Experts to offer free business start-up advice in Wakefield

Entrepreneurs with the aim of starting the new year by setting up their own business, or becoming self-employed, are invited to attend a free start-up business basics workshop, held by Leeds Beckett University in Wakefield this January.

The workshop takes place on Tuesday 22 January at Leeds Beckett’s University Business Centre, based at the Advanced Skills and Innovation Centre at Wakefield College, from 1.30 – 4.30pm. For more information, and to book a place, please visit

The session will provide inspiration, support and advice to those who are thinking of starting up, becoming self- employed or who are in the early stages of doing so.

Expert trainers and Leeds Beckett University Business Centre partners Lupton Fawcett solicitors, WGN accountants and Yorkshire Bank will offer help and advice and share their insight into the key things needed to start-up on your own: from market research and marketing, through to legal set-up and financial planning.

Kirstie Frenneaux, Leeds Beckett University Business Centre Sponsorship Programme Manager, said: “Many people have the ambition to work for themselves but lack the knowledge or skills to know how to start their journey. Our workshop is intended to help people assess whether self-employment is right for them and give them the key practical tips and confidence to get started.”

The workshop is free to attend and is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)’s Ad:Venture programme, which provides support to young and growing businesses in the Leeds City Region.