Business support

Wherever you are in your business journey and regardless of the sector that you operate in, we can provide free business support aimed at helping you to succeed.

What stage is your business at?

Starting

Starting

Embarking on a new business venture is full of rewards but invariably it also comes with risks. It is important to evaluate yourself and what you want from your business, as well as do you research and develop a plan. To help you do this, we provide a range of resources, tools and guides designed to get you underway and save you time. We can also answer some of the common questions that you may have, and signpost you to that additional support and training that might be available to move your business forward.

Start your business

Growing
Growing

Growing

Looking to grow your business is an exciting stage in your business journey. You have built a good customer base and they are receiving your service or product well. However, it can also be intimidating and, similar to starting out, it is important to evaluate, plan and set goals. We can provide support and tools to help you analyse every aspect of your growth plans, as well as provide practical advice about the steps that you can take. Our expert Growth Managers can also work with you on a one to one basis to steer you in the right direction.

Grow your business

Scaling

Scaling

Now that you’ve hit that stage where you can sustain the growth in your business without feeling the impact in other areas, you may be looking at ways to accelerate this further. For example, this may be through investing in new premises and systems or by looking to new markets. Businesses that are scaling up are important to our local economy by driving innovation, nurturing skills and creating new opportunities. Whether you are located here or looking to move to our region, our expert team can provide personalised help.

Scale your business

Need help with a specific area of your business?

We can provide support across every part of your business including:

EU Exit
Finance
Sales & Marketing
People & Skills

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“There’s so many different organisations and it can be unclear where to go to first. The Growth Hub has really helped
by acting as a first point of contact and providing guidance that is accurate and relevant.”

Phil Dunseath, Owner, Myroo

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HR Support for Small Businesses

From recruitment to payroll to offboarding – there are several key responsibilities of a human resources department that keep a business running smoothly. Of course, many small businesses don’t have the capacity for an HR department and HR duties are often done by directors, managers, and administrators within the business. An HR department essentially manages

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