Businesses in the South West looking to move to the next level are set to be provided with an expert helping hand.
That’s because proven business growth specialists Inspire have been selected by the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership to pilot a scale-up programme for fast growing SMEs across Somerset and Devon.
Inspire, ScaleUp Ambassadors for Swindon and Wiltshire, have provided high-value support to the SME business community through a highly experienced team of advisors for 25 years.
The company has partnered with Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses UK programme to showcase this valuable support package to businesses at a launch event on Thursday, May 16 at Haynes Motor Museum, Sparkford, Yeovil.
Henrietta Brown, Inspire’s Business Development Director who has been spearheading the launch, said: “We have already started developing a strong stakeholder network and are collaborating with key partners and organisations in the South West.
“Being endorsed ScaleUp Ambassadors by the Scale Up Institute gives assurance that the programme we have in place provides the right support and solutions to help scaleups manage and sustain rapid growth.
“Our partnership with the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Programme has also proved invaluable to businesses, with a third of members having been through this fully funded programme.
“We are looking forward to bringing this valuable resource to ambitious business leaders in the South West.”
Steve Hindley, CBE DL, Chair of the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership said: “I’m delighted to see the launch of this new scale-up service as part of our Heart of the South West Growth Hub, designed to help businesses start up, develop and grow.
“Raising productivity is a key aim of the LEP; and scaling up is one of the best ways to achieve production growth. I look forward to seeing some exciting businesses ventures benefitting from this initiative.”
The launch event, which is free, will run from 9.30am-2pm. The programme starts at 10am, and there will be informal opportunities to chat to the team plus a buffet lunch and further networking opportunities at 1pm.
Key Speakers will include Inspire’s CEO Rob Perks, Henrietta Brown, Inspire’s Business Development Director, Nancy Straates, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Programme Director, David Ralph, Chief Executive of Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership and Stephen Henagulph, Chief Executive, Somerset Chamber of Commerce.
If you would like to join Inspire for the launch or want to know more, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, mobile number and company name or call 01172 034288.