Is your company growing at a pace that's hard to manage? Help may be on hand from D2N2 Growth Hub's UpScaler Project.
Delivered in partnership by Nottingham Business School (NBS) at Nottingham Trent University and East Midlands Chamber and with support from European Regional Development Fund, this exclusive and unique programme provides tailored and intensive high-growth business support.
UpScaler is a programme of specific, tailored high-growth business support for small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) in the D2N2 area that are growing rapidly or have the potential to do so. Open to a limited number of high-growth enterprises.
Benefits of joining UpScaler include a diagnostic review of your business' unique scale-up challenges; access to customised and proven business support workshops and peer-to-peer events; and funding towards management coaching and hiring graduate talent.
The project is an exclusive, invitation-only scheme for established successful businesses that are scaling up; have the potential to scale; or are ambitious to grow with a proven market and management team in place. Through the UpScaler project, selected businesses will have access to free or heavily subsidised and a co-ordinated range of business support, including an intense diagnostic, leadership and management development workshops and access to a part-funded grant scheme.
An exclusive number of eligible SME'S in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire are being invited to join the UpScaler Project.
There are three eligible categories of high growth business:
The benefit of such a diverse range of activities and participants is an active and dynamic support community that will help develop both the individual businesses and, collectively, the interaction and profile of those businesses.
A strong vision
Are your people involved in and can they understand how they contribute towards the success and future of the business? Can they see personal growth potential?
A solid team
Does your management team share a desire for growth? Do they embrace challenges and empower teams to provide solutions and innovation? Are they aware of their team's capabilities and seek external support where needed?
A documented approach to process
Can your business demonstrate consistent delivery of product and project? Do you implement contingency plans?
Investment in growth
Does your business have the reserves and appetite to invest in growth? Do you invest in both technology and people?
As a successful business, there may be many challenges influencing your ability to take the next steps and scale-up, such as:
Through a diagnostic review, our Scaleup Advisers can identify and tackle these barriers - helping you to take the necessary steps to grow your business.
There is no cost to businesses wishing to participate in the UpScaler Project.
Time commitment :
Are you an SME currently growing or looking to grow or scale-up?
Are you at a point where you need additional support to continue to grow?
Could you benefit from support that would help you to:
In response to the crisis we have also revamped our coaching grant offer and we are delighted to announce that we have increased our coaching grant from a 40% contribution to a 50% contribution. The higher grant offer is available for all applications made between now and the end of June 2020.
Within our programme we recognise that businesses don’t always have all the expertise they need within their current structure. To support this and remove some of the barriers to grow, we have made a specific grant fund within UpScaler available.
There’s a minimum project spend of £2,000 and the programme will support between £1000 - £1500 of the project spend (50%).Within UpScaler we’ve a vetted coaching pool of business enablers.
Areas that we can support are wide and varied, we cover: strategy planning, change management, personal mentoring, process and systems improvement, developing high performance teams, business resilience, stakeholder management etc.
1. Apply : complete the questionnaire below or contact us.
2. Check: we assess your eligibility
3. Review : we undertake a diagnostic review of your business
4. Plan: we produce an action plan which outlines actions and support most suitable for your growth.
To find out if your business can take advantage of the UpScaler Project please complete and return our Questionnaire (Word Doc) or contact us for a no-obligation discovery call:
T: 0333 006 9178
Please click here to view the national Annual ScaleUp Review 2018
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