Growth Lancashire has conducted its 500th Business Support Review as part of its contract to deliver the Lancashire Business Growth Hub, Boost. The advice sessions have so far resulted in more than 1,000 referrals to other services, including start-up support, mentoring, finance, skills and new product development.
Companies which have benefited from a Business Support Review includes Lancashire based Clever Chameleon. Joint Managing Director, Noel Jolly, said “we received some very valuable advice from Debbie Chinn, Senior Business Advisor for Growth Lancashire. It was realistic and centred on just what we needed at the time. I would have no hesitation in recommending the service to other businesses”.
Matthew Sidgreaves, Business Support Manager, said “we are delighted to have carried out our 500th advice session under the Boost contract. We are fortunate to be able to work with such a wide range of businesses that have real growth ambition. If you want to grow your business but perhaps are not sure where to turn then this support is for you”.
Boost is the name for the Lancashire Business Growth Hub. It is led by the Lancashire LEP (Local Enterprise Partnership) and Lancashire County Council and supported by funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
Boost has received £3.8m of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Department for Communities and Local Government is the Managing Authority for ERDF.
Established by the European Union ERDF funds help local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations. For more information visit https://www.gov.uk/european-growth-funding