Take a closer look at the support and impact we’ve had on over 1,000 business across the South East Midlands


funding provided across the South East Midlands


new jobs created
since 2021


businesses supported
since 2021

“I have gained, you know, a long-term client and more enquiries. I think, would I have managed to do this without the Growth Hub? And I don’t think so, or if it would have happened, it would have taken a decade or so.” 

Diana Frank, Business English Coach

“They take a good look at your business to understand the challenges you are facing and help you to articulate those. Their advisers make you think in more detail about your growth and it’s great to receive their impartial feedback.”

Dr. Bola Soyombo, Soyombo Dential Specialist

“Speaking to the advisor, I found out that we could fund the book through the grant that was available, and that took all the boundaries away and we could move on with it.”

Dean Phillips, MD, Ink Print Solutions Ltd

Growth Curve programme

The Growth Curve programme offered support and training for local business owners to first stabalise their business, and then strategically plan for future growth. 

Support included university-led masterclasses, 1-to-1 support from Growth Hub’s business advisers, alongside access to funding. 

Across the entire 2 year programme, SEMLEP Growth Hub 

  • Awarded £1,312,332 in matched funding for businesses 
  • Provided over 3,900 hours of business support via our business advisers 
  • Supported business in creating 124 new jobs 

“If you’re building a business and you’re ambitious, it’s well worthwhile engaging with the Growth Hub. There’s advice and grant opportunities and they can give you another perspective.” 

Chris Burke

“I just really encourage anybody to look it up, keep a track of what funding is available, and try and use the funding that is there to improve services.” 

John Mulholland
Fiesta Sports Coaching

Recovery and Resilience Programme

The business Recovery and Resilience programme provided support to business across the South East Midlands that were affected by Covid-19. 

Business who were impacted by the pandemic could apply for funding to support their recovery, diversify their offering and strengthen their overall business performance. 

Alongside funding, Growth Hub provided 1-to-1 business support throughout the application process, along side ongoing support during the entirety of the programme. 

Across the entire 2 year programme, Growth Hub 

  • Awarded £3,577,707 in matched funding to 148 business across the region 
  • Supported the creation of over 200 new jobs 
  • Helped protect over 345 jobs at risk of redundancy 

Green Recovery and
Innovation Programme (GRIP)

The GRIP was a fully-funded programme; perfect for businesses looking to grow, improve productivity and increase the sustainability of your business in 2022.

Developed to aid reaching the government target of net zero carbon emissions by 2050, GRIP offered match funding to local businesses for projects to increase innovation levels and improve the green credentials of local businesses.

Through the programme, Growth Hub

  • Awarded £252,126 in matched funding 
  • Supported EIGHT new products to go-to-market 
  • Supported 30 SMEs across Northamptonshire 

“Everyone that we’ve spoken to dealt with throughout the process, have been really helpful. And they seem genuinely interested, not just as a box-ticking exercise.”

Dean Phillips
Ink Prink Solutions Ltd

The gateway to business success

SEMLEP’s Growth Hub offer business support to all business in the South East Midlands region. We go above and beyond to provide help and guidance to enable businesses to overcome the challenges they face. If you need support, or would just like to chat to our Business Adviser team to get a clearer picture of the how Growth Hub can help you, don’t hesitate to get in touch today.