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Free business support comes to Airedale

Businesses in Bradford and Craven can take advantage of free expert business advice when the next in a series of Popup Business Advice Cafes comes to Steeton Hall on Tuesday 25 July.

Hosted by the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP), the City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council and Craven District Council, the events are informal and free to attend.

Businesses will be able to book twenty minute slots with experts on everything from accountancy and tax to marketing and digital. Practical advice will also be available on a wide range of business topics including access to finance; social media; skills and recruiting an apprentice; websites; export; business planning and developing new products and services. 

Roger Marsh OBE, Chair of the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP), said: "I'm delighted we're bringing the Popup Café back to Airedale, where businesses will be able to access a wealth of support, in one morning and under one roof. Whether you're just starting up or are a more established business, I encourage you to book a place and find out about the support available for businesses across the Leeds City region."

Councillor Simon Myers, Craven District Council's lead member for Enterprising Craven, said: "This is a fantastic opportunity for local businesses to learn from the experts on a huge range of topics. These Popup cafes have been very successful in the past and I would urge local companies to take advantage of the opportunities they offer."

Dan Moriarty, from the Skipton Office of Armstrong and Watson, Accountants, Business and Financial Advisors, said: "I will be at Steeton Hall and ready to answer questions that businesses may have on all aspects of accountancy and tax. I've spent my career working in Yorkshire and with businesses in the region and I'm looking forward to sharing my experience and offering practical support to Airedale firms."

Rad Miller of video production company, Pocket Projects attended the Otley Popup Café earlier this year and explains: "I found the event really useful because I not only spoke to the experts I needed but I also got to meet specialists that have helped with other areas of my business, which I didn't expect."

The pop up will be at Steeton Hall from 9-12pm on Tuesday 25 July.  If you're a business and would like to book place, please email businessgrowth@the-LEP.com or call the Business Growth Service on 0113 348 1818.