Posted: Wednesday 21 September 2016

Grow your business with free advice and support workshops at Warrington Business School

A series of workshops and masterclasses delivered at the Warrington Business School will help entrepreneurs and businesses across the town to access bespoke advice and support to help them grow.

The Cheshire & Warrington Growth Programme is a new partnership, funded by the European Regional Development Fund. It will deliver growth activities to entrepreneurs, sole traders and small and medium sized businesses across Cheshire.

The scheme engages and draws investment from key local business support organisations to address identified local market failures.

Responding to the Cheshire & Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) request for new measures, to encourage economic growth, the partnership will provide access to the specialist expertise and facilities available from Colleges, Universities and Local Authority Growth teams, as well as science and business parks.

Olwen Dolan, Project Manager at Warrington Collegiate, said: “We will support SMEs to develop growth strategies.  We will do this via face-to-face interactions and cohort-based programmes; developing a bespoke growth plan for each company.”

The Business Growth Programme can help your business access fully funded support (in the form of one-to-one meetings, workshops, seminars, master classes and more) across a wide range of areas.

The Growth Programme will facilitate the exploitation of new firms, through a programme of support including pre and post business start-up advice, how to access finance and workforce development needs analysis.

Support will also be given to SMEs to develop growth strategies, through coaching and mentoring, specialist innovation support, marketing and much more.

Upcoming master classes include:

  • Starting a Business - Friday 4th November, 10am - 4pm
  • Market Research - Friday 11th November, 9.30am - 12.30pm
  • Business Planning - Tuesday 15th November, 6pm - 9pm
  • Basic Accounts - Thursday 24th November, 6pm - 9pm
  • Raising Finance - Friday 2nd December, 9.30am - 12.30pm
  • Social Media - Wednesday 7th December, 6pm - 9pm
  • Health and Safety Basics - Friday 9th December, 9.30am - 12.30pm

To apply for support from the Cheshire & Warrington Business Growth Programme or book onto a master class and to discuss any queries please email businesssuport@warrington.ac.uk or call 01925 494 273

  • To find out more about the Cheshire & Warrington Growth Programme and how you can receive free advice and guidance to help your business, come to our Networking Breakfast Meeting on Thursday 6th October 7.30am – 9am. Registration is open from 7am. Continental breakfast will be available on the day.
  • To register your place at the Networking Breakfast Meeting, click here.

Tags: Cheshire & Warrington Growth Programme, SMEs, bespoke advice, business growth, business start ups, entrepeneurs, seminars, workshops

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