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We can help you improve operational efficiency

Resource Efficiency

Specialist support to achieve energy savings through greater efficiency and use of renewables.

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Eco Discovery

Do you want tailored support to increase competiveness and profitability through the development of new products, packaging, processes or services for higher environmental performance?

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Business Strategy

Our business advisors can help you develop your business plan and add a more strategic 360-degree approach to the way your organisation is run, where needed, helping you to achieve clarity, focus and control.

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DIGITAL360

Digital technologies can improve business performance in many ways, from improved sales automation, advanced data capture and super slick customer service, to intelligent project and resource management, and enabling highly-flexible working and fantastic collaboration.

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New Markets & Exporting

We provide the in-depth local and sector insight that you need to unlock new avenues for growth in markets in the UK and beyond.

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Manufacturing & Engineering

We support the manufacturing sector, and your business, to be able to thrive, innovate and compete both locally and on a global scale.  Do you want to increase your productivity and grow?

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Green Technology and Services

We provide specialist support to help SMEs working in, or looking to diversify into, the Green Technology and Services sector.

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Healthcare & Life Sciences

Our Life Sciences service is for SMEs specifically in, or aiming to diversify into, the life sciences sector. Are you looking to break into domestic and international healthcare markets?

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EnterprisingYou

Whether you consider yourself as a business owner, a freelancer or somebody working in the gig economy, EnterprisingYou is a free programme that could support you in your self-employment journey. Delivered by the Growth Company and People Plus, you’ll have access to 1:1 business support, personal financial advice, personal development courses, employment support and more.

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Skills for Growth – SME Support

Skills for Growth – SME Support is a fully funded tailored service to help up-skill your employees and improve business productivity. We’re here to help you grow your business through re-shaping, developing your talent and enhancing your team’s performance

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Technology Adoption Service

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Business Regulation

Starting or managing a business can be confusing and locating accurate information to understand which regulations affect your business can be expensive if you get it wrong. We are well placed to provide a single point of access for advice covering all types of regulatory compliance including food safety, health & safety, trading standards and fire safety.

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