faithYorkshire’s Faith PR has been appointed to support the work of an organisation which aims to boost enterprise across West Yorkshire.

PR, communications and marketing agency will work with the West Yorkshire Enterprise Agency to promote their work supporting businesses across the county, including those who are starting up with the support of the New Enterprise Allowance (NEA).

Stefanie Hopkins, owner and director of Faith PR who has also been named as one of Yorkshire Business Insider’s 42 under 42 this year, said she was delighted with the contract which had a personal resonance with her:

“Having set up Faith PR, I know the challenges faced by those starting a business and understand the struggles involved. This will help us communicate the hard work by both those jobseekers starting up in business and the mentors who support them.

“We look forward to helping the Enterprise Agency raise awareness of their work and their MYMentor network in the coming months.”

The agency is the enterprise arm of the Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce which has been supporting local businesses for over 25 years. It works to deliver the NEA throughout Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield with those placed on the scheme by Jobcentre Plus.

Faith PR will promote this work, highlighting case studies of those who have started companies through the process and developing the organisation’s online and social media presence. They will also organise events to showcase their work.

As part of the NEA, jobseekers receive mentoring with an experienced business person to help them through the process. Faith PR will also work with the Enterprise Agency team to communicate with existing mentors and aim to help the recruitment of more to the MYMentor network.

Head of operations at the West Yorkshire Enterprise Agency, Andrew Choi, added:

“We are proud of the work of the West Yorkshire Enterprise Agency supporting businesses across the county, particularly those starting their enterprise journey by beginning their new companies.”