It’s official: we’re backing Boost Business Lancashire, which means we’re better placed than ever to help you grow!
Founded in 2013, Boost is Lancashire’s £7.8m Growth Hub backed by the ERDF, led by the Lancashire LEP (Local Enterprise Partnership) and Lancashire County Council.
The role of Boost is to help growth-hungry Lancashire businesses realise their potential by providing simple access to a range of leading-edge funded programmes, delivered by specialists with a track record of growing established companies and innovative start-up businesses.
Remsol is one of many business support providers backing Boost and encouraging businesses to use the service, find us here.
Business support programmes being delivered as part of the Boost service include:
Growth Support Programme – specialist masterclasses and ongoing coaching for high-growth start-ups and businesses trading for less than three years.
Growth Mentoring – support from an experienced business person who will help you tackle the challenges that you are facing in growing your business.
Growth Vouchers – financial support of c. £2,500 to help Lancashire businesses access specialist private sector support to accelerate their growth.
Propel 2 Grow – working with business owners and managers to identify their growth barriers (in areas like people management, sales and marketing, operations, productivity and creativity) and delivering specialist support to overcome these.
Lancashire Forum – a peer networking and business masterclass programme helping develop Lancashire’s business leaders.
UCLan Innovation Clinic – supporting Lancashire businesses to innovate and grow through the development of new to firm and new to market products.
Access to Finance – helping ambitious Lancashire businesses to identify and raise suitable growth finance from a range of sources.
TrED Skills Support – funded accredited training to help boost the skills of the Lancashire workforce, enabling businesses to grow and improve productivity.
Boost also helps businesses access sector-specific support, private sector business services like ours at Remsol, as well as other nationally funded programmes, where relevant. Additional funded business support programmes for Lancashire firms will be added to Boost’s support directory.
Between July 2013 and July 2015, Boost provided growth advice and support to over 2,400 Lancashire businesses, with many benefiting from tailored programmes of consultancy, grants or mentoring to support their growth. Boost has so far helped to create over 1,200 jobs and new economic activity valued in excess of £50m.
In November 2015, Boost secured £7.8m of new funding to run for a further three years from January 2016. The service is aiming to support a further 4,118 businesses in the county, creating 2,891 jobs and helping to establish 699 new businesses.
Find out more
More information on Boost Business Lancashire is available from www.boostbusinesslancashire.co.uk. To start your growth conversation, call Boost on 0800 488 0057.
Of course, you can also start your growth conversation with us directly, [email protected]! We can help you get serious about sustainability and CSR in order to accelerate your growth. When you engage with us, we’ll also signpost you to the funded support on offer from Boost as well as the help available from other Boost & Co partners if you’re in Lancashire.
We also plan to host a series of informative events with Boost, look out for details.
Eligibility criteria apply, visit www.boostbusinesslancashire.co.uk for more information.
Boost Business Lancashire has received £3.8m of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Department for Communities and Local Government is the Managing Authority for ERDF. Established by the European Union ERDF funds help local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations. For more information visit https://www.gov.uk/european-growth-funding.