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The Berkshire Business Growth Hub

The Business Growth Hub offers two tiers of free services to Berkshire businesses. The first tier is available to all companies, regardless of sector or size. First tier services include:

  • The Growth Hub newsletter
    regular email updates keep recipients informed about local networking events and business news. Sign up to receive the newsletter.
  • Free networking events
    regular opportunities for businesses to meet like-minded people in a relaxed environment.
  • Free access to short, half-day, workshops
    Workshop topics are varied and have included LinkedIn for Business, The Business Model Canvas and Finance for Non-Financial Managers as well as sector specific events.
  • Drop-in business clinics
    Informal sessions where businesses can find out what help is available to them free of charge.
  • The Growth Hub website
    Visit the Get Support section of this website for advice on topics such as Sales & Marketing, Ideas & Innovation and Business Strategy. You can also follow the Growth Hub on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

The second tier of services is only available to small and medium-sized (SME) Berkshire businesses with high growth potential that meet the eligibility criteria.

High Growth services include:

  • Tailored support
    A team of seasoned entrepreneurs can provide practical impartial support to help you realise your ambitions. Support can be sector specific and includes opportunities to receive business coaching and leadership training.
  • Funding
    The hub works with a range of funding providers to help Berkshire businesses find the investment they need to scale up.
  • Berkshire Business Accelerator at Henley Business School
    An intensive three-day course endorsed by Henley’s prestigious business school. The course is designed to quicken and maximise business growth, and includes a chance to network with other local entrepreneurs and one night’s accommodation. It is available to eligible businesses for a heavily subsidised rate of £500+VAT per attendee.

If you are interested in the High Growth service, check your eligibility here.