Organiser: Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce
Whether you are a start-up or a long-established company there is support on hand to help you navigate the road ahead.
About this event
Fully Funded Business Support Programmes – come and find out how your business can benefit.
The ARG funded Wider Business Support Programme, forms an integral part of the Council’s adopted Economic Strategy, it will support the Central Bedfordshire economy recover from the impacts of Covid-19 and target those businesses which have showed resilience throughout the pandemic and have the ability to grow in the future.
Central Bedfordshire are working with 4 Business Partners to deliver the Wider Business Support Programme, which commenced September 2021 and ends March 2022:
The following FREE Programmes are available to you to access (whilst available):
1.Cranfield –Ready for Scale Programme:
Central Bedfordshire Scholarship Programme (cranfield.ac.uk)
Ready For Scale supports micro and small enterprises with a 12 week growth plan to develop the skills to help their business to take the leap on its growth trajectory and to transform their businesses.
- SEMLEP – Mentoring, Business support & Grant
12-hour Business support & Mentoring delivering:
- Targeted support for businesses to continue trading, adapt and diversify
- Prioritise support and job creation activity towards sectors, population groups and places disproportionately impacted by COVID-19
Additional option is a grant element, with grants of between £1,000 to £3,000 that businesses on the programme can spend on specialist professional support from the local business community. There will be considerations for capital grant support based on SEMLEP advisory review.
- Beds Chamber – International Markets and Supply Chain:
A comprehensive package of global trade services to help companies with upcoming EU Exit easements and succeed in international trade, covering: Adopting a Global Mindset, Overcoming Barriers to Trade, Exploring New Markets & Showcase & Connect (virtual trade mission & Inward Investment showcase)
Contact details to access this support package: Businesses interested in finding out more about the programme should visit https://www.chamber-business.com/goglobalcbc. Alternatively, you can contact the Global Trade Service team on 01582 522448 or email email@example.com.
- University of Bedfordshire – Central Bedfordshire Productivity programme:
Aimed at companies thinking more strategically about productivity as a route to long-term growth using lean six sigma.
Benefits to business:
- Upskilled staff across the region
- New product and process ideas
- Routes to new funding and inward investment
- Business growth and waste decline.
Web – www.beds.ac.uk/centralbeds-productivity
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to seeing you at this event