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Dorset companies to benefit as £13.4 million support scheme launches

Essential business support worth up to £13.4 million is available to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) across Dorset under a comprehensive scheme launching this week.

The Dorset Business Growth Partnership is designed to help any county-based SME become more competitive in the market. Dedicated strands of activity will include pre-start and start-up support and improving companies’ digital capabilities, management and leadership skills and scope for internationalisation.  Access to finance will be delivered through grants and loans alongside advice, mentoring, training and events.

The three-year SME Competitiveness programme, funded by the European Regional Development Fund, is led by WSX Enterprise and the Dorset Growth Hub with a range of support partners.

Programme & Partnership Manager Lucy Cooper said: “We’ve done a great deal of planning to put this highly integrated programme together, based on what companies and entrepreneurs in Dorset have said are the key barriers to growth for them . This is all about creating transformational change and benefits for SMEs in all parts of Dorset, as well as having a foundation on which to build sustainable business support for the future.”

A key feature of the programme is tailored support for specific sectors such as manufacturing, the creative and digital industries, tourism and hospitality, and health and social care.

Well-established business support organisations are involved in delivery as programme partners. They include Dormen, The Arts Development Company, Silicon South, YTKO and Bournemouth University.

The programme has the backing of local authorities across the county while the Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership is acting as a strategic partner. Bournemouth Borough Council is the accountable body for the programme.

Launch events for project partners in the east and west of the county have been held this week – at West Dorset District Council’s South Walks House in Dorchester and AFC Bournemouth’s Vitality Stadium.

Following launch, the Dorset Growth Hub and partners will work together to highlight the programme to eligible SMEs.

For more details and information on eligibility, visit www.dorsetgrowthhub.co.uk.

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Unlock Your Business Growth Potential

5TH April  2017 – 8:30am – 10:30am – Free Business Support in Poole –  Unlock Your Business Growth Potential with The Dorset Growth Team.

To book your FREE seat: http://bit.ly/2mC0AEj

Are you aware of the support you could potentially access to help develop your business?

Let the Dorset Growth Hub help you find the key to unlock your growth potential!

The Dorset Growth Hub are delighted to invite you to our free workshop on the morning of Wednesday 5th April at Bridport & West Dorset Golf Club.

 

This is a great opportunity to learn about support and funding that could be available, whilst also networking with other local businesses.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about the Dorset Growth Hub support available to your business and also an exciting new European funded programme which will be delivered by Dorset Growth Hub designed to make your business more competitive. This support is fully funded and provided at no cost. On the day you will have the opportunity to meet our team and find out what support is available to your business in Dorset.

If the answer is “yes” to any of these, please join us to find out more:

  • Do you run an existing business in Dorset?
  • Have you just started your business or are just about to?
  • Would you like to know what support is available to your business?
  • Do you want to be more digitally savvy?
  • Would you like help with accessing finance?
  • Could your business become more competitive?
  • Do you want to reach more markets?
  • Would you like to work with a mentor?

Who should attend:-

This event is aimed at any Dorset based SME business who hasn’t already engaged with the Dorset Growth Hub.

This event is free to attend. Book your seat with Eventbrite: http://bit.ly/2mC0AEj

For any further information, please contact Dorset Growth Hub:

Tel – 03454586480 E-mail – info@dorsetgrowthhub.co.uk

We look forward to welcoming you.

The Dorset Growth Hub Team

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Unlock Your Business Growth Potential

30th March 2017 – 8:30am – 10:30am – Free Business Support in Poole –  Unlock Your Business Growth Potential with The Dorset Growth Team. To book your FREE seat: http://bit.ly/2n5sOKF

Are you aware of the support you could potentially access to help develop your business?

Let the Dorset Growth Hub help you find the key to unlock your growth potential!

The Dorset Growth Hub are delighted to invite you to our free workshop on the morning of Thursday 30th March at The Factory, Poole.

This is a great opportunity to learn about support and funding that could be available, whilst also networking with other local businesses.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about the Dorset Growth Hub support available to your business and also an exciting new European funded programme which will be delivered by Dorset Growth Hub designed to make your business more competitive. This support is fully funded and provided at no cost. On the day you will have the opportunity to meet our team and find out what support is available to your business in Dorset.

If the answer is “yes” to any of these, please join us to find out more:

  • Do you run an existing business in Dorset?
  • Have you just started your business or are just about to?
  • Would you like to know what support is available to your business?
  • Do you want to be more digitally savvy?
  • Would you like help with accessing finance?
  • Could your business become more competitive?
  • Do you want to reach more markets?
  • Would you like to work with a mentor?

Who should attend:-

This event is aimed at any Dorset based SME business who hasn’t already engaged with the Dorset Growth Hub.

This event is free to attend. Book you seat at: http://bit.ly/2n5sOKF

For any further information, please contact Dorset Growth Hub:

Tel – 03454586480 E-mail – info@dorsetgrowthhub.co.uk

We look forward to welcoming you.

The Dorset Growth Hub Team

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