We can help you grow your business
We are dedicated to providing the very best support to our 68,000 businesses across the city region, from SMEs to international giants.
We know that some of our businesses are primed to grow – and we also know that there are thousands more potential businesses just waiting for a spark.
That’s why our Sheffield City Region Growth Hub is the single point of contact for all business support across our region. The Growth Hub, which has helped almost 5,000 businesses to date, aims to simplify all the regional and national business support that is available, so that you as a business owner or manager always know where to go to find the right support.
Working in close collaboration with partners, our experienced teams can provide direct support and also advise and signpost to the most appropriate support elsewhere, based on your business needs.
They can discuss your growth plans and requirements, give an impartial perspective on business plans and forecasts, and help you secure funds from a variety of sources including, where appropriate, grant funding through our £22m Business Investment Fund.
Our teams are also able to put you in touch with suitable commercial lenders including banks, finance houses, gap funders and peer to peer lenders; help you understand and negotiate the available publicly-backed financial products and services; help you pull together a suitable blend of finance, and help your business move forward.
The Growth Hub is overseen by the Business Growth Board, which is made up of representatives from the public and private sector, and reports directly to the Local Enterprise Partnership board.