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Business Growth Scheme


Grant funding

Helping your business to grow is at the heart of our fully comprehensive support package and if you’re a small to medium sized business, based in the Humber region, we can support you with advice, support and grant funding to help you to achieve your growth potential.

We’re aware of the problems businesses can face, so we’ve created a specialist network of support to ensure you have the tools and resources you need, whatever stage your business is at. Helping you gain access to local, regional and national information, advice and guidance – our expert advisors will be with you every step of the way.

We understand that companies are looking for quality, value for money and choice when it comes to development and investment opportunities. The Supply Chain Network provides businesses with information updates, and access to specialist advice that will help support their growth and development.

Find out how we can support your business to take its next steps and unlock growth potential.

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Whether you’ve a single-issue enquiry or want a full diagnostic of your business and its support needs, our experienced team of advisors can work with you to create a tailored package of support, to help accelerate your business growth plans. 

Our advisors will also be able to signpost you to other solutions and relevant support as part of the wider #GrowMySME programme. 

We’ve got an extensive range of support that’s delivered through three key business areas: 

  • Sales and marketing  
  • Business processes  
  • Leadership, innovation and culture 

Our advisors can support you through activities such as:

  • Business Models, Cultures and Structures
  • Business Planning, Goal-Setting and Strategy
  • Marketing and Communications
  • HR, Recruitment and Workforce Development
  • Market and Customer Awareness
  • Sales Processes, Pricing and Pitching
  • Supply Chains and Procurement

Grant Funding

Need funding support to help you grow? We can help you access the grants you need to unlock your growth potential. We’ve already helped over 500 businesses in the Humber region, see how we can help you 

Our Business Growth Grants can fund 40% of the eligible costs of projects up to £5,000. These services could include specialist support to implement new business systems and processes, consultancy advice to attain business accreditations, or the creation of bespoke sales & marketing plans and strategies. 

Do you have the potential to SCALE UP your business?

Do you want to expand into new markets? Could your business benefit from specialist advice and support to unlock its true growth potential?

This programme is designed to support ambitious businesses with the potential and determination to achieve significant sustainable business growth. We can offer a package of fully funded support tailored to the specific needs of the business, comprising some / all of the following: masterclasses, Peer-to-peer board networks, leadership events and 1-2-1 coaching support.


Workshops, masterclasses & events

Our fully funded workshops, masterclasses and briefing programmes can help you develop the skills you need to enhance your business. We have specially selected expert speakers and presenters so you can be confident that you’ll come away from the event with valuable skills and knowledge.

Business Growth Workshops, masterclasses & events

Our range of specialist business support workshops and masterclasses will equip ambitious businesses like yours to grow successfully. All our events are fully funded and based across the Humber region. 


The types of workshops on offer include:

Our extensive programme of events and workshops will give you access to industry knowledge and expertise to help your business grow. Find out more about: 

  • Creating an innovative business model 
  • Strategic marketing and how to create your brand 
  • Managing change in the workplace 
  • Crucial skills for recruiting and personnel development excellence 
  • How to identify, engage and retain customers 
  • The art of selling – how to develop & implement a profitable sales strategy 
  • Sustainable supply chains 
  • Improving efficiency – reduce costs & improve competitiveness. 

We’ve made it simple to access

We’ve already helped a number of businesses on their way to success and want to make it as simple as possible for you to access support too. If you’re interested in attending a bespoke one-to-one session, taking part in one of our workshops or finding out whether you’re eligible for a business grant, just follow our three simple steps:

Step 1.
You’ve found the scheme

Now that you’ve found the scheme that’s right for you, all you need to do is complete the online form to register your interest.

Step 2.
Are you eligible?

95% of SMEs in the Humber region may be eligible to access support. If you’re a business with under 250 full-time equivalent employees you should fit the bill.

Step 3.
Enquire now

Simply complete an Expression of Interest and we’ll check your eligibility for you. One of our advisors will then be in touch to find out how we can help.

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Is your business eligible?

As a minimum, your business must:

  • Be trading in the Humber area – Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, North East Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire
  • Have less than 250 full-time equivalent employees
  • Have a turnover of less than €50m or a balance sheet of less than €43m

If eligible, SMEs will be able to apply for all aspects of the #GrowMySME programme.

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Want to find out more or chat about how we can help?

To find out more about the range of services, events and grants that the programme offers, contact us on our enquire now page or give us a call.

Finance for Growth, ICT for Growth and the Business Growth Scheme are supported by the 2014 to 2020 European Regional Development Fund Programme. These schemes are delivered by Humber Business Growth Hub and Hull City Council, in partnership with East Riding of Yorkshire Council, North Lincolnshire Council, North East Lincolnshire Council and e-factor Group Ltd.