Pontefract Enterprise Show this Friday – a reminder

Date: 22/09/2014
Ref: PR 4716

Free business advice will be on offer at Pontefract Enterprise Show this Friday, September 26.


The event, part of The Wakefield Business Support Programme, will be held in the Marketplace from 9am until 3pm.
Businesses will be able to get advice from how to start a business to growing a current business. Support also includes key financial advice, business growth options, export support, recruitment, apprenticeships and more.


Leader of Wakefield Council, Cllr Peter Box, who will formally open the event, said: “We have a thriving start-up sector in the district and it’s great to see so many partners turn out to give free advice to people wanting to start or grow a business.
“If you’re thinking of starting a business Pontefract Enterprise Show is a great place to come as you’ll get so much advice all in one place.”


Since its start The Wakefield Business Support Programme has supported 300 business start-up enquiries and helped 75 new businesses become established.

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Notes to editors:


The Wakefield Business Support Programme
The Wakefield Business Support Programme is part financed by the Yorkshire and Humber European Regional Development Fund Programme 2007 to 2013. The Department for Communities and Local Government is the managing authority for the European Regional Development Fund Programme, which is one of the funds established by the European Commission to help local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support local businesses and create jobs.


The Wakefield Business Support Programme is designed to help local businesses in the district in order to create much-needed jobs. It is a partnership between Wakefield Council, RCP 21, South Elmsall, South Kirkby, and Moorthorpe Town Councils and is supported financially by the European Union.


Yorkshire and Humber ERDF Programme 2007-2013
The European Regional Development Fund Programme is managed by the Department for Communities and Local Government on behalf of a local partnership including the National Government, European Commission and local bodies. The programme has €583 million from the European Regional Development Fund to invest by 2013. Further information about the ERDF Programme in Yorkshire and The Humber, including information about the projects that are receiving ERDF Investment, is available at www.communities.gov.uk/erdf


European Regional Development Fund
The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) was established in 1975 to stimulate economic development in less prosperous regions of the European Union. ERDF is provided to support the European Union’s cohesion policy that seeks to redress imbalances in development between regions and Member States. It is used to support projects that can help local economies address the challenges of globalisation and contribute to delivering Europe’s 2020 strategy of smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. Information about the European Union’s support for regions is available at http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/index_en.htm