Enterprising Worcestershire business coaching

Enterprising Worcestershire business coaching

If you have launched a business within the last 3 years and are looking to further establish yourself in the market - we can help.

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Early Stage Business Coaching

The specialist coaching support for businesses can help you to establish a strong foundation, help empower you to make informed decisions and guide your business to develop and grow.

Business coaching is available to businesses trading for less than 3 years and will be delivered as bespoke one-to-one support either face-to-face or remotely, whatever suits you best.

The business coaching support is flexible, you can access a minimum of 3 hours and, in some cases up to 10 hours, to meet your business needs.

Am I eligible?

To receive support through the programme, your business must:

  • be a small to medium-sized enterprise (SME)
    • has fewer than 250 employees
    • has either (a) an annual turnover not exceeding £50 million or (b) an annual balance sheet total not exceeding £43 million.
    • 25% or more of the capital or the voting rights in an enterprise falling outside of this definition of SME
  • have a trading address within Worcestershire
  • be trading for up to three years
  • be below the Subsidy Control threshold of £315,000 over the previous three years, including the value of the support

Excluded sectors not eligible for support include

  • Primary agriculture
  • Schools
  • Public sector funded organisations

This support is also available to those looking to start up as a Community Micro-Enterprise (CME) or those that have been operating as a CME for less than 3 years. Full details about CMEs can be found at Community Micro-enterprises.

How this project is funded

This project is part-funded by the UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, Bromsgrove District Council, Malvern Hills District Council, Redditch Borough Council, Worcester City Council, Wychavon District Council and Wyre Forest District Council and Worcestershire County Council. 

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills. For more information, visit UK shared prosperity fund.

Apply now

To express your interest and find out more, contact us today at ew@worcestershire.gov.uk 

What our clients say

Our business Coaching Programme helped local business, Chestnut Infrastructure, to excel. The business has expanded its team, taken on new clients, and gained more confidence in its ability to make decisions since receiving the support.

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