Mary, Mary quite contrary how does your business grow?

Not quite with silver bells and cockle shells we suspect, but rather with a great deal of hard work and determination.

You’ve already built a thriving, successful company and you’re ready for your next big phase of growth. But do you know how to get there?

As a business with the potential to grow, you have access to a wealth of knowledge and experience with the help of the government backed scheme under the Business Growth Service. Known more commonly as Growth Accelerator, the scheme provides advice and support in taking your business forward from qualified professional advisors such as myself, who will sit with you to review your business, look at the potential areas for growth and identify the barriers to achieving that growth, as well as providing practical solutions to overcoming those barriers, and to define and implement an effective strategy for growth in the future.

How is Growth Accelerator different from other business advisory services?

Growth Accelerator is targeted towards businesses which are already growing but whose owners want and need sound professional advice to take their business to the next growth level.

It’s a commitment between qualified, professional advisors and business owners to review and develop priorities for growth together and provide the necessary support, practical advice and targets, tailored specifically for you to get your business to where you want it to be.

As the scheme is backed by the government, that support is partially funded.

Is it for me?

To qualify for Growth Accelerator initially your business must:

·         Be registered in the UK & based in England

·         Have less than 250 employees

·         Generate less than £40m in turnover per year

The service typically identifies a number of attributes to help you along your journey including:

·         Differentiating from the competition

·         Bringing scale to your business

·         Retaining and developing customers

·         Leveraging working capital

·         Accessing finance for expansion

·         Creating a more efficient business operation

·         Retaining and developing customers

·         Creating a pipeline of new products and services

·         Find and winning grants for innovation

·         Understanding, protecting and exploiting your IP

·         Embedding a culture of innovation

·         Building a high performance team

Additionally of course you gain the experience of somebody who has actually grown and sold their own company and fully understands the ‘trials and tribulations’ that are encountered along the way.

If you are ready to grow, would like help in identifying how best to achieve that growth, and have the potential and determination to get there then let’s get started!

How is Growth Accelerator funded?

The investment in Growth Accelerator is dependent on the number of employees in your business and costs start from £600 rising to £3000 (plus a flat rate £700 VAT payable by all businesses).

You’ll also have exclusive access of up to £2,000 matched funding for senior managers to hone their leadership and management skills.

Manufacturers can also gain an additional £3000 of match funding through the Manufacturing Advisory Service.

How do I start?

If you are interested in taking advantage of the funding to enter into the Growth Accelerator program, please contact me to find out more, and arrange a FREE introductory meeting to discuss the options available to you.

 

 

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