Business Support Programmes

We help drive growth


We are is here to help you deliver your Local Industrial Strategy. We’ll provide you with bespoke support to help raise skills, secure investment and help businesses innovate; ultimately, to drive growth and increase productivity.

We deliver a range of economic development and skills services from strategy development all the way through to project evaluation and lessons learnt. As a local authority owned company, our blend of experience, insight, political awareness and commercial acumen gives us unique understanding of the challenges and opportunities the public sector faces.

Our talented team have a passion for helping businesses grow and innovate. We can provide a range of services that can be tailored to your specific requirements including:

  • Digital infrastructure – managing broadband roll-out programmes and business support
  • Energy infrastructure – expertise in developing low-carbon, geothermal and heat networks
  • Funding applications – across a wide range of areas including digital, business support, skills development and energy
  • High Growth SME programmes – identifying and supporting the fastest growing SMEs to create jobs
  • Inward investment – providing a comprehensive package of support to drive investment
  • Relationship management with large corporates – ensuring your largest companies have access to a dedicated account manager

Featured case study


Business Case Study: Flour Water Salt


“The Skills & Growth Company provided help with planning and finance combined with practical support to ensure I had the knowledge and tools to make sure the business was investment ready,  which meant I could turn our plans into reality.” Paul Robinshaw, Founder.

The Skills & Growth Company have supported the business with their growth plans by providing impartial advice through our Access2Finance service, to secure appropriate asset finance and by helping navigate through the council’s planning process. More

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