Free business advice at Pontefract Enterprise Show

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Free business advice will be on offer at Pontefract Enterprise Show tomorrow (Friday).

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 your current business.

Support includes key financial advice, business growth options, export support, recruitment, apprenticeships and more.

Local business GMP Ltd is a start-up which has benefitted from the programme.

Louisa Smith, director of GMP said: “The Wakefield Business Support Programme has been incredibly helpful on so many levels.”

Leader of Wakefield Council Coun Peter Box, who will formally open the event, said: “We have a thriving start-up sector in the district.

“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.