Growth Hub puts businesses on track for success with #EvolvingEnterprise
Enterprising businesses across Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire looking to stabilise and plot a growth curve in 2021 could be eligible for a unique package of services, to help fuel their ambition and recovery.
The new #EvolvingEnterprise initiative from Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Growth Hub brings together unparalleled levels of fully funded support for eligible SMEs – delivering up to 12 hours of business expertise, which can be tailored to meet their exact needs.
Bespoke, specialist support in areas including funding and finance, HR, marketing, international trade, recovery and growth is all provided, with a further 120 referral partners across the country able to support the most specific requests from businesses.
The fully funded, three-stage process starts for all businesses across Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire with an initial triage session, via Growth Hub’s Business Helpline.
This is followed by a one-to-one diagnostic with an experienced business advisor, to establish the specific needs for their company to grow.
From there, eligible businesses can then go onto access a package of specialist support, tapping into the depth of knowledge and advice from Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Growth Hub, to help power their ambitious growth plans.
Nicola Kent, Business and Enterprise Support Manager at the Growth Hub said: “We’ve brought together all the elements we believe can empower businesses across Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire with #EvolvingEnterprise.
“It provides a springboard to expert support, which is geared up and packaged to meet the exact needs of individual businesses.
“As we move forward in 2021, the ability for local SMEs to benefit from the extra vision, insight and even emotional support to face the challenges ahead will be invaluable.
“We also recognise that business leaders are busy and, particularly in these times, want to receive meaningful direction and advice through a streamlined process.
“As a result, #EvolvingEnterprise has been developed to connect them with the right experts in a quick and responsive way, from one port of call.”
The Growth Hub acts as a focal point for businesses in the Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Local Enterprise Partnership area, driving strong, sustainable business growth and offering co-ordinated programmes, networks and groups alongside signposting to specialist information, advice and services.
More information on #EvolvingEnterprise, and other Growth Hub services, can be found at www.stokestaffsgrowthhub.co.uk or by calling the local Business Helpline Advisor on 0300 111 8002.
Nicola Kent added: “We’d strongly urge businesses to get in touch and find out how we can support them.
“We are fully equipped and dedicated to help them succeed in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire and make the transition to growth, so they in turn can support the local economy, and protect and create jobs.”