Are you ready to grow your business?

The Cheshire and Warrington Business Growth programme provides fully funded support for local:

  • Pre-start: Entrepreneurs looking to start a business
  • New start-up: Trading less than 42 months
  • SME: Small and medium-sized enterprises trading over 42 months

We will work with you to access the expertise and knowledge that currently exists across the region from the relevant delivery partner to help develop your skills and grow your business.Upon signing up to the programme, we will sit with you to complete a business diagnostic which will identify your business needs to enable growth. You will then be able to access 12 hours of fully funded support (in the form of one-to-one meetings, workshops, seminars, masterclasses and more) across a wide range of business growth areas. These include accounts and finance, marketing, HR, product development and many more.

  • Cheshire and Warrington Business Growth Programme - Apply for support

Starting your own business is not easy. It requires commitment, enthusiasm, funding and expertise. We have put together a list of key factors to consider when starting a business to help you get off to the best possible start https://t.co/W8DgvvLDzp #ChesterHour #business #TopTip

Listen to what local entrepreneur @brygriffiths thinks of the business support available from our delivery partner @uochester. Bryan has received support from our programme and the University's @riversideinnov8 https://t.co/4zz9KcBF4J #CheshireHour #business

"The University staff we interacted with have all been enthusiastic about supporting us on our mission for growth & we benefited significantly from all the support.” Fab feedback from @byotrol who received #support from us & @ThorntonSciPark https://t.co/7ueli4MoQe #FridayFeeling

Our programme participant @MathsoftheDay has teamed with Youth Sport Trust to offer free Active Maths training all over the UK. They will be delivering 360 fully funded workshops over the 18/19 academic year #MaccHour #maths #training #business #active

Failure rates among startups can be as high as 80%. However with support from specialists, SMEs can beat startup pitfalls & turn their ideas into profitable enterprises. Find out how our programme can help you switch on to commercial success https://t.co/jJWI5CJHu2 #NorthWestHour

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One of the many delivery partners, the University of Chester, asked programme participants for their thoughts on the support they have received through the programme. The below video captures their responses, and also showcases the type of support available through the programme.