A NEW online service to help Kirklees businesses find the resources they need to grow has been launched.
The Business and Investment Portal has been set up by Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership in response to feedback from businesses on the difficulties of finding information about free local business support.
The portal has been produced mainly to help SMEs and provides information and signposting on topics including international trade, recruiting and training staff, obtaining finance and public sector contracts.
It also provides a resource to market the City Region, which includes Kirklees, as a business location – supporting the LEP’s ambitions of attracting more investment into the region – and a tool to communicate more effectively with businesses on the LEP’s activities.
Neil McLean, chairman of Leeds City Region LEP, said: “Every time we talk to businesses – especially SMEs – about business support, they tell us how difficult it is to find information about local support provision.
“With this new online tool, the LEP has taken steps to fill this gap and provide information on a whole range of business support in one place.
“We will be doing further work to develop the portal and would very much welcome feedback from businesses in the City Region on how we can make it even more useful for them.”
Go to http://business.leeds cityregion.gov.uk