Central Bedfordshire Intensive Business Support

Are you a business owner in Central Bedfordshire whose business has been affected by the pandemic? Beginning in September 2021, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Central Bedfordshire who have been affected by Covid-19 will have access to an in-depth business support programme, designed to give you the help and support you need to continue to trade, adapt, diversify and grow.

NOTE: Starting soon, grants of up to £20,000 may become available to eligible businesses as part of this scheme. To ensure you are notified when more information becomes available, please register your interest here. 

WHAT DOES THE PROGRAMME CONSIST OF?

SMEs who join the programme will receive three in-depth sessions with a SEMLEP’s Growth Hub business adviser; one at the beginning of the programme, one as a mid point review and one at the end of the programme.

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An in-depth assessment of the business’s current health, their challenges and their aspirations, formulating an action plan to be monitored and achieved over the six month programme.

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Business will receive an invitation to apply for a grant of between £1,000 - £3,000 for use on specialist professional support from the local business community.

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A mid-point assessment to review the action plan and achievements so far and to identify priority actions for the remaining part of the programme.

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A final review will take place, identifying ongoing support opportunities and an action plan for the next 12 months.

WHO IS IT FOR?

Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) within Central Bedfordshire who have been trading for at least 1 year and have been impacted by the pandemic, and would like to receive in-depth support over a six-month period to aid their recovery and access some specialist expertise.

This programme is being delivered by SEMLEP’s Growth Hub on behalf of Central Bedfordshire Council, and funded by the Government’s Additional Restrictions Grants (ARG) scheme.

For more information and to speak to a business adviser, please contact us.

Register your interest in enrolling onto the programme today and access support this Autumn.

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