If you’re looking to grow your business, Boost Business Lancashire has a range of funded support programmes that can help.
Boost Business Lancashire is the county’s £7.2m Business Growth Hub, which has been developed by the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and Lancashire County Council and is backed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). It aims to grow the county’s economy by £20m, create at least 1,200 new jobs and safeguard 700 more by 2015.
How your business can benefit
Boost offers a range of services for growth-hungry Lancashire businesses. Many of these are 100% funded so are available free of charge to eligible businesses. The support available for businesses includes:
- Growth Mentoring; finance, human resource management, marketing and innovation will all provide challenges that any growing business must overcome.
- Lancashire Forum; a business masterclass series run by Lancaster University that offers inspiration from leading business speakers.
- Lancashire LEAP; A series of boot camp sessions for new start businesses to equip them with the range of skills required to run a business, plus mentoring support, and advice on accessing finance.
- Lancashire Skills Support funds accredited workplace courses and training for businesses and their employees.
- UCLan’s Innovation Clinic; offers support in engineering, innovation and business development to companies with high growth potential who want to strategically grow into new markets.
- Growth Sectors Support; consultancy from experienced business advisors; introductions to other support providers and partial financial support to help businesses deliver IT projects, develop new products, achieve quality standards and put together financial/marketing plans.
- Growth Grants support capital investment projects that will stimulate growth, leverage additional investment from other sources and create jobs.
- Business Growth Service provides expert, tailored and on-going support to businesses in England with the potential to improve and grow.
- Access to Finance; works with business owners needing funding to deliver their growth aspirations. Whether you need help producing a business plan, advice on the right type of investment or introduction to potential funders.
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How to get involved
Businesses looking to sign up to the programme can do so by visiting the website www.boostbusinesslancashire.co.uk or calling 0800 488 0057 *
* Boost Business Lancashire is funded by the European Regional Development Fund and restrictions apply. To see if your business is eligible and qualifies for support from the Boost programme, please call us on 0800 488 0057