Start Up

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I’m Starting Up

Get support to develop your ‘business for good’ idea and get started on your Alternative Business journey by:

Choosing an Enterprise Coach to work with

Booking on a free online, interactive start-up workshop with Helen Hoyle from BfGWY partners, SEE Ahead (Find out more about our partners)

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Choose a Coach

We have 5 experienced Enterprise Coaches working in different parts of West Yorkshire. They will work with you to explore your ideas or challenges, develop a plan and agree goals. They can also signpost you to other parts of the BfGWY programme or other specialist support organisations.

All of the coaches are employed by BfGWY partner, Participate Projects and are hosted by Participate, Voluntary Action Leeds and TSL Kirklees.

Waj Hussain

Waj Hussain

Bradford

Email: waj@participateprojects.org.uk 

Number: 07597394837

Rob Greenland

Rob Greenland

Kirklees and Wakefield

 Usual working days: Tues, Wed and Thurs

Email: rob@participateprojects.org.uk

Number: 07470746685

Katherine Wyatt

Katherine Wyatt

Calderdale and Kirklees

Usual working days: Wed and Thurs

Email: katherine@participateprojects.org.uk

Number: 07470746720

Rachel Rickards

Rachel Rickards

Leeds

Usual working days: Tues, Wed and Thurs

Email: rachel@participateprojects.org.uk

Number: 07470746668

Paul Kilgallon

Paul Kilgallon

Leeds

 Usual working days: Thurs and Fri

Email: paul@participateprojects.org.uk

Number: 07861969159

Choose a Workshop

The workshops run monthly. We recommend you start with Developing Your Business Idea or Setting up an Alternative Business and then go for something more specialist like Legal Structures and Governance, Financial Planning or Sales & Marketing. You can do as many workshops as you like.

To find out more or book onto a particular workshop or event, click on the Read More link.  If you don’t see any dates for the workshop that you want to book, please email info@bfgwy.org.uk or send an enquiry via Contact Us to let us know which one you’re interested in.

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