Gateway @ Chapeltown is a proud supporter of local businesses and is keen to aid the development of inner north east Leeds’s current and future workforce through a wide range of services and opportunities. Gateway works with businesses of all sectors, shapes and sizes to fuel growth and innovation and has created a key centre of excellence in social enterprise and service industries.
Working closely with our partners we offer a range of short courses and we can develop new bespoke short courses tailored to your needs and requests. We also strive to offer flexibility for employers and their employees in order to meet real business needs and career requirements.
Gateway can bring specialist knowledge to your business. Whether you are in the planning stages, looking to improve established processes and products, drive new business growth or deliver solutions to pressing commercial issues, Gateway can work collaboratively with you to achieve these aims.
This aspect of the programme provides a range of pre and post start support to individuals who have aspirations to start a business and the capability to make the business a success.
Our clients could receive
One-to-one assessment with an experienced, independent business adviser who will review your business ideas and formulate the next steps.
- An intensive personalised support programme, including guidance, advice and peer learning, leading to the development of a robust business plan
- Dedicated support in an application for external funding
- Ongoing support after business start-up
Workshops and events
Our selection of events and workshops are a great place to meet other small business owners and to develop your skills and knowledge in certain areas.
Young Entrepreneurs Programme
The Young Entrepreneurs Programme supports motivated young adults figure out how to make their business ideas a reality. Experienced entrepreneurs and professionals provide you with one-on-one support actually planning, designing and building your business, piece by piece. These services are free of charge for selected applicants – if you are highly motivated to start or grow your business, get in touch today!