Free business advice at Pontefract Enterprise Show

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

By Gemma Jimmison
Thursday, 25th September 2014, 10:16 am
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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.