ASCEND

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ASCEND is designed to assist in the most promising Derby City businesses to prepare and implement growth plans, and where appropriate, support them in securing investment.

Ascend has three programmes for businesses to apply for:

  • Ascend Growth Readiness - access to high quality multi-disciplinary business support, mentoring, coaching and technical expertise to support in the development of a detailed two-year growth plan.

  • Ascend Investment Readiness - as per growth readiness, but with a focus on developing an investment case, in the form of an Investment Memorandum, which can then be used to begin meaningful discussions with potential equity investors.

  • Ascend Growth Project - a loan scheme designed to assist in supporting the physical business growth in the form of capital investment in Derby with the ultimate aim to create sustainable new jobs. This fund enables businesses to invest in projects that would not otherwise happen.

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