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BUILDING work has begun on a new enterprise centre which will help budding entrepreneurs get the help they need.

The £1.6 million project in Middleton will offer office and meeting room facilities and advisory support.

The Tenants Hall Enterprise Centre is scheduled to open in September.

The centre is being funded by Sharing the Success, the Leeds Local Enterprise Growth Initiative, and the European Union European Regional Development Fund. The building will be owned by Leeds City Council and managed by Health for All.

Neill Fishman, senior business development officer at Sharing the Success, said: “We hope that this centre builds on the success of our other enterprise centres located in some of the most deprived areas of Leeds which have been integral to stimulating business growth and enterprise.

Middleton has suffered over the last few years with a rising unemployment rate, but we hope that by offering local business support and advice on the doorstep of the local community, we will ignite the entrepreneurial spirit in those who may consider being their own boss.”

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