Starting My Business

Contact us for more information on 01226 773 003 or

Based at the Digital Media Centre the Launchpad service provides a dedicated team who will support anyone in Barnsley who is looking to start a business, no matter what stage their idea or business is at. Everyone receives an initial one hour appointment with a professional Business Advisor to assess their needs and develop a package of support.

The Barnsley Launchpad Service provides the following:

  • A fixed central location (The DMC) in a dedicated enterprise hub close to transport links
  • A modular start-up workshop service covering all key topics, with modules split across various days/times allowing participants to access them at times to suit
  • A dedicated area within the DMC (Enterprise Hub) allowing clients to study, access data and network
  • A selection of workshops and events at various times covering key topics
  • Clinics staffed by business advisors and key experts where clients can obtain one to one bespoke support
  • Networking events to share experiences and obtain peer support
  • Data available that provides answers to commonly asked questions with access to Business Planning tools and links to key websites and other important information
  • The opportunity to inter-trade between clients
  • A full time employed Business Advisor to work with the companies on the programme and those that are in the early start stages
  • Support for the first three years of trading with access to services to assist their growth and development

The programme is delivered by 4 full time staff, supported by Associates and Mentors.

Contact us for more information on 01226 773 003, complete the form below or email

Launchpad Request

The Launchpad is supported financially by the European Union and has attracted £2,359,613 investment from the European Regional Development Fund as part of Europe’s support for the regions economic development.


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