The Enterprising West of England (EWOE) programme was delighted to sponsor the recent Business Leader Awards and recognise so many excellent local businesses.
The programme brings together three of the region’s most experienced business support providers along with the four local councils to provide expert business advice and support for small and medium sized businesses throughout the West of England. The programme is supported by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
It’s been proven that good business coaching can quickly improve the rate of business growth. Coaching gives businesses the support they need to effectively develop their business. Whether this is through developing leadership skills, expanding management knowledge or advancing business strategy.
As part of the EWOE programme, Business West is delivering the Scale-up Coaching Grant Scheme which awards grants to businesses to be used towards the cost of business coaching.
Whilst it’s known that business coaching is beneficial, it can often be expensive, especially for a recently registered business or SME. A Coaching Grant can help take away the financial pressure when choosing a business coach allowing local businesses to get the support they need, when they need it.
Scale-up coaching grants are available to SMEs based in the West of England who are looking to grow or plan to create new jobs within 12 months. The grants are available to cover up to 40% of business coaching costs and will be available until the end of 2019. The minimum grant available is £1000.
“Scale up coaching grants act as a great catalyst to help business owners engage external expertise and support to drive forward with some of those things that are on the ‘to do’ list, but that perhaps keep falling into the ‘too difficult’ box.” – Richard Tidswell, Business Doctors.