Common FAQs


What is AD:VENTURE?

It is a programme of practical business support available to people across West and North Yorkshire.

Our services can help people who are thinking of starting a business or have been running a business that has been trading for less than 3 years.

It is extremely challenging starting and growing a business, so AD:VENTURE was created to help our regions start-ups and aspiring founders to access practical advice and support to help them start their business in the best position possible.

We can help you with all the areas you aren't an expert in.

Is all the support free?

Yes! It’s free to our clients, because all the support is fully funded by our brilliant partners.

Who are AD:VENTURE Programme Partners?

We have a wide range of funding and delivery partners who are all passionate about supporting start-ups, contributing to social and economic wellbeing, and improving the prospects for everyone in our region.

Our partners are:

Bradford Council

Business Enterprise Fund

Calderdale Council

Craven Council

Harrogate Borough Council

Kirklees Council

Leeds Beckett University

Leeds City Council

Leeds Trinity University

Prince’s Trust

Selby District Council

Wakefield Council

West and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce

Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC)

West Yorkshire Combined Authority (as the accountable body for Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership)

York Council