Growth Hub Week to support small businesses

Growth Hub Week to support small businesses

Businesses across the UK are being urged to tap into the support on offer from local Growth Hub’s as part of Growth Hub Week this week.

Growth Hub Week will celebrate the completion of the growth hub network which sees a live hub in each of the 39 LEP areas, covering 100% of the registered business population in England.

The week will raise the profile of growth hubs and the work they do to help local businesses start, grow and prosper.

Growth hubs work with local and national, public and private sector partners - such as universities, enterprise zones and banks to promote, coordinate and deliver business support.

They are locally driven, locally owned and at the heart of the government’s plan to ensure business support is simpler, more joined up and easier to access.

Business minister Anna Soubry said: “Small businesses are the beating heart of our economy and this government continues to build the right environment for them to thrive.

“We will keep cutting red tape and business taxes, improving access to finance and broadband, and taking forward the measures in the Enterprise Act to cement our position as the best place in Europe to do business.

“Growth Hubs have already helped thousands of businesses and, with the full network up and running, every registered business in England can access the expertise they need to succeed. 

“They will help entrepreneurs boost their business and create more jobs for people in the local area.”

The Department for Business is encouraging you all to show support for local businesses by tweeting throughout the week using #GrowthHubs and backing your local growth hub.

You can find your local growth hub by using the growth hub finder http:www.lepnetwork.netgrowth-hubs.