Growth Hub Enhancement Project

The Sheffield City Region Growth Hub Enhancement Project provides a support service bespoke to the needs of your business in order to help your business realise its potential.

What is the Enhancement Project?

With over 425 businesses having already received support in it’s first two years, the Enhancement Project can provide your business with grant support up to £5,000 towards consultancy projects, intensive one-to-one support from a Business Growth Specialist or Key Account Manager or access to free Masterclasses delivered by private sector experts. This support is offered as long as your business:

  • is a Small to Medium Sized Business (SME)
  • is based within the Sheffield City Region
  • is experiencing, or planning for, growth


What can it do for my business?

An initial conversation with a Business Growth Specialist or Key Account Manage will help identify the support your business needs. This could be intensive business support, specialist grant support and/or one-to-many support via a Masterclass.

Intensive business support

A team of Business Growth Specialists and Key Account Managers are able to deliver expert, one-to-one assistance to help you overcome the hurdles to business growth as outlined in your initial conversation.

Specialist grant support

A Specialist Support Grant is another avenue of support available through the Growth Hub Enhancement Project. With a 50% contribution, the Specialist Support Grant is available to support specialist consultancy projects ranging in value from £2,500 – £10,000. This bespoke and practical support will be provided by external private sector consultants and advisors of your choice, who will assist in achieving your goals.

Please Note: Completed applications for Specialist Grant Support will need to be submitted to the Enhancement Project team by the 19th of September 2018. Any applications received after this deadline will not be processed. Please contact a member of our team for more information by email or call on 03330 00 00 39


The Growth Hub Enhancement Project organises and runs Masterclasses throughout Sheffield City Region to provide businesses with free, expert advice and support in an interactive environment.

The content of the Masterclasses is based on demand from SMEs within the Sheffield City Region and is delivered by experts from the private sector.

Find out more and book onto the Masterclasses.

Is it for my business?

  • Are you a Small to Medium Sized Business (SME)?
  • Is your business currently growing or looking to grow?
  • Are you at a point where you need additional support to continue to grow?
  • Do you have a great idea for a new product or service but need advice on how to progress?
  • Do you need to implement a key initiative such as Lean, ISO or CE Marking?
  • Have you considered developing a business strategy, but need help in doing so?
  • Would you benefit from advice on how to engage new customers?

If you answered yes to any of the above then the Sheffield City Region Growth Hub Enhancement Project may be for you.

What next?

Contact the Growth Hub Gateway on 03330 00 00 39 or send them an email to start your Sheffield City Region Growth Hub Enhancement Project journey.



The Sheffield City Region Growth Hub Enhancement Project is delivered jointly by five partners: Sheffield City Region Growth Hub, Business Doncaster, Business Sheffield, Enterprising Barnsley and Rotherham Investment and Development Office (RiDO).

Sheffield City Region Growth Hub Enhancement Project

The Sheffield City Region Growth Hub Enhancement Project is receiving up to £2.7m of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Department for Communities and Local Government (and in London the intermediate body Greater London Authority) is the Managing Authority for the European Regional Development Fund. Established by the European Union, the European Regional Development Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, business, create jobs and local community regenerations. For more information visit https://