Growing your business

If you are looking at growing your business in Burnley there are various sources of help and support available. The right type of support depends on the size of your business, what stage of growth you are at and what you are aiming to achieve. Listed below are some of the organisations who can offer advice and guidance on business growth.

Boost Business Growth Support

Boost is known as Lancashire’s Business Growth Hub. Whether you’re growing a new business, scaling up a large organisation or simply looking for information on what business support is available, the dedicated Boost Growth Support Service can help.

Developing your business with UCLan

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) offers a wide range of specialist business support aimed at helping businesses and organisations to grow, develop and thrive. Their team of experts can help you to expand your business through projects and dedicated business support. To find out more about what’s on offer, visit the UCLan website.

East Lancs Chamber of Commerce

Each Chamber of Commerce is a local hub to access a broad offer of business support. This includes how to grow your business by growing your market, your profile and your bottom line. The Chamber can also help you to connect your business through networking events and offers many other services including training and seminars. Membership fees and benefits are all detailed on the Chamber website.

Innovate UK EDGE

If you are an established innovative small to medium sized business with great potential, Innovate UK Edge can help you to take the next step on your growth journey by identifying your growth stage and how they can help.

Innovate UK EDGE empowers innovation-driven businesses to grow at pace and achieve their ambitions. Dedicated innovation and growth specialists work together with your business to gain an intimate understanding of your needs. They will then help you to identify the most effective strategy to accelerate your business growth and maximise its potential.

Department for Business and Trade (DBT) – International Trade Services

Before entering any new international market, it is essential to make informed decisions based on knowledge, research and strategic planning. International Trade Services offer fully-funded impartial advice through their team of trade and e-commerce advisers to nurture your international ambitions.

International Trade Services deliver a number of programmes to assist companies realise their full international potential and growth aspirations.

Eligible companies will be assigned a dedicated International Trade Adviser to help build an effective export strategy, develop an international network and achieve commercial success overseas.

To find out more about the Department for Business and Trade and it’s services visit their website.