Am I Eligible?

Any Berkshire business can benefit from our first tier of free support. This service includes the advice on this website, our events and our half-day workshops. The best way to stay informed about this support is to sign up for our newsletter here.

Our separate High Growth service is available to a small number of businesses that meet certain eligibility criteria. This service is free and includes tailored business support.

To qualify for our High Growth business support, you need to:

  • Be a high growth business with the potential to grow significantly over the next two to three years.
  • Be an innovation-led start-up with intellectual capital to underpin the business.
  • Have ambitious plans to address an identified market need.
  • Have the potential for a scalable business model.
  • Have the potential to create new jobs.
  • Employ fewer than 250 staff and;
  • Either have a turnover of no more than €50m (approx. £44m) or a current balance sheet of €43m (approx. £38m)
  • Not be more than 25% owned by a firm who do not comply with the preceding criteria.
  • ERDF ineligible sectors are: banking & insurance, retail, child minding or nurseries, fishery and aquaculture sectors, primary production, processing and marketing of agricultural products/ raw food, the coal, steel and shipbuilding sectors, the synthetic fibres sector, or education or an area supported by a local authority

You can be at any stage of business including pre-revenue and support is not industry specific.

If your business fulfils the above criteria, please register now by clicking here.