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Growing your business


The following organisation can offer support if you are looking to develop and expand your business:


Business Survival Toolkit


Designed for arts, heritage and creative organisations, this website provides the tools you need to help your business plan adapt and grow. Whether you are self-employed, run a small creative team, or manage a cultural business of two hundred people, this toolkit is for you. It offers hands-on tools to help with the big decisions you make every day.


The Growth Hub


As part of the Growth Hub service, officers from the Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce are available to provide face-to-face advice to local businesses and to signpost them to specialised support. If your business needs a helping hand to get onto an advice programme or to apply for grant aid, then a Chamber-hosted Growth Hub advisor can help you.


If you would like a free of charge appointment with a Growth Hub advisor, to discuss what options are available to support the growth of your business, please contact the Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Business Helpline on 0300 111 8002 and ask for a referral. 


This programme is funded by the Regional Growth Fund (RGF)


Growth Accelerator


Part of the Business Growth Service.


GrowthAccelerator will help you get to the heart of the barriers that are holding your business back and work alongside you to identify the steps you need to take to achieve your next phase of growth.


GrowthAccelerator provides a framework to help you:

  • Build a successful growth strategy
  • Discover new routes to funding and investment
  • Unlock innovation
  • Harness the power of your people


You’ll work with a Growth Manager to develop your growth plan, who will then be with you throughout your involvement with GrowthAccelerator.

BCRS Business Loans


BCRS provides business loans ranging from £10,000 to £100,000, to provide access to finance to enable businesses to grow and prosper. It is specifically designed to meet the needs of businesses unable to get loans from traditional sources.


They offer loans to businesses making a positive contribution to the social, environmental or economic well-being of the West Midlands.


A BCRS loan can be used for a wide range of projects including working capital, purchasing equipment, start-ups, recruitment and marketing.

Manufacturing Advisory Centre


Part of the Business Growth Service.


An impartial and practical business support service for manufacturing businesses, helping them to improve and grow.


A dedicated advisor can work with you to create business and product strategies, as well as reduce waste and maximise profitability. They can provide a free review of your business to identify priority areas and then support you in sourcing funding for improvements.



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