Is your business expanding?
Would FREE support help you to take your business to the next level?
This could be for you if your business is:
•In manufacturing, wholesale or in business to business sector (B2B)
•Located in Stoke-On-Trent
•Currently employing between 10-250 members of staff
•Looking to grow substantially over 3 years by either increasing turnover by 20% every year and/or an increase in staff by 20% every year Support will be tailored to individual business needs. Below are just some of the ways in which the program could help your business to grow.
•Assistance with accessing suitable funds (grants/loans/equity finance).
•Subsidized support from Keele or Staffordshire University such as;
◦Research and Development
◦Short and long term student placements
◦Consultancy advice such as business planning, patents and intellectual property
•Grant up to the value of £1500 (to be 50% matched by your company)
•Access to an innovation voucher worth up to £3000 from Staffordshire University
(eligibility criteria applies)
•Assistance from a mentor through our Let’s Do Mentoring program
•Access to free economic intelligence reports using online databases
•Free networking opportunities at the North Staffordshire Chamber of Commerce
•Access to two free high growth workshops
•Access to a business advisor for up to
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Interested? Next step is to download the application form
Applications to be emailed to Adelec@nscci.co.uk, closing date 19th September 2011
For further information please call: 01782 213929 and ask for Adele Cope or David Wellings
This is a pilot initiative funded by Stoke-On-Trent City Council, delivered by the North Staffordshire Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Staffordshire and Keele Universities. It is envisaged that this will be the beginning of further support made available to high growth companies, so this is a perfect opportunity to have your business highlighted and recognized as a high growth company. Places are limited and final acceptance on to the program will be made based on those companies who best meet the criteria.