Support for Businesses Looking to Grow

If you are an SME based in Sheffield and experiencing or planning  for high growth, we can offer  you a range of support through our Growth Hub Enhancement Project which we deliver in collaboration with the Sheffield City Region Growth Hub. The project gives you access to free, impartial, expert business advice and support to help your business achieve its goals. 

Call 0800 043 55 22 or email businesssheffield@sheffield.gov.uk to speak to one of our advisors.  We will work with you to assess your eligibility, determine your business needs and help develop a plan that will assist you to realise your growth potential. 

What support can the Growth Hub Enhancement Project give you? 

You will work with a dedicated Key Account Manager, who will meet with you to get an understanding of your business and what is needed to help you achieve your goals. The Key Account Manager will then be able to offer you advice on Growth Hub Enhancement Project support streams relevant to your business need, which include intensive one-to-one support, demand led Masterclasses and access to Specialist Support Grants. 

Our masterclass content is guided by local business need. They take place in Sheffield, as well as throughout the Sheffield City Region contributing to your support and with peer networking actively encouraged. 

View available Masterclasses and register your attendance here. 

A Specialist Support Grant is also available through the Growth Hub Enhancement Project. With a 50% contribution, the Specialist Support Grant is available to support specialist consultancy projects ranging in value from £2,500 - £10,000. This bespoke and practical support will be provided by external private sector consultants and advisors of your choice, who will assist in achieving your goals. 

Who’s involved? 

The Sheffield City Region Growth Hub Enhancement Project is delivered jointly by five partners; Sheffield City Region Growth Hub, Business Doncaster, Business Sheffield, Enterprising Barnsley and Rotherham Investment and Development Office (RiDO).

The Sheffield City Region Growth Hub Enhancement Project is receiving up to £2.7m of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Department for Communities and Local Government (and in London the intermediate body Greater London Authority) is the Managing Authority for the European Regional Development Fund. Established by the European Union, the European Regional Development Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, business, create jobs and local community