The UK has a network of thirty-nine growth hubs giving 4.7 million businesses across England ready access to the support they need to start up, scale up and create more jobs.
Growth hubs work across the country with local and national, public and private sector partners – such as Chambers of Commerce, FSB, universities, Enterprise Zones and banks, co-ordinating local business support and connecting businesses to the right help for their needs.
Below are details of the growth hubs within the investment area of The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund
York, North Yorkshire and East Riding
Their aim is to provide a resource which is genuinely useful to, and shaped by, our business community. How’s Business combines formal advice from experts with informal opinion from business people, in both online and offline
Sheffield City Region Growth Hub aims to be the single point of contact for all business support across the Sheffield City Region. Another of its aims is to simplify all the regional and national business support that is available to businesses, so that you always know where to go to find the right support. The experienced teams can best advise and signpost to the most appropriate support based on your business needs.
The Business Growth Hub is part of the Manchester Growth Company. The Hub was set up in 2011 and since then has helped thousands of businesses across Greater Manchester to grow, develop and reach their full potential. The Business Growth Hub works with ambitious businesses that want to grow their bottom line, boost their profile, and create new business growth. The key aim is to help people to think differently about their business and explore different ways of developing their company.
Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership is working with local public and private sector partners to develop the Local Growth Hub. Creating a joined up approach to business support actively engages companies and across the Liverpool City Region. Underpinned by its core values to guide, inform and enable, the Local Growth Hub provides a single access point for businesses to discover the advice and support they need to flourish. In turn, this opens opportunities for advisors by providing a route in to businesses that have an identified need.
Leeds City Region helps small and medium sized businesses in Leeds City Region to develop and grow. If you’re based in Barnsley, Bradford, Calderdale, Craven, Harrogate, Kirklees, Leeds, Selby, Wakefield or York, you can get support and funding from the LEP and our network of partners to help you realise your ambitions.
The Growth Hub is part of the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership and provides quick and easy access to local and national resources along with information to support your business. Find organisations and services to help with grants, funding, finance, loans and support for whatever stage your business is at from pre start up to established. Get FREE help and advice from our Business Advisor who provide specialised one to one support across our region.
The Cheshire & Warrington Growth Hub delivers business support to new and growing businesses We do this by simplifying access to support, providing locally sourced solutions and making best use of the region’s business assets.
Cumbria Business Growth Hub is a ground-breaking £5.1m business support programme. This exciting initiative is a focal point for businesses looking to increase their competitiveness and grow, offering a great choice of advice, training, networking and more, all tailored to your needs.
Boost is Lancashire’s Business Growth Hub. Boost’s purpose is to help Lancashire’s ambitious businesses grow. Through Boost, Lancashire businesses from start-ups to small and medium sized companies have simple access to a number of funded programmes in areas such as mentoring, product development, leadership development, and accessing growth finance. Boost can also help businesses navigate the plethora of national business support programmes to find the support they need.
Tees Valley Business Compass is part of a network of organisations called Business Growth Hubs which the Government set up to make sure companies are able to expand and get the right type of common-sense, practical support they need. Whatever your business needs they will help you review your options and access the right support specific to you.