We can help 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.
Our Growth Hub is the single point of contact for all business support across our region. The Growth Hub, which has helped more than 6,000 businesses to date, aims to simplify all the business support that is available, so that business owners or managers always know where to go to find the right support.
Working in collaboration with partners, our experienced teams can provide direct support and also advise and signpost to the most appropriate support elsewhere, based on business needs.
Our experts can discuss growth plans and requirements, give an impartial perspective on business plans and forecasts, and help people secure funds from a variety of sources including grant funding through our Business Investment Fund.
Our teams are also able to put businesses in touch with suitable commercial lenders including banks, finance houses, gap funders and peer to peer lenders; help companies understand and negotiate the available publicly-backed financial products and services; help pull together a suitable blend of finance, and help businesses 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.