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What we do

Business Kirklees

Business Kirklees is delivered by the Business, Economy & Growth Service at Kirklees Council. We deliver targeted business support that helps businesses to start up and grow, supporting economic growth and creating jobs for local people. We also work to attract inward investment for Kirklees.

Here to help

Business Kirklees provides free support to businesses of all sizes and sectors across Kirklees. We navigate the complex local, regional, and national business support landscape so you do not have to – helping you access funding, support networks, knowledge and skills to enable your business to thrive.

Working together for local business

We work closely with others to ensure businesses receive high-quality, relevant support. We share knowledge and best practice, influence decision-making, and broker businesses’ access to support programmes.

Meet the management team

Guiding our vision for Business Kirklees, our management team comprises people from varied backgrounds with a breadth of skills and experience. Meet the people leading the way with passion and expertise...

We would welcome your feedback on our service to ensure we continue to meet your business needs. If you would like to get in touch email [email protected] or phone 01484 221000.

Our funding partners

With thanks to our funding partners on these programmes:

Kirklees Growth Managers

Part-funded by the European Union - England European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and the Department for Work and Pensions are the managing authorities for European Regional Development Fund and European Social Fund funding through the Growth Programme, funds established by the European Union to help local areas stimulate their economic development. By investing in projects, the funds will help to support innovation, businesses, skills and employment to improve local growth and create jobs.

Enterprise West Yorkshire

Enterprise West Yorkshire offers start-up support to businesses across West Yorkshire through webinars and one to one specialist support. Delivered by Local Authority Start-Up Managers and People Plus on behalf of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority.


The AD:VENTURE business support programme provides fully funded tailored support to ambitious new businesses trading for less than 3 years and based in West Yorkshire. Funded by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Partners.

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