Business Update – July 2022

 

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Hello and welcome to the July Worcestershire Growth Hub Newsletter. I can’t believe it’s July already, hopefully, you’ve been able to enjoy some of this wonderful sunshine!

There might be some turbulence in the political world at the moment, but I’d like to reassure you that here in Worcestershire the Growth Hub is ready to support you and your businesses. We have a few key updates for you this month including opportunities to access free support and grant funding.

The first big update I’d like to share is around the fact that we have opened expressions of interest for the next wave if our Professional Advisor programme. This programme enables businesses to receive FREE specialist advice from some of our professional business advisors in a unique1-to-11 format. This support comes across a range of business areas, including; Vat and Tax advice, marketing strategy, sustainability and green energy, accessing technology and much more. If you’d like to access this free support, please visit our website on screen now, we do have a lot of interest in this programme so encourage businesses to register their interest as soon as possible.

There is now also less than 2 days left to enter the Worcestershire Apprenticeships Awards. Employers, if you employ apprentices, you could be in with a chance of receiving a prestigious award for your efforts. I do hope as many businesses as possible can enter these awards and all the details can be found online via the website link on the screen.

You may have heard me talk about our technology accelerator programme, BetaDen, well applications are open for the cohort 6 programme. You could access a package of support worth over £50K and help bring your technology business solution to life via this programme. The deadline to apply is approaching so please find out more on their website or speak to our team.

Finally, working closely with the Worcestershire County Council we have some updates for early-stage businesses and start-ups. The Enterprising Worcestershire programme has spaces remaining on their High Growth Activate programme, this is designed to help businesses who have an ambition to grow quickly. Secondly, they have a new wave of business grants available to help early-stage businesses, these grants can be worth up to £30K and can be spent on new equipment, machinery updates, website creation and much more. Again, to find out more about these programmes, please contact our team.

Plenty of updates for this month and you can find out even more about the support on offer through the newsletter. As always, if you have any business support needs, no matter how big or small your business is, please speak to the Growth Hub team as we are here to help you.

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