What is Elevate?

Elevate is an exclusive and unique offer for successful applicants to gain high quality, specialist business support to help their business go much further. The programme is for established SME’s in Worcestershire who have been operating successfully and have an ambitious mindset for further growth. Ideally trading for a minimum of three years, with 5+ employees, the next step will bring new challenges and require innovative solutions.

Is Elevate for your Business?

You may have a clear vision as to where your business can go but would value support to structure your plans, face the challenges and identify solutions.  Or the Covid -19 crisis may have set you back or caused you to view your business and it’s future differently. A new strategy may be required and Elevate can support you to identify and implement the best route to getting your business back on track. Either way, if you have the commitment to drive it forward then Elevate is the programme to take your business to the next level.

Elevate – The Launch

Elevate was launched at two exclusive Growth Challenge events featuring Mark Wright winner of The Apprentice 2014 and delivered by BizSmart Ltd. Hear below what Mark had to say about Elevate and from two of the businesses inspired to join the programme.

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Mark Wright – The Apprentice Winner

What Elevate Can Offer

Take a look at our first Growth Challenge and hear from Elevate Programme Manager Wendy Garrad.

Elevate will support the development of a unique, tailored plan to stabilise, strengthen and scale your business. We recognise that different business sectors face different challenges and to ensure the support available is as valuable and appropriate as possible we will contract with sector experts to provide informed and bespoke advice and guidance. This may include:

improving productivity

increasing efficiencies

creating a growth culture

identifying priorities

improving processes

revisiting financial plans

developing the skills to continue growing

re-evaluating market position

On completing the support programme SMEs may apply for grant funding to continue their growth.

What Next?

Elevate is a selective programme for businesses demonstrating the motivation and vision for a successful future. Worcestershire County Council and Worcestershire Business Central (WBC) are inviting a select number of business owners looking to strengthen or scale to an informative and inspirational Business Futures Workshop. Contact WBC for more information.

Is Your Business Eligible?

Check if your business meets the ERDF eligibility criteria:

Based and trading in Worcestershire

Business to business

With fewer than 250 employees

Turnover and balance sheet

Find out more about the Elevate Programme 

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