Worksop: Local financial expert advising on new £30 million Government scheme

Ultimate Services Group managing director Kurtis-Jay Castle
Ultimate Services Group managing director Kurtis-Jay Castle

A Bassetlaw financial expert is set to deliver strategic start-up advice as part of the Government’s £30 million Growth Vouchers Programme.

Kurtis-Jay Castle, managing director of accredited small business financial advice firm Accountants Department, based in Worksop, is part of a new scheme that aims to help start-ups and SMEs to take on board advice at an early stage via a purpose-built marketplace.

The new Growth Vouchers scheme offers advice and guidance to businesses taking part and subsidies of up to £2,000 towards the cost of that advice to successful applicants.

The programme will then monitor SME performance over the coming years in order to assess the impact that advice has had.

Financial analyst Joel Blake said: “If we can help start-ups in Bassetlaw take their businesses to another level and set them in good stead to become sustainable businesses contributing to the long-term prosperity of Bassetlaw.”

“The Growth Voucher marketplace will hopefully mean taking advice becomes an integral step for people forming a new business, leading to enhanced sustainability and economic growth.”

Businesses that have been running for a year, with fewer than 50 employees, and have not paid for strategic external advice in the past three years will be able to apply for the scheme at