This is a funded program from the Department of Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) which provides expert business coaching, leadership & management training and IP audit grants to qualifying companies.
Why? Well the government recognizes that helping ambitious businesses achieve rapid and sustainable growth builds wealth throughout the community, which also has a positive effect on UK plc. So BIS is funding up to £10K worth of business support for 26,000 fast growing companies in England.
Not all companies will qualify for support. You will need to be ambitious in your growth plans; doubling turnover in 3 years, be an SME based in England, but most importantly want to access, and respond to tailored, expert advice. As a registered and approved Growth Coach for the Growth Accelerator Program / Business Growth Service I deliver the program to businesses in Kent. However this project is now on hold and here is the statement from Dept BIS.
“As part of the November 2015 Spending Review settlement, the government has decided to wind down the national delivery of the Business Growth Service.
The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) yesterday issued a formal instruction to providers of the Business Growth Service:
• not to enter into any further contractual commitments with customers after 23:59 Monday 30 November;
• that all contractual commitments should be honoured, as long as all support and related activity is completed by 31 March 2016.”
Please contact me if you have any questions regarding this project.