Innovating for Growth: Scale-ups

Apply here by 16 March 

Introductory workshop will be on Monday 3 April

Are you a small business owner with big ambitions but are not sure how to take the next steps? Apply for our three-month small business support programme to receive over £10,000 worth of specialist advice. We’ll help you take your business to the next level.

Create the best future for your business

You might be looking to grow into a new market, launch a new product or implement a new process. Not sure how? Through one-to-one sessions and workshops we’ll work together to help you fulfil your growth potential. 

If you’re a successful applicant you will get tailored advice on: 

  • Developing a growth strategy 
  • Refining your business model 
  • Product and service innovation 
  • Creating a marketing strategy 
  • Building your brand 
  • Maximising your intellectual property 
  • Business and market intelligence 

You will also get automatic membership of our ‘Growth Club’ where you will have the opportunity to network with your peers and keep in touch with your Relationship Manager.   

We’ve helped other businesses like you 

We’ve supported over 250 businesses in the past four years to scale-up: 70% of them have increased their turnover or taken on extra staff after just one year of completing the programme. 

Sara Orecchia, founder of health brand UnBEElievable, secured contracts with high street stores Tesco and Holland & Barrett. Hear her story

Find out more about the programme

Read about eligibility and how to apply here.

Start-up support programme 

If you're a start-up and want to know the essentials for running your small business read about our start-up support programme here.  


This programme is fully-funded by the European Regional Development Fund and the British Library.

The programme gave me the tools and information I needed to get serious about growing my business

David Showell , Zooey

I found it very motivational, instructive and extremely useful to attend – it was very specific for my business

Terry Morgan, Debaere

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