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Invitation to Tender: Create Growth Cohort Programme: Ref T22067

The GC Business Growth Hub wishes to appoint a service provider to enter into a Framework Agreement for the delivery of the Create Growth programme.

GC Business Growth Hub is introducing a support programme specifically targeted at the creative sector. Funded by DCMS, this will complement its existing sector specific programme offerings of:

  • Greater Connected – a cohort programme that helps DCT businesses stabilise, adapt and grow. It is a 2 day programme spread over 2 weeks.
  • Investment Readiness Cohort Programme – a cohort programme for businesses who are investment ready, focusing on equity introduction, equity sources, valuation and pitching.

This programme, Create Growth, will take creative industry businesses through a two-day cohort programme to support their business growth.

Alongside the two-day cohort programme, cohort members will also have the opportunity to access two further coaching days, reflecting on the learnings from the programme in a more focused environment, within smaller groups.

Cohort members will then graduate onto an Investment Readiness programme (delivered in-house by GC Business Growth Hub)


Duration, Budget and Payment

The contract period will be from the award date (approx. 16th Jan 2023 until 31st March 2025, with an option, to be exercised at GM Business Support Limited sole discretion for an additional 6 months.

The likely value of activity under this framework will be between £80,000 and a maximum of £100,000 excluding VAT.


Deadline for Receipt of Tender

Tenders will be accepted until the 13:00 on Friday 16th December 2022.


ITT Documents

You are required to make your ITT submission via the Growth Company Panacea e-tendering platform.   You are required to complete a basic registration as a supplier on with Panacea at the following web address:

Once registered, you will receive an email granting you access to the site. Your ITT submission will be made on the Panacea Portal.

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