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Growing a Business

Building on an existing business

There are many challenges to growing a business, and we appreciate it can often be difficult to plan ahead when you are working on day-to-day tasks. At the Berkshire Growth Hub, we make growth easier by offering a range of tailored support that complements the skills already within your company. This free support includes:

  • Regular high growth workshops on topics including business planning, funding and finance, leadership and management, human resources (HR) and sales and marketing.
  • One-to-one clinics on a range of topics that give you the opportunity to ask our industry experts specific questions.
  • Online information on specific business issues, available through our Information & Resource Tool.
  • Advice and support via telephone or email – You can contact us directly on 01344 388005 or and we can discuss your business needs or assess what support you may be eligible for to help your business grow.
  • A High Growth Programme for eligible businesses with high growth potential – This free programme provides 12 hours of tailored one-to-one support with a business adviser and industry experts.

High Growth Programme

Our High Growth Programme is available for Berkshire businesses with high growth potential and offers 12 hours of tailored one-to-one support with a business adviser and industry experts. The programme includes an in-depth assessment of your business needs, development of a bespoke high growth plan, ongoing support to action your plan and priority access to our masterclasses and advice clinics. You will also benefit from our knowledge of local and national support programmes and funding opportunities.

You can find out more and check the eligibility criteria for this programme here.

Exploring overseas markets

Exporting can be a great way to grow your business. By opening new markets, you can improve profitability and spread risk. If you are thinking of exporting for the first time or looking at exploring a new overseas market, you can find some initial information here, attend our export clinic or contact us to discuss your needs.

Developing a new product or service

A new product or service may help you to sell more to existing customers, or access new markets. Check out our Ideas & Innovation page for some initial advice or contact us directly for more tailored support.

Funding for growth

If you need to raise funds to finance your growth plans, then check out our Finance & Funding page for some initial advice. You can also contact us directly for advice on the options that may be available to you.

Growing your team

If you are looking to grow your team and recruit new talent to move your business forward, we can help. Check out our People & Skills page for some initial advice or contact us directly to discuss your needs and ambitions.

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