Up to 50% EU funded support is available for ambitious, growth ready Lancashire start-ups through to long established Lancashire SMEs. Propel 2 Grow works with each company to develop a unique solution enabling them to achieve their growth aspirations.

At Propel 2 Grow we believe flexibility is the key in developing a solution that is as unique as your business.  Working with your dedicated Key Account Manager and Sector Specialist Consultant you will gain insights into what makes your staff tick, identify opportunities for business growth, and any pinch points that may be slowing down the achievement of your growth objectives.

Propel 2 Grow provides access to a range of seminar and peer-to-peer networking events and can seamlessly dovetail with other Boost provision to support you on your growth journey.  It also gives you access to tools, techniques, people and processes to support you on your path to success. You can tap into a range of services including:

  • Business Strategy
  • Leadership Management
  • People Skills / Talent Management
  • Operational Management
  • Sustainability
  • Creativity & Innovation
  • Marketing & Sales

Just a few comments from customers who participated on the Propel 1 programme:

“The whole process was extremely easy and informative, especially the individual profiles as this gives the employer a huge insight into what motivates their staff and what type of person they are. We will now use this information to build our ideal team and drive forward both the company growth and staff development.”
– Industrial adhesive supplier, Trawden

“Overall Propel has given me areas that I need to take action on.  I knew problems existed and this has given me the kick to do something about them.  Vedas people were very good.”
– Manufacturer of sports equipment, Kelbrook

Who is it for?

Ambitious, growth ready Lancashire SMEs* serving the business to business sector. This ERDF (European Regional Development Fund) programme is only available to Lancashire SMEs that are not retailers or business-to-consumer focused organisations.

* SME – Small to Medium Enterprises must employ fewer than 250 full-time people with a turnover of less than £40m.

How does it work?

Propel 2 Grow consists of two phases:  Phase 1 Research & Diagnostic, providing all the insight and intelligence to enable you to choose your bespoke Intensive Growth Support delivered in Phase 2.  If you already know what type of consultancy support you need, you can choose to embark on Phase 2 only.  Phase 1 is completely free of charge and Phase 2 attracts up to 50% ERDF funding.

Additional Information

Propel 2 Grow is delivered by Vedas Recruitment & Training Ltd, who have extensive experience in delivering business support programmes in Lancashire.

Working with and supported by:

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