Bassetlaw businesses set to benefit from launch of Sheffield City Region advice hub

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A new £4.82m service designed to help businesses in Bassetlaw access the best advice to help them grow has officially been launched by the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership.

The Sheffield City Region (SCR) Growth Hub is designed to be a single point of contact for all businesses across the nine local authority SRC areas including Worksop and Retford.

The Growth Hub, which has core funding of £4.82m, acts as a ‘gateway’ for businesses to access specialist support in a number of key areas to enable growth, including innovation, exporting, accessing finance and training.

Businesses can contact the Growth Hub via phone or online.

Head of the SCR Growth Hub, David Grimes, said: “The Growth Hub means that wherever you are in the Sheffield City Region you will have the same access to the same level of support, as we are working with a wide range of partners.

“Whether your business is large or small, new or well-established, you will have just one place to go to find out about, and access, the best possible advice that suits your needs.”

The Growth hub is working with, and will be signposting to, industry experts, including successful companies, consultancies and universities.

Businesses may also be offered direct support and guidance from one of the Growth Hub’s own business growth advisors.

As well as the core funding, the SCR Growth Hub includes a £22m Business Investment Fund, a Skills Bank fund of more than £17m and access to the Sheffield City Region European Structural Funds of approximately £90m.

The Growth Hub can be contacted on 03330 00 00 39 or by emailing growthhub@sheffieldcityregion.org.uk.