Our Services

Free business support to help Berkshire businesses grow

Whether you are an established business with ambitious growth plans, a new start-up or an entrepreneur looking to turn your ideas into a viable business, we can help. At the Berkshire Growth Hub, we offer one-to-one expert advice, specialist business support programmes and a range of events – all free of charge. 

We have experienced and approachable business advisers and a network of industry experts, who can help your business grow, increase productivity and profitability. In fact, 91% of clients feel the support received from the Berkshire Growth Hub has had a positive impact on their business (Evaluation Survey 2019). 

We provide various levels of business support and a range specialist support programmes to meet your needs. We offer:

Online information and resources

You can access some initial business advice and resources via our online Information & Resource Tool in the Get Support section of this website. This easy to use tool provides instant access to information, templates and useful websites on various topics, from starting a business and finding premises to exporting and intellectual property.

Support via telephone or email

You can contact us directly on 01344 388005 or info@berkshirebusinesshub.co.uk and one of our business advisers can provide you with information, discuss your business needs, advise on funding options and assess what support you may be eligible for.

Free events

We deliver a comprehensive programme of one-to-one clinics and half-day masterclasses on a range of business topics, from digital marketing, exporting and business law to funding, accounting and HR. Click here to view our forthcoming events.

Help to start a business

If you are looking to start a business, our free five-week Pre-accelerator Programme will provide you with the knowledge you need to turn your idea into a viable business. This course covers everything from creating a business plan and finding funding to pitching your business and developing sales and marketing strategies.

You can also find instant information and resources on starting a business via our online tool here or you can contact the National Business Helpline for advice on freephone: 0800 998 1098.

High Growth Programme: One-to-one support

We offer a High Growth Programme for eligible Berkshire-based businesses with high growth potential. This free programme provides 12 hours of tailored one-to-one support with an experienced business adviser and industry experts to help your business grow. This is the highest level of support we offer and includes business coaching, an in-depth assessment of your business needs, development of a high growth plan, priority access to our events and peer-to-peer networking. You will also benefit from our knowledge of funding opportunities.

ScaleUp Berkshire Programme

The ScaleUp Berkshire programme is for businesses which have achieved a 20% growth rate year-on-year, for the past three years, and have an annual turnover of over £1m.

Monthly newsletter

Our newsletter, which is sent out via email, provides information on the latest news, events and support available to Berkshire businesses as well as updates on our services. You can sign up to receive the newsletter here.