Welcome to the Boost business support directory. Within here you will further details of our funded Boost programmes, as well as an up-to-date directory of other available business support in Lancashire.
Don’t know where to start? We have an experienced team of relationship managers who can save you time and money by matching and introducing you to the support that’s best for you.
Our relationship managers will also work with you to evaluate the challenges and opportunities you face in your business. To speak to our team, please call
call 0800 488 0057.
A successful business begins with a healthy team! By bringing together a range of local and national partners, including Active Lancashire, Lancashire Mind and UCLan, Business Health Matters supports local businesses in improving the physical and mental health of their employees so that staff are happier, healthier and more productive.
Are you bamboozled by social media? Mystified by SEO? Know that VR and AR could improve your business but you're not sure how? Digitalplus will give you impartial advice and practical support to learn more about these digital tools and how to use them to boost your business.
Are you a Lancashire based business looking to use digital tools and platforms to grow, streamline processes or become more digitally resilient? This programme of workshops and 1:1 support will help you to find the right digital tools in the areas of productivity, marketing, ecommerce and cloud accounting.
The ESA BIC UK provides access to funding, expertise and networks to support entrepreneurs and start-ups utilising space technology to grow.
Are you a business based in North or West Lancashire? Does your business need to compete in international markets? Are you looking to international markets to increase sales, reduce costs or grow your business?
Before entering any new international market, it is essential to make informed decisions based on knowledge, research and strategic planning. We offer fully-funded impartial advice through our team of trade and e-commerce advisers to nurture your international ambitions.
The European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) are designed to support businesses looking to grow their international trade. SMEs can apply for match-funded grants of between £1,000 and £9,000 which will be available for proposed future activities (subject to eligibility).
Manufacturing Connect helps SMEs understand digital business technologies, how these technologies can make business improvements, and how to tackle some of the common pitfalls during implementation. Advice is provided by technology experts and manufacturing SMEs. Manufacturing Connect focuses on customer relationship management, material resource planning and production planning technologies.
NextGenChem is a Lancashire-based Hub for chemistry innovation. Our mission is to help local businesses to develop next-generation technology solutions, improved products and novel materials. We are looking to engage with innovation hungry Lancashire SMEs in chemical-using industries.
Which aspects of your business model are hindering your growth? How will you increase and optimise your pipeline of profitable customers and projects? Or are there changes to your service design, structure, or business processes that would improve your productivity? Unsure or need support? The Productivity & Innovation Centre can help.
Rosebud offers loans of £10,000 up to £300,000 for businesses across the 12 administrative areas of Lancashire County Council. Funded by Lancashire County Developments Ltd, we aim to support businesses across the region to grow, create jobs and reach their full potential.
The STFC CERN Business incubation Centre offers extensive support to entrepreneurs aiming to take high energy physics technologies from an initial innovative concept to market.
The STELa project is supporting Lancashire’s SMEs to overcome the barriers to providing industrial or other work placements to Lancashire’s students. If you aren’t sure how placements work, or what you would need to do as an employer then the STELa Project can provide you with support and advice.
Tech Nation is the UK network for ambitious tech entrepreneurs. It empowers entrepreneurs to grow faster through growth programmes, digital entrepreneurship skills, a visa scheme for exceptional talent, and championing the UK’s digital sector through data, stories and media campaigns.
Do you need help identifying and protecting the intellectual property you own and use in your business? When properly managed, the value of your IP can far outweigh the physical assets, accounting for over 70% of your business’ value.
U Start will support students, graduates and university staff to unlock their entrepreneurial potential and become enterprise ready. The project will also support student, graduate and university staff start-ups to increase their resilience and enable them to be growth ready.
If you are an SME that positively contributes to improving health and wellbeing outcomes in Lancashire, this is for you. A free, bespoke offer that takes a holistic look at your organisation to identify and address where you, your business and your team can develop.