If you are a business based in England with less than 250 employees you may be eligible for matched funding for strategic advice.
The scheme was announced at the beginning of 2014 when £30m was pledged to support SME’s with their growth planning. The scheme has been extended to March 2015 so you need to act quickly to get your share of the funding.
Growth Vouchers are now available to any business with fewer than 250 employees that is based in England, is independent and has a turnover of less than £50m. Those eligible will now be able to claim up to £2,000 matched funding to obtain strategic advice on finance and cash flow, recruitment and staff development, improving leadership and management skills, marketing including attracting and keeping customers and making the most of digital marketing. This means for example, if you pledge to spend £500 you could get £500 from the government.
To apply for your Growth Voucher visit www.gov.uk/apply-growth-vouchers. You need to have a few things to hand such as your Companies House number, VAT or unique tax reference number if you have them and it should take less than 10 minutes to apply. Once you have your Growth Voucher you can contact your local Growth Voucher provider through the Enterprise Nation Marketplace or contact Susan who is an authorised Growth Voucher Adviser via https://marketplace.enterprisenation.com/marketplaces/businesses/5659 or by calling 07510 692969 so she can help you with your application