Business Growth Service

UK government funding

to grow your business

“Helped me think and plan strategically, to sell my services at high value and build relationships with suppliers to grow. I have increased exponentially, with operations across East and West Midlands. ”

Owner, Dentspeed

Business Growth Service

The Business Growth Service is a UK government funded support package for those organisations seeking to grow a minimum of 20% year on year, and employ staff as a result.

The aim of the support is to identify the barriers to your growth, and provide you with expert assistance to overcome them.

Who Can Apply?

The qualification criteria, as set by the government, is that you must;

  • Employ less than 250 full time employees
  • Have less than £40m turnover
  • Be based in England

The support available is extensive, and well worth exploring.

Expert services to overcome barriers to growth

Expert advice and support is available to help you define and overcome barriers to growth. These include support in the following areas;

  • Business Coaching
  • Access to finance
  • Developing new ideas (innovation)
  • Manufacturing
  • Exporting
  • Building networks

Development of leadership and management skills

Having the right leadership/management skills is crucial to a business’ ability to grow and develop. Typically those in management have little to no management training or development.

As approved government Business Growth Service leadership specialists, we are able to tailor a leadership and management development programme to your needs. This includes focussed training to help drive your business forward.

The funding allows any senior manager involved in a key and strategic role to gain match funding of up to £2000 per person.

Find out more

A quick phone conversation will be enough to see whether you can apply.

We will ask you about your growth aspirations, barriers to growth (we can help you assess these) and the type of support you feel would be beneficial.

Provided you meet the requirements, we manage the process and get you started on your growth journey as quickly as possible.


As part of the November 2015 Spending Review settlement, the government has decided to wind down the national delivery of the Business Growth Service.

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) yesterday issued a formal instruction to providers of the Business Growth Service:

  • not to enter into any further contractual commitments with customers after 23:59 Monday 30 November;
  • that all contractual commitments should be honoured, as long as all support and related activity is completed by 31 March 2016.