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DOING BUSINESS 67 Yorkshire and Humber Business Network North Business Network North holds monthly networking events in Sheffield, Manchester, South Humberside and Doncaster for local businesses. Attendees can access information on the latest business trends and practices, and build longterm business relationships. The White House, 118 Gatley Road, Gatley, SK8 4AD Tel: 0870 751 7523 Email: helen@business-network.co.uk Website: www.business-network-north.co.uk Social Enterprise Yorkshire and the Humber Social Enterprise Yorkshire and the Humber is a not for private profit company established to represent, promote and drive forward the development of the social enterprise sector in Yorkshire and the Humber. c/o Suite D10 Joseph’s Well, Hanover Walk, Leeds, LS3 1AB Website: www.seyh.org.uk Trade Yorkshire Trade Yorkshire’s aim is to help Yorkshire and Humber businesses to succeed overseas. It is primarily geared towards export, but also offers assistance to businesses and organisations considering inward investment into the region. It is operated by UK Trade & Investment, in partnership with Yorkshire Forward. Tel: 0845 6048 048 Website: www.tradeyorkshire.com Sheffield Chamber of Commerce The Sheffield Chamber of Commerce and Industry is the leading business support and representation organisation in Yorkshire and Humberside. It provides advice for business start-ups through the Sheffield Enterprise Agency, and strategic guidance for businesses trading internationally through the South Yorkshire International Trade Centre. Albion House, Savile Street, Sheffield, S4 7UD Tel: 0114 201 8888 (Switchboard) Tel: 0114 201 8933 (Membership Services) Email: info@scci.org.uk Website: www.scci.org.uk West Yorkshire Enterprise Agency The West Yorkshire Enterprise Agency delivers support on behalf of Business Link. It aims to help businesses start, survive and grow by providing information and guidance, business training and events, advice and information, and experienced business advisers. It has offices in Bradford, Halifax, Huddersfield, Leeds, Wakefield. Tel: 01484 438870 Website: www.wyea.co.uk Rotherham Investment & Development Office (RiDO) Rotherham Investment & Development Office (RiDO) is the regeneration arm of Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council. It provides a professional, free service for businesses, helping with finding the right sites and premises, to locating new customers and suppliers. Reresby House, Bow Bridge Close, Templeborough, Rotherham, S60 1YR Tel: 01709 372099 Email: info@rido.org.uk Website: www.rido.org.uk West Yorkshire Social Enterprise Link The West Yorkshire Social Enterprise Link supports social enterprises that are already in business, new start-up social enterprises, and existing social organisations who wish to start selling products or services in addition to receiving grants. Unit 4 Meadow Court, Millshaw Business Park, Leeds LS11 8LZ Tel: 0845 833 6000 Email: info@wyselink.co.uk Website: www.wyselink.co.uk Social Enterprise Support Centre The Social Enterprise Support Centre (SESC) works closely with partner organisations to deliver support services to the social enterprise sector, particularly in contracting/ market development, networks, events and communications. It is also a source of information on social enterprises in the region. Pennine Camphill Community College, Boyne House, Boyne Hill, Chapelthorpe, Wakefield, WF4 3JH Tel: 01924 241330 E-mail: info@sesc.info Website: www.sesc.info Yorkshire Forward Yorkshire Forward is the Regional Development Agency responsible for improving the Yorkshire and Humber economy. It provides information on funding sources for businesses and helps businesses to develop key areas of their business such as people, operations, product and services, sales and finance. Head Office - Leeds, Victoria House, Victoria Place, Leeds, LS11 5AE Tel: 0113 3949600 They also have offices in York, Kingston-upon-Hull, Rotherham and Bradford and four overseas offices. ISSUE SEVEN 2008 engage | uk