Participate Enterprise Support is available to people in Manningham, Toller, Bingley, and Shipley and Keighley who have business ideas or who have just started a new business.

Whether you want to explore a new business idea or grow a new-start business, we can help!

We offer:

Free Enterprise Coaching

To help you develop your business

Free Business Diagnostics

To identify key areas where you may need support

Free Business Workshops

To develop your business skills

Local
Hubs

A shared workspace to connect with other entrepreneurs

You can book a FREE one-to-one session by contacting one of the team. In the session you will discuss your ideas and find out what support is available. Your session will be tailored to suit your needs and our Coaches can provide useful information about business planning, book keeping, social media and much more.

Waj
WajMade in Manningham
Waj is part of the ‘Made in’ team. He provides a positive and enthusiastic approach to enterprise coaching. He works with local entrepreneurs to inspire them to fulfil their community business goals in Manningham and the Keighley CLLD area
Zakeria
ZakeriaToller
Zakeria is our Enterprise Coach; she is the main point of contact for people in Manningham and Toller who are interested in setting up a business or becoming self employed.
Katherine
KatherineBingley
Katherine leads the Made in Manningham programme – which inspires local people to start their own community businesses. Katherine is passionate about supporting local people and helping their ideas grow; she offers enterprise coaching to groups.
Martyn
MartynShipley
Martyn is our Enterprise Coach; he is the main point of contact for people in Shipley and Bingley who are interested in setting up a business or becoming self employed.
Jon
JonKeighley
Jon manages the Made in Keighley Hub – a shop in the Airedale Shopping Centre where individuals and businesses can access hot-desking space, mentoring, coaching and workshops to establish and grow their business ideas. Jon is also responsible for our ‘heat map’ – a simple tool that provides a business with a diagnostic on their capacity and capability.

‘Working on projects with Participate is such a joy! We love seeing the positive impact on our local community, and we see the benefits of taking part in a team challenge when we get back to the office. But most of all, we have fun!’

‘Participate have provided us with opportunities for team volunteering and individual volunteering and almost 200 colleagues have been involved. Together we have created community allotments, built sensory school gardens, painted community buildings, wrapped Christmas presents for under privileged children and delivered workshops to aspiring social entrepreneurs. Working with Participate enables Morrisons to make a valuable contribution to the community around our head office’.

‘It was an emotional moment when I stepped into the back garden – a bit like these TV make over programmes!’

‘Social Venture Partnership has provided opportunities for community and employee engagement across the business. Our colleagues have been involved in mentoring, skilled volunteering and team challenge activity to help kick start the new ventures. This is a great example of where businesses can leverage their peoples expertise across a wide range of skills to support the growth of some great ideas. We’re proud to be part of this fantastic initiative’