Boost is Lancashire’s Business Growth Hub, one of 37 Growth Hubs in the UK. Boost is led by Lancashire County Council and has supported over 14,000 businesses, helped create over 3,500 jobs while adding over £100m to the economy since 2013.
As a Growth Hub, we are on a mission; to help Lancashire businesses thrive.
Our support helps ambitious Lancashire businesses start, grow and scale, realising their growth potential, creating jobs and boosting the economy.
We do this by:
Through the Growth Hub, businesses and their leaders get access to the following support:
Our Growth Hub services and programmes are available to individuals thinking about starting a business, and trading businesses with an ambition to grow and create a thriving business.
The Business Support Helpdesk is available to all businesses across Lancashire.
The Business Advice Service, Flying Start, Growth Catalyst, Scale to Thrive and Access to Finance programmes are available to businesses within the following partner local authority areas: Blackburn with Darwen Council, Burnley Council, Chorley Council, Fylde Council, Hyndburn Borough Council, Pendle Borough Council, Preston City Council, South Ribble Borough Council, West Lancashire Borough Council and Wyre Council.
Boost is led and administered by Lancashire County Council. Our Business Support Helpdesk and Business Advice Service is delivered by Growth Lancashire. Our Flying Start service is delivered by Selnet, while the Growth Company delivers our Growth Catalyst and Scale to Thrive services. Our Central Marketing is managed by Freshfield.
Please contact our Business Support Helpdesk on 0800 488 0057 or via the website and a member of our team will be in touch.
One of our business advisers will arrange a suitable time to have a discussion to talk through your business goals and requirements.
Getting support has given me lots of confidence and lots of useful information on sales and marketing, approaching retailers, improving my website, and using social media to better promote the business