Access to Finance

The strength to keep growing

Are there any grants available?

That’s one of the most common questions we’re asked. Hertfordshire has one of Europe’s lowest unemployment rates – great news, but it means the Government doesn’t make many grants available here. The grants on offer do change from time to time but at the moment they mainly give support to rural businesses or innovation projects. If that’s you, we can advise on applying. If not, there’s plenty more we can do. Be the first to hear about the latest funding schemes and grant programmes by subscribing to our free newsletter.

Is borrowing the best route?

We take a strategic look at your business to find out why you need additional funding. Maybe a simple change to your customer credit terms could significantly free up cash and mean you don’t have to borrow. On the other hand, if you need to take tougher steps, we’ll give you the support you need. If additional funding is your best move, we’ll explain all your options and help you find the most appropriate source, whether that’s a traditional lender, an investor or a release of equity shares.

Helping you manage your finances

We’re not all about funding. We offer support on any aspect of your company’s finances, including helping you put smarter processes and software in place to keep everything running smoothly as your team and turnover grow.

Ask a member of the growth hub team for free, expert advice on:

• Grants and funding
• Lenders, investors and alternative sources of finance
• Boosting sales, profits and market share
• The financial health of your business
• Making changes to improve cash flow
• Smart processes to keep your finances on track