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GDPR and Cyber Security – Breakfast Event

 

4 December 2017 at The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa, Bolton Abbey, BD23 6AJ

 

Information security continues to be a hot topic of discussion for businesses including the almost daily reports of data breaches.

Many small business owners will have pencilled in 25 May 2018 as the date when the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force.  But it is also likely they will all have the same question:  What does GDPR mean for my business and me?

This free breakfast event organised through the Digital Catapult Centre Yorkshire will cover:

 

  • GDPR – an overview and how the regulation will impact businesses
  • Threats and solutions, in particular cyber threats associated with becoming increasingly internet enabled through IoT devices
  • Risks across supply chain
  • Cybercrime and financial impact
  • Threats and impact on critical business processes.

 

The event on Monday, 4 December 2017, from 08:00 to 10:00, at The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa, Bolton Abbey, BD23 6AJ, will have speakers covering all things GDPR and the basics around cyber security.  Speakers will include:

Emma Roe – Partner and Head of Commercial and Intellectual Property at Shulmans Solicitors.
Emma’s areas of expertise include:  manufacturing and supply agreements, data protection and processing arrangements and intellectual property licensing and information technology matters.
Martin Law – Founder of AgilityIS< a cyber security solutions provider with many years industry experience.

 

Martin is a seasoned security professional with over 25 years security expertise, providing consultancy services to a broad spectrum of clients across all industry sectors.  Martin is also a proactive member of Yorkshire Cyber Security Cluster.
At the end of the event, you will receive a resource pack, highlighting sources of guidance and advice on topics covered in the session.

There will also be an opportunity at the end to ask the speakers questions and network with attendees.

For further information and to reserve a place, please visit
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/gdpr-and-cyber-security-breakfast-event-tickets-39288087728

 

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FREE Business Workshop – How to generate more business

 

Wednesday, 25 October 2017, from 09:30 to 12:30, 1 Belle Vue Square, Broughton Road, Skipton, BD23 1FY

 

This FREE short workshop is designed to help you identify and analyse your customer groups, and develop unique propositions to encourage more customers to pick your product or service over your competitors.

 

The workshop is aimed at new businesses which have been trading for less than three years; and will provide you with a view of how your business can generate more growth; help you to focus on any problems, solutions and competitive advantages that will enable you to successfully grow your business.

 

For further information and to reserve a place, please visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/business-workshop-planning-for-growth-tickets-37484263441?aff=es2; contact the Ad:Venture Team on 0845 524 0210; or e-mail support@ad-venture.org.uk to register your interest.

(The workshop is part of the Ad:Venture programme; delivering ERDF funded growth support to existing businesses in their first 3 years of trading and for people planning to start a business within the Leeds City Region – www.ad-venture.org.uk)

 

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FREE Pop Up Business Café in Steeton

You may be interested to know that the Leeds Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), in conjunction with Craven District Council and Bradford Council, are holding a FREE Pop Up Business Café.

The Airedale Pop Up is taking place at Steeton Hall, Steeton, from 9am -12pm and will have local experts waiting to give practical answers to your questions on a range of business topics.  Totally informal, non-sales, turn up when you like, leave when you like, come back again when you feel like it.  It’s a cafe, not a conference.

So, come along and chat with an expert at our informal drop in sessions throughout the morning, for genuinely free business advice.  Ask questions of people who know about:

  1. Accountancy and tax
    2.             Funding
    3.             Marketing/Website Design
    4.             Digital/Social Media
    5.             Skills and Apprenticeships
    6.             Starting up
    7.             Growing your business
    8.             New Markets
    9.             Innovation

Just so you know, if the event is busy, we will operate a booking system to give you 20 minutes with an expert.  When you arrive, please let us know who you would like to talk to, and think about the questions you really want answers to so you can make the most of your time.

To reserve a place please visit:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/popup-business-advice-cafe-airedale-tickets-35534517699?aff=es2

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2017 LEADER Calls now Open

Yorkshire Dales LEADER Open for Funding Applications

The Yorkshire Dales LEADER Programme is seeking applications from new and existing businesses based in the Craven District who require funding for activities including the purchase of equipment, diversification of products and services or construction of buildings. With grants available from £5,000 up to £150,000 projects must align with one of the six LEADER priorities of business growth, tourism, culture, rural services, forestry or farming.

The Programme is currently accepting applications from projects that require funding from April 2017 onwards and will create jobs, develop rural businesses or support the rural economy. Applications for funding will be considered in the order they are received with the final opportunity to submit an outline bid likely to be summer 2017.

Details of each funding priority can be found below. Full details on the Yorkshire Dales LEADER Programme, including contact details for the LEADER Co-ordinator: Rima Berry, are available on the website www.yorkshiredalesleader.co.uk

Micro or Small Enterprise and Farm Diversification Capital Grant Scheme

The purpose of this grant is to:

  • Establish a new rural business;
  • Grow or expand an existing rural micro or small business;
  • Invest in complementary activity that enables the agricultural sector to increase sustainability.

Although open to all businesses, applications from the food & drink, digital or construction sectors would be especially welcome.

