Many businesses have relocated, expanded or set up new operations in the Leeds City Region with help from Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership. And our expertise helping businesses like Plusnet, Made TV, Sanef and KPMG move rapidly from investigation to firmly established growth has been captured in our unique Leeds City Region soft-landing package.
A soft-landing for business
Our step-by-step soft-landing package guides businesses through important startup activities like access to sites and premises, customers and suppliers, as well as making the most of our culture and the quality of life that is unique to the Leeds City Region. It is designed to harness competitive edge from day one of arrival, whether that's a full-scale business relocation to the Leeds City Region, expansion of existing operations or a small-scale trial to test the economic environment here.
We offer fact-finding visits, presentations and business orientation tours, which are especially useful for staff and their families relocating to the UK from overseas and itineries can cover schools, housing and leisure.
At Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership we have access to extensive networks of property developers and agents so it’s easier to find potential sites across the Leeds City Region in one swift process.
We also offer free commercial property searches for office, industrial and retail premises. Once we’ve found suitable options, we also help evaluate them with our site assessment and selection service. Depending on a business’ unique criteria we analyse options based on factors like connectivity, value and talent.
"Leeds City Region has the people, the know-how and ideas to help your businesses to get ahead. As a result this region is playing a powerful part in the securing the UK’s recovery. Across Yorkshire, growth is rising and unemployment is falling."
The Rt Hon. Nick Clegg MP
Flexible office space
One feature businesses find most useful is the lease-free office space included in our soft-landing package. We have partners who set up communication, desks and conference space to hold meetings - everything essential for organising a flawless migration or expansion into the Leeds City Region.
Examples of the flexible space already on offer in our region include:
- The Office Group at One Aire Street in Leeds: The first branch to open outside London, connected to Leeds train station with flexible office space for two to 200 people. One Aire Street offers co-working space, meeting rooms, fully stocked kitchens and break-out areas, and a roof terrace with 360 degree views of the city.
- Bruntwood: Serviced office providers in Leeds with one free desk per company for 12 months (subject to terms and conditions). Bruntwood’s high-specification serviced offices in Leeds have become a popular choice for businesses looking for a base within the city as they offer minimal fuss and complete flexibility within a central location, with a minimum stay of one month. Companies will have the opportunity to expand their office space as their business grows.
- Regus: Flexible office providers in Leeds who offer co-working space, hot-desking facilities, business lounges and meeting rooms, providing an effective and efficient workplace to suit all sizes of business. Regus have over 2,000 locations in 100 countries worldwide, Business World customers have access to Business Lounges and other facilitates wherever they are in the world.
- 2 Bond Court: This office building provides the facilities, access arrangements and comfort of a large modern office building in an office designed for smaller space occupiers. 2 Bond Court has recently been remodelled and refurbished and fronts a popular area of pedestrianized public open space in the heart of Leeds City Centre. The floor plates can accommodate five size variations between 1,000 sq ft – 2,460 sq ft.
A single point of contact
All communication goes through a dedicated account manager at Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership: one capable person who understands how unique each business is and stays up-to-date on the progress of each particular project.
Also backing every investment project is a capable business support team assembled for their strengths in a particular sector or knowledge of a specific region, so each project benefits from their relevant insight and advice.
Contact us now to discuss our soft-landing packages for business.