LEAPing into a new business start
Future entrepreneurs from Lewes, Seaford, Newhaven, Peacehaven and the surrounding areas are being encouraged to take part in this years LEAP (Local Enterprise and Apprenticeship Platform) for business support and their chance to win £2,500 cash.
Last week, the first one day workshop took place which provided 13 new businesses the essential information they needed to start turning their business idea into a reality.
LEAP is fully funded by Lewes District Council and delivered by EDEAL Enterprise Agency, providing those wishing to start their own business ventures support and guidance over a period of ten months, as well as competing for the title of “Entrepreneur of the Year”
Leader of Lewes District Council, Cllr. Andy Smith said:
“I was delighted to attend the first LEAP workshop and personally meet thirteen candidates who have decided to take the first step in starting their own business. The enthusiasm and passion they have in their business idea is infectious as they share what they are hoping to achieve this year. It is so important to support small businesses as they are the drivers of our local economy, and without adequate support, such as the programme offered by LEAP, these businesses can fail”
Stephen Holt on behalf of EDEAL added:
“There is just one week left to apply to join LEAP and attend our next workshop in Newhaven on the 9th February. The only criteria to LEAP-ing with us is that you live in the Lewes District Council area or plan to start your business in the Lewes District – so if you’ve got a business idea then why not call 01323 641 144 or visit www.yourleap.co.uk to see how we can help”.