Further information on this call is available at www.yorkshiredalesleader.co.uk/apply

Tourism, Heritage and Culture Capital Grant Scheme

The purpose of this grant is to:

  • Improve the quality of the tourism “offer” by creating new experiences and / or enhancing existing tourism facilities;
  • To grow a sustainable rural economy by developing diverse economic growth and creating sustainable communities, capitalising on the areas’ internationally recognised distinctive environment, landscape, culture and heritage;
  • Combine accommodation and activity experiences which result in visitors staying longer in the area;
  • Increase visitor spend;
  • Support the identity of the area covered by the Yorkshire Dales LEADER Local Development Strategy.

Further information on this call is available at: www.yorkshiredalesleader.co.uk/apply

Sustain and Enhance Rural Services Capital Grant Scheme

The purpose of this grant is to:

  • Invest in innovative community-led, and voluntary sector service delivery initiatives;
  • Build community involvement, capacity and leadership;
  • Support community and social enterprise start up and development;
  • Develop investment areas for natural environment work that benefit the community and economy.

Further information on this call is available at: www.yorkshiredalesleader.co.uk/apply

Dales Farm Capital Grant Scheme

The purpose of this grant is to:

  • Develop the resilience, profitability and sustainability of farming businesses through the collaboration, added value local products, new technology and research;
  • Support innovative, entrepreneurial activity and diversification in order to improve quality and profitability;
  • Support the development of small scale bio / renewable energy generating capacity.

Further information on this call is available at: www.yorkshiredalesleader.co.uk/apply

Forestry Capital Grant Scheme

The purpose of this grant is to:

  • Develop the resilience, profitability and sustainability of forestry businesses and processing supply chain through business collaboration and added value local product;
  • Introduce new technology, goods, processes and timber services;
  • Create new jobs and employment opportunities in forestry and timber processing in the rural Yorkshire Dales LEADER area;
  • Generate energy from locally sourced timber;
  • Address long-term market failure in the local forest supply chain;
  • Bring local woodlands into management and enhance their natural value.

Further information on this call is available at: www.yorkshiredalesleader.co.uk/apply

 

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Further Grant Opportunities

We have now re-opened our LEADER programme for application. In addition to the Forestry and Farm grants we are pleased to open up our calls for Micro, Small Enterprise & Farm Diversification, Tourism, Heritage & Culture and Sustaining and Enhancing Rural Services grants. We will also be holding workshops to help completion of applicationsYou can see our current calls are on the website and applications forms can be downloaded from the download library.

Micro, Small Enterprise and Farm Diversification Capital Grant

Grants to support the growth of a sustainable rural economy

  • Develop a vibrant, dynamic and diverse rural economy
  • Support local people to develop a culture of enterprise building upon natural and heritage opportunities
  • Maximise participation of local people and businesses in the growth of rural economy including new employment, entrepreneurship and enhanced employability skills for local young people

Now open

Deadline for submission – Applications will be considered in the order they are received

Min/ Max – £5,000/ £150,000 (40% of eligible costs)leader-banner-1

Yorkshire Dales Tourism, Heritage and Culture Capital Grant

Grants to support investments in the tourism, heritage and culture sector

  • Develop recreational and tourism enterprises building on the areas culture heritage and environmental heritage
  • Invest in projects that support sustainability of business, the environment and communities
  • Support collaboration to improve the quality of the tourism sector

Now Open

Deadline for submission – Applications will be considered in the order they are received

Min/ Max – £5,000/ £100,000 (40% – 80% of eligible costs)

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Sustain and Enhance Rural Services Grant

Grants to support investments in Rural Services

  • Build on existing skills and confidence to create sustainable, vibrant and living communities, sharing expertise and experience
  • Sustain and support local rural services
  • Encourage economic growth, employment and community well-being by improving access to rural services, business hubs, skills and training through innovative and collaborative community projects and partnerships

Now Open

Deadline for submission – Applications will be considered in the order they are received

Min/ Max – £5,000/ £100,000 (40% – 80% of eligible costs)

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If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us:

Call – 015242 51002

Email – Rima.berry@ydmt.org

 

 

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Grants now available…

We have now re-opened our LEADER programme for application. We will also be holding workshops to help completion of applications, we shall notify you once dates and venues have been confirmed.

You can see our current calls are on the website and applications forms can be downloaded from the download library.

Forestry Capital Grant Scheme

Grants to support investments in the bioenergy supply chains

  • Introduce new technology, goods, processes and timber services
  • Create new jobs and employment opportunities in forestry and timber processing
  • Generate energy from locally sourced timber
  • Address market failure in the local forest supply chain
  • Bring local woodlands into management
  • Strengthen the forestry and timber processing supply chain

Grant opens – Thursday 17th November 2016

Deadline for submission – Monday 12th June 2017

Min/ Max – £2,500/ £75,000 (40% of eligible costs)

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Dales Farm Capital Grant Scheme

Grants to support investments in farming

  • Improve the performance and sustainability of an agricultural holding
  • Support animal health and welfare improvements
  • Support the processing, marketing and/ or development of agricultural products

 

Grant opens – Thursday 17th November 2016

Deadline for submission – Monday 12th June 2017

Min/ Max – £2,500/ £75,000 (40% of eligible costs)

 

Leader banner 3If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us:

Call – 015242 51002

Email – Rima.berry@ydmt.org

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