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Please note: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Boost has switched its focus from growth support to business resilience support as part of our #AskForHelp campaign. Contact our advisers below:

Support Available

  • Be the Business Family Business Programme

    Be the Business is piloting a range of different activities in Lancashire, all aimed at encouraging business leaders to share and learn from each other, and all designed to fit in around the demands of running a business.

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  • Better Business for All

    Do you need help understanding what regulations apply to your business and ensuring you achieve and maintain compliance? BBfA is a government initiative to help you do this.

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  • Business Relationship Management

    Do you want a tailored business growth plan for your company and introductions to relevant support for growing Lancashire businesses?

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  • Digital Creative

    We can help Lancashire SMEs, start-ups and entrepreneurs in the digital and creative sector grow with advice, practical help, workshops, masterclasses and research or through collaboration.

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  • Digitalplus

    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.

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  • EnginE

    Are you a Lancashire manufacturing or engineering business dealing with challenges like improving productivity, an ageing workforce, difficulties recruiting and/or upskilling your staff?

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  • European Space Agency Business Applications

    From international transport to rural education, ESA Business Applications has enabled data from satellites to transform businesses. We have already invested over £500m in launching innovative services in businesses.

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  • European Space Agency Business Incubation Centre UK

    The ESA BIC UK provides access to funding, expertise and networks to support entrepreneurs and start-ups utilising space technology to grow.

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  • Fit For Nuclear (F4N)

    Are you a manufacturing or engineering business aspiring to enter the nuclear supply chain - in new build, operations and decommissioning?

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  • Foreign Owned Company Support

    Are you an existing company in Lancashire with an overseas parent company? Would you like help securing more investment and / or support for further expansion in Lancashire?

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  • Investment Readiness Programme

    There’s more money than ever before but most SMEs fail to raise investment! Led by experienced venture capital investors, we help SMEs prepare for venture capital, angel investment and crowd funding and can introduce you to investors.

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  • Lancashire Forum

    Are you looking to develop yourself as a leader in addition to growing your business? Want insights and inspiration from leading UK businesspeople while building up a network of fellow business owners from across Lancashire?

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  • Lancashire Forum – Creative

    Are you the owner of or a senior manager in a Lancashire creative or digital business? Would you benefit from sector specific leadership development workshops and the opportunity to network with a group of your peers?

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  • Made Smarter Leadership Programme

    Have you got the leadership skills and know how to manage the adoption of Industrial Digital Technologies by your business?

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  • New Enterprise Allowance

    Are you over 18, and have a great new business idea? Do you (or your partner) currently receive Jobseeker's Allowance, Employment and Support Allowance or Income Support? You could get help to start up in business.

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  • North West Aerospace Alliance

    Are you a Lancashire business working in, or aspiring to work within, the aerospace sector? Do you need help to promote your business within the sector and to keep abreast of trends and developments affecting your industry?

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  • Peerworking

    Peerworking is a client-focused approach to networking, held bi-weekly for business professionals to attend, receive advice and share best practice. This brings the business community together, creating a powerful support network which offers solutions to difficulties and challenges ways of working

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  • Prince’s Trust Enterprise Programme

    Are you aged between 18 and 30 and unemployed (or working fewer than 16 hours per week)? You could get help from the Prince’s Trust Enterprise Programme to help you to start up in business.

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  • Productivity through People

    Are you a Lancashire-based manufacturing and engineering SME looking to increase productivity through the empowerment of your workforce? Do you want access to the latest techniques, thinking and research on productivity and workforce engagement?

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  • U Start

    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.

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