Get help in growing your business

If you are thinking about starting or growing a business, we can help.

We offer free, impartial business advice and support services for small-to-medium sized businesses in Berkshire. Whether you need advice on starting your business or you are an established business looking to grow, access funding, break into overseas markets, restructure, expand your team or simply need advice on a specific business challenge, we can help.

At the Growth Hub, we have business advisers who are experienced in helping businesses at all stages of development as well as specific support programmes, a network of industry experts, useful resources and free events to help your business grow and thrive. 

We provide:

  • Initial business advice and resources via our online Information & Resource Tool (see below), which provides instant access to information, templates and useful websites on various topics.
  • Advice and support via telephone or email – You can contact us directly on 01344 388005 or and we can provide you with information, discuss your business needs or assess what support you may be eligible for.
  • Events – One-to-one clinics and half-day masterclasses on a range of business topics, from digital marketing and business law to funding, accounting and HR. Click here to view our forthcoming events.
  • Help for those looking to start a business – Our free five-week Pre-accelerator Programme is designed to provide you with the knowledge you need to turn your idea into a viable business.
  • 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 to help your Berkshire business grow.
  • The ScaleUp Berkshire programme 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. 

National Business Support Helpline

For help to answer your questions about starting and running your business.

0300 456 3565
Email Enquiries

Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm

Information & Resource Tool

Our online search tool can provide you with some initial business advice. This easy to use tool will help you instantly access information and resources on a range of subjects, from starting or growing a business to accessing funding, grants, marketing, business planning, intellectual property, networking, recruitment and exporting.

In addition, you can call us on 01344 388005 if you have any questions, would like to discuss a specific business challenge or need more information.

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