NEW businesses from West Yorkshire are being offered support from the University of Bradford.

The Young Business Pathway offers specialist advice, one-to-one support, action learning and workshops to ambitious young businesses.

Places on the pathway are free for young, new, and yet to start-up firms through AD:VENTURE, a European Regional Development Fund funded £12.3 million programme for businesses with a strong potential for growth.

Professor Zahir Iran, Dean of the faculty of management and law at Bradford, said: “This is an exciting and highly practical package of support, designed to upskill young firms in aspects of business essential for growth.”

“We welcome applications from pre-starts, sole traders, partnerships and businesses with less than three years trading experience.”

The programme starts on April 18, and to register email Suzanne Emmett on