Business Growth Support

Is your business taking full advantage of our support?

 

“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, Flour Water Salt

We work with businesses to develop a growth plan and identify the right type of business support available. Your dedicated Business Growth Manager can conduct a bespoke diagnostic covering:

  • Business Strategy and Financial Planning
  • HR, Employment and Skills
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Operations
  • Innovation and Product/Service Development
  • Digital and Broadband
  • Environmental

We can identify and prioritise the most effective sources of support for you, whether directly or by working with strategic partners or specialist providers. We work with each business on an individual basis to develop an effective growth plan.
Examples of support we offer include:

  • A single point of access to qualified and impartial advice
  • Support with business planning
  • Sourcing the right commercial property and development land
  • Getting investment ready and securing business finance
  • Developing an effective and skilled workforce
  • Assistance with regulatory requirements
  • Specialist help for rural businesses including rural grant funding and planning guidance
  • Help to develop new products or services and protecting your intellectual property
  • Training and funding to help you make the best use of digital technology and broadband

We understand that all businesses are different and we’ll help you put together a bespoke package of support and ongoing help as your business develops.

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Learn more about our our additional specialist business support services below:

Site Masterplanning

We can support you to successfully assess the development potential of your site balanced with your business needs, engage with local stakeholders and navigate the often complex planning process. We can work with you to understand your future needs and how to achieve your business ambitions.

Digital Connectivity

We can support you to successfully embed digital into everything that you do, exploring funding opportunities and technology options available to you to enhance your future growth potential. We can help you to secure the best connectivity, innovate your products or processes, and use digital marketing to connect with your customers. See also our ADAPT Programme to help you maximise digitisation in manufacturing and marketing.

Marketing your Products or Services

We can help you step back and look objectively at your business in order to integrate an effective marketing plan to achieve your objectives. We can support you to identify marketing opportunities and areas of weakness so that you can developed a focussed approach to marketing that is cost-effective and bespoke to your needs.

Project Management

Our experienced and trusted project management service, delivered to the highest standard is available where and when you really need it. We have access to experienced project, programme, and portfolio managers – experienced in a range of accreditations including Agile, Prince2, MSP, and PMP – who can balance cost and value, risk and benefit to deliver the optimum solution for you.

Tendering & Writing Bids

We can help you to succeed in writing tenders and bids that will help you unlock new business opportunities. Our experienced team has a vast knowledge of public and private sector tendering processes and techniques, developed over decades of working in the these sectors. We have a proven track record of success.

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