Growing My Business

We are committed to helping your business grow and thrive in Barnsley. We offer a wide range of support to assist you with your growth plans.

Working in partnership with leading business support organisations, our team has already helped over 500 local companies to achieve their ambitions, which have included increasing sales, becoming more competitive, exporting their products, increasing efficiency and many others.

When you contact Enterprising Barnsley, you will be designated one of our experienced Business Development Managers who will talk to you about the options available for your business. We will inform you of the support available across a range of professional organisations, including the Sheffield City Region Growth Hub. Our support covers a number of key areas:

In recent years Enterprising Barnsley have helped to generate over £3.3m in Regional Growth Funding (RGF) to help business expand into new premises and purchase new plant and machinery. This has helped to levy over £14m of private sector investment in Barnsley. We have helped 21 companies enter into new export markets and provided procurement support to over 28 companies.

We maintain long term relationships with many local companies, offering advice and assistance on a regular basis to ensure they maximise the support available to them to help them grow.

Please contact our team to find out how we can help your business.

 

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One of our services for growing businesses: Growth Hub Enhancement Project

Working in collaboration with the Sheffield City Region Growth Hub, the Growth Hub Enhancement Project gives you access to free, impartial, expert business advice and support to help your business achieve its goals. The Growth Hub Enhancement Project offers a bespoke service, with all assistance tailored to meet the needs of your business.

You can access support from the Growth Hub Enhancement Project if your business:

• is an SME
• is based within the Sheffield City Region
• is experiencing, or planning for, high growth

Call or email us if you would like to know more. We will work with you to assess your eligibility, determine your business needs and help develop a plan that will assist you to realise your growth potential. If you are located outside of Barnsley, please contact the Sheffield City Region Growth Hub Gateway by telephone on 03330 00 00 39 or email at growthhub@sheffieldcityregion.org.uk for more information.

What support can the Enhancement Project give you?

You will have an initial meeting with a Key Account Manager, who will work with you to get an understanding of your business and what is needed to help you achieve your goals.

Is the Growth Hub Enhancement Project for you?

• Are you a small or medium sized enterprise (SME)?
• Is your business currently growing or looking to grow?
• Are you at a point where you need additional support to continue to grow?
• Do you have a great idea for a new product or service but need advice on how to progress?
• Do you need to implement a key initiative such as Lean, ISO or CE Marking?
• Have you considered developing a business strategy, but need help in doing so?
• Would you benefit from advice on how to engage new customers?

Who’s involved?

The Growth Hub Enhancement Project is delivered jointly by five partners; Sheffield City Region Growth Hub, Business Doncaster, Business Sheffield, Enterprising Barnsley and Rotherham Investment and Development Office (RiDO).

The Sheffield City Region Growth Hub Enhancement Project is receiving up to £2.7m of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Department for Communities and Local Government (and in London the intermediate body Greater London Authority) is the Managing Authority for the European Regional Development Fund. Established by the European Union, the European Regional Development Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, business, create jobs and local community regenerations. For more information visit www.gov.uk/european-growth-funding

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