The Building Back Better Growth Programme: supporting small businesses to scale-up sustainably

Hertfordshire Growth Hub

Hertfordshire Growth Hub is working in partnership with the University of Hertfordshire on the Building Back Better Growth Programme – a project funded by the UK Community Renewal Fund.

The Building Back Better Growth Programme is aimed at helping Hertfordshire SMEs to sustain their recovery and growth following the pandemic, as well as equipping them with the skills and capabilities they need to develop their sustainable practices, net-zero literacy, and digitalisation.

The package of support will be delivered in partnership with University of Hertfordshire, including the Herts Sustainability Accelerator Programme, 1-2-1 mentoring, the consultancy grant programme, and eight online events.

The below support packages will be launching soon, and we will update this news page when they do with how to apply and eligibility criteria.

1. Webinar Events

Hertfordshire Growth Hub will be presenting eight webinars covering net zero/sustainability, technology adoption, and digitalisation, focusing on next steps and benefits to your business.

2. 1-2-1 Mentoring

Micro businesses looking for support in growth and innovation will benefit from a 1-2-1 mentoring support package. Eligible businesses can receive up to 12 hours 1-2-1 mentoring from an expert from the University of Hertfordshire, who will spend time with them to support in reviewing their business plan, help them to set milestones for growth and innovation, and assess training needs.

3. Consultancy Grant Programme

The Consultancy Grant Programme will provide consultancy support for SMEs who want to develop their skills and understanding of important topics such as net zero, sustainability, technology adoption and digitalisation to grow their business.

4. Herts Sustainability Accelerator Programme - No longer taking applications

The Herts Sustainability Accelerator Programme is designed to support ambitious Hertfordshire-based SMEs with scale-up potential to launch an innovative and sustainable product, service or technology. Businesses will receive a tailored package of support with estimated value up to £25k, providing them with the right guidance and environment to accelerate the development of their innovative idea through 1:2:1 mentoring, training and specialist technical, commercial, and creative marketing support.

Find out more and apply to the Building Back Better Growth Programme here.

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