Worcestershire businesses have been able to secure survival, achieve growth plans and improve their efficiency thanks to the Professional Business Advisor programme, delivered by the Worcestershire Growth Hub.
The professional business advisor programme is a scheme where local businesses can access free advice, guidance or services from a range of expert advisers. The programme delivers tailored support to each business across key areas such as workforce planning, IT systems, financial advice, marketing and more.
The programme was created back in 2020 in the height of the pandemic when many businesses were facing a plethora of challenges. 3 years into the scheme, we are proud to announce that over 600 businesses have benefitted from the support.
Businesses who have taken part in the scheme confirmed the value the programme has added to their business, leaving feedback such as “The advice and support was tailored to suit our business needs”, “it has been invaluable for us” and “Thank you to Worcestershire Growth Hub for providing the Business Advisor programme, which was extremely reassuring at such an uncertain time”.
Looking to continue the support offering, the Worcestershire Growth Hub is planning to deliver future phases of the Professional Advisor Programme in 2023 and beyond to help even more Worcestershire businesses.
Luke Willetts, Deputy CEO of the Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership and Worcestershire Growth Hub, said: “The Professional Business Advisor programme has been a fantastic success and a fundamental support tool for many businesses, providing them with support and guidance which has benefited their business, during a challenging time.
“I am pleased we have been able to support over 600 businesses so far, but I am even more pleased to say that this isn’t the end for the programme, and we are looking to continue the programme and encourage any Worcestershire business to contact the Growth Hub and register your interest.”