Get involved

West Yorkshire has a vibrant business community and there are a number of ways you can get involved with the activities of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority.

We hold regular business networking and advice events across the region, you could give something back to the community by volunteering your time as an Enterprise Adviser, we also have funding options available to support the growth of businesses. 


We hold regular business networking and advice events across West Yorkshire giving you the opportunity to speak to fellow business owners and entrepreneurs and get inspiration, advice and practical insights from business experts. 

Our events can help you understand how to develop your ideas and grow your business, overcome obstacles, assess the impact of latest rules and regulations and set yourself apart from your competitors.

Become an Enterprise Adviser

If you are passionate about inspiring the next generation, join the Enterprise Adviser Network. Since 2015, Enterprise Advisers have brought their business experience to schools and reached thousands of students across West Yorkshire, helping them to think about their future career options.

You can also join our Give an Hour programme and help to transform a young person’s future by volunteering your time to help with activities like interview practice, mentoring or working with a teacher to bring a lesson to life.

Find out more about the Enterprise Adviser and Give an Hour programmes.

Looking for business funding?

We have a package of measures available to help businesses, with support available for newly-formed and young start-ups, more established SMEs, socially and environmentally-oriented companies and those looking to grow further. 

See our business funding page to understand the support that may be available to you. 

Contact us for advice and support

If you’re not sure where to start, get in touch with our business growth team on 0113 348 1818 or email us