Free post-lockdown business recovery scheme launched in Sheffield City Region

Businesses in the Sheffield City Region are being offered a helping hand to recover from lockdown with free intensive support.

Thursday, 14th May 2020, 1:59 pm
Updated Friday, 22nd May 2020, 1:23 pm

Sheffield City Region Growth Hub’s ‘Re-Start to Growth’ initiative is aimed at firms making significant losses or closure due to the pandemic.

It offers two days with a growth specialist offering advice on planning, sales and marketing, operations, financial advice, skills and digital know-how.

James Muir, chair of the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership, said: “Following the impact of coronavirus, many businesses are finding that they are facing difficulties and need expert advice and support – this is where we can help.

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James Muir.

“By drawing on the expertise of our advisers, business owners can address their key challenges and we can provide essential guidance when and where it is most needed.”

Re-Start to Growth starts with bosses talking to a Growth Hub adviser to identify their biggest challenges before an action plan is drawn up. The business can also be signposted to other support to aid recovery.

Mr Muir added: “Growth Hub advisers all have many years of industry experience, from manufacturing and the service sector to finance and international operations and offer an independent, impartial perspective which can make all the difference.”

If further help is required the Re-Start to Growth+ (Plus) offers two more days of support.

Mr Muir added: “The Growth Hub acts as a ‘gateway’ so that your business can access support when you need it the most and within the shortest timeframe.”

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