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Support directory

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.

Support Available

  • Apprenticeships

    Do you need skilled workers to safeguard the future of your business? Are you looking for new ideas and energy in your business? Offering apprenticeships can help your business grow.

    Full programme information
  • 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.

    Full programme information
  • Business Relationship Management

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

    Full programme information
  • 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.

    Full programme information
  • DigitME2 – Support for Manufacturers

    Are you a Lancashire manufacturing business needing support with assessing your current technology levels, developing your manufacturing processes, growing your business and becoming 'Industry 4.0' ready?

    Full programme information
  • Education Landscape

    Collaborating with education and training to benefit your business

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  • Fast Track Digital Workforce Fund

    The Fast Track Digital Workforce Fund aims to help employers in the Greater Manchester and Lancashire areas to address their specialist digital skills needs through short, innovative, bespoke training.

    Full programme information
  • HeadsUp! Digital productivity training

    Are you a small business owner fed up with admin taking too much time away from achieving your goals? Receive up to 10 hours of free training worth £1,000 covering finance, marketing, people and time management.

    Full programme information
  • Lancashire County Council Training

    Are you looking to develop your skills or those of your staff? The Learning and Development Service at Lancashire County Council offer a wide variety of Personal Development, Leadership & Management and IT Training courses.

    Full programme information
  • LCC Employment and Support Team

    Do you need help to find suitable staff for your growing business? Could you offer Lancashire County Council's Looked After Children, or young people leaving care work experience or employment opportunities?

    Full programme information
  • Leading Lancashire

    The fully-funded Chartered Management Institute (CMI) qualifications are designed to build an effective and agile management team that can help your business to be more resilient, stay focused and continue to grow.

    Full programme information
  • 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.

    Full programme information
  • Propel 2 Grow

    Do you have growth aspirations for your business, but you need help to unlock its potential? If that sounds like your business, then the Propel 2 Grow programme is for you.

    Full programme information
  • Skills Support for the Workforce

    Are you looking for training for your staff to support your business? Do you want to invest in developing your workforce to improve staff motivation, retention and productivity? Skills Support for the Workforce can help.

    Full programme information
  • 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.

    Full programme information
  • UNITEplus

    UNITEplus brings together Lancashire SMEs wanting to develop capacity through the uptake of new tools and techniques, with students and graduates looking for high quality placements in Lancashire.

    Full programme information
  • Upskilling Lancashire

    Are you a Lancashire based SME looking to increase the skills and capabilities of your workforce? UCLan’s Upskilling Lancashire provides free advice and support enabling businesses to gain new skills and fill knowledge gaps.

    Full programme information

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