Through Boost, Lancashire businesses from start-ups to large companies can get access to a number of funded programmes in areas such as mentoring, product development, leadership development, and accessing finance.
We can also help businesses navigate the plethora of national business support programmes to find the support they need.
The Growth Hub also has a dedicated private sector network called Boost and Co, which includes some of the region’s best known private sector growth business support providers such as accountants, law firms and banks.
We appreciate that business support is wide ranging and businesses may need much more than the funded growth services available through Boost. That’s why we have created Boost Bespoke. This is a tailored service led by Lancashire’s County Council’s Economic Development team which works with businesses tackle specific matters such as skills, relocation and property.
Founded in 2013, Boost has already helped over 2,400 business grow, creating over 1,200 jobs.
In November 2015, Boost secured £7.8m of new funding to run for a further three years from January 2016. The service is aiming to advise and assist a further 4,118 businesses in the county, creating 2,891 jobs and helping to establish 699 new businesses – increasing the value of the Lancashire economy by £50m.
We believe Lancashire is a brilliant place to do business. And through Boost, business leaders can get access to whatever support they need to turn their growth dreams into reality.
To start your growth conversation, call 0800 488 0057 or complete our quick enquiry form.
Boost; Lancashire’s Business Growth Hub has received £3.8m of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Department for Communities and Local Government is the Managing Authority for ERDF. Established by the European Union ERDF funds help local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations. For more information visit https://www.gov.uk/european-growth-funding.