are using the best presenters around to help businesses with key issues such as increasing sales, networking, using new media effectively and getting the best out of their team.”