Boost is Lancashire’s Business Growth Hub and is led by Lancashire County Council and the Lancashire LEP (Local Enterprise Partnership). It is supported by funding from Lancashire County Council, the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
The role of Boost is to help growth-hungry Lancashire businesses realise their potential by providing simple access to a range of leading-edge funded programmes, delivered by specialists with a track record of growing established and innovative start-up businesses.
Boost delivers a number of funded programmes for Lancashire-based start-up, established and fast-growing businesses.
- Boost Flying Start Programme: For people starting a business– or in the first three years – this funded programme provides the support, knowledge and tools to make it sustainable and grow.
- Boost Growth Mentoring: SME businesses, this hugely successful and popular programme gives you access to a fully funded, experienced mentor to work alongside your team and support you on your growth journey.
- Boost Bespoke Programme: For businesses trading for more than three years that employ more than 10 staff, this funded programme is tailored to specific needs and will support ambitious plans to achieve significant growth.
Boost also helps businesses access specialist private sector business support, as well as other nationally funded programmes, where relevant.
Since its inception in July 2013, Boost has provided growth advice and support to over 8,000 businesses across Lancashire, with many benefiting from tailored programmes of consultancy, grants or mentoring to support their growth. Boost has so far helped to create over 3,000 jobs and generated new economic activity valued in excess of £100m.
Would you like to see your business grow? So would we.
To speak to someone from the Growth Hub about business support, contact Boost online or call 0800 488 0057.