LEP launches simple ways to grow your business


The York, North Yorkshire & East Riding Enterprise Partnership is a business led partnership with the public sector that will help businesses start up, grow and become more competitive. The Partnership is chaired by Barry Dodd, Chairman of the GSM Group. The Board comprises 9 private sector members and 6 local authority Leaders.

York, North Yorkshire & East Riding Local Enterprise Partnership have teamed up with Royal Mail to address one of the biggest challenges facing small businesses – where to find new customers.

Businesses can receive 1000 customer leads every month and have a direct marketing design and send service, whilst also receiving a discount of 40% off parcel postage – and all for the cost of a mobile phone.

Starting at just £28 per month this offer has been developed to help small businesses find new customers and grow.

Barry Dodd, Chairman of York, North Yorkshire & East Riding LEP:

We have listened to what businesses tell us and consistently they site the challenge of marketing and finding new customers as one of their main barriers to growth. Working with Royal Mail we have been able to take advantage of their reach and buying power to tackle this challenge head on.

Having a regular supply of new leads and support for marketing will allow businesses to really focus on their sales message and target growth with real confidence.

Small businesses are the heartbeat of our economy and by providing solutions such as this we aim to help them take the practical steps necessary to win new customers, grow and ultimately create new jobs.

Access to the support is delivered online, with the business able to identify the business or consumer demographic that best meets their target market. Royal Mail has partnered with a range of specialist companies to provide the offer and businesses can build a package to suit their individual needs – at prices they cannot buy direct.

Jim Bulmer, Royal Mail’s national lead for SMEs, and based in York, added:

We understand the importance of small business growth to the UK economy and being able to support this using our knowledge, expertise and influence is of strategic importance. Small business growth will benefit the economy, the business and ultimately Royal Mail, so it is a real win win situation.

Working with the York, North Yorkshire & East Riding LEP we are able to pilot this support into a local area where small and micro businesses are hugely important”

To access this support visit www.simplewaystogrow.com

LEP launches Simple Ways to Grow your Business


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