Variety of Support available for Worcestershire Businesses

Worcestershire businesses are being reminded that there is a variety of support available to help them grow.

Via the Worcestershire Growth Hub, businesses can access a range of support to help them grow, expand their opportunities and upskill their workforce.

Below you can find details about the current support programmes which could be of interest to your organisation. If you would like to find out more about any of these schemes, follow the links below, or contact the Worcestershire Growth Hub team on the details below.

Phone – 01905 672700 or Email – info@worcestershiregrowthhub.co.uk 


Small Business Coaching

If you have launched a business within the last 3 years and are looking to further establish yourself in the market, Enterprising Worcestershire’s Coaching Programme can help you to do just that.

The fully funded programme can help you to establish a strong foundation, empower you to make informed decisions and guide your business to develop and grow.

Its flexible delivery means you can access up to 10 hours of support which can be delivered either face-to-face or remotely, whatever suits you best.

To find out more, visit Free Business Coaching for UK Business Owners — RWC (realworldconsultancy.org)

This programme is part-funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) and Worcestershire County Council. Worcestershire County Council is delivering and managing this project on behalf of the Worcestershire District Councils.

Supporting your journey to Net Zero

The Net Zero Worcestershire Programme offers fully funded decarbonisation reviews to eligible Small and Medium Enterprises across the county.

The support, delivered by dedicated specialists, will show you how and where to effectively move forward on reducing your emissions. Having data at your fingertips allows you to make informed decisions on how best to save money and reduce your carbon emissions.

Up to £10,000 in grant funding is also available for businesses to implement energy efficient initiatives. The amount available with vary depending on your area, due to funding.

Why now?

Cutting your carbon footprint brings a host of benefits, not only to the environment, but to your organisation in terms of efficiency, resilience, competitiveness, positive branding, and cost savings.

Time to act

Full eligibility criteria and application details can be found at Net Zero Worcestershire support | Worcestershire County Council.

This programme is part-funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) and Worcestershire County Council. Worcestershire County Council is delivering and managing this project on behalf of the Worcestershire District Councils.

Free access to an online decarbonisation portal for Worcestershire organisations

Worcestershire County Council is supporting organisations and businesses across Worcestershire to reduce their carbon emissions to help move towards the net zero carbon target. Free access is being given to a select number of businesses and organisations to an online portal, which helps make monitoring and reporting carbon emissions simpler.

The software, run by Climate Essentials, allows organisations and businesses to upload energy, water, waste, transport, and supply chain emissions. Through the portal, you will have the ability to actively track carbon spending and saving over a period; will be able to determine a baseline for carbon emissions, and benchmark against similar businesses/organisations.

You can learn more by visiting, Worcestershire Decarbonisation portal | Worcestershire County Council.