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14 Sep

Integrated Transport Planning is the Chamber’s Nottinghamshire Business of the Year

Integrated Transport Planning is the Chamber’s Nottinghamshire Business of the Year

09 Sep

Bloc Digital is the Chamber’s Derbyshire Business of the Year

A specialist in the creation and re-use of digital information has won the East Midlands Chamber Derbyshire Business of the Year Award 2019.

03 Sep

Women in Leadership course – September 2019

Nottingham Business School are running two 3-day courses in September that focus on women in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) who want to progress into senior or leadership roles.

Vouchers Programme Now Available for Small Businesses

Applicants who are granted entry to the full programme are eligible to receive a Government grant of £3,000 towards a full course of important business advice (Cost of the full programme is £5,000, of which 60% is covered by the Growth Voucher.)

Led by Aston Business School, the programme is delivered by a national consortium of six leading Business Schools across the UK, including those at Nottingham University and Nottingham Trent University.

All applicants can participate in a free half day growth diagnostic workshop in Nottingham on 4th March, to evaluate growth opportunities. Those who attend will work with experienced faculty and business mentors to develop an action plan to unlock the full potential of their business.

Businesses allocated a voucher for the full programme will be able to take advantage of workshops covering growth opportunities and competitor analysis, managing cash flow and finances, marketing strategies vital to small businesses and raising the finance to deliver ambition.

Small business owner managers will also receive up to 10 hours with a dedicated business mentor – there to help guide businesses through growth planning and how best to apply the tools and learning from the workshops.

Criteria for the Growth Voucher Programme applicants includes:

Own a business registered in England

  • Have 1-19 employees
  • Have an annual turnover of less than £3.2 million (€4 m)
  • Be independent (ie. no more than 25% owned by one or more external organisations)
  • Have been actively selling goods and/or services for at least 12 months
  • And have not paid for strategic business advice in the past 3 years

For more information about the programme or to apply click here


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