The Growth Hub’s key business support programme for new businesses is Launchpad. This is a £4m initiative across the City Region, part funded by the European Regional Development Fund, and led by the award winning team at Enterprising Barnsley in partnership with the Princes Trust, Doncaster MBC, Sheffield CC, Rotherham MBC, Bassetlaw District Council and Derbyshire Dales District Council.

What is Launchpad?

The Launchpad programme provides free support to pre-start and new businesses in the Sheffield City Region. It is a new, fully inclusive programme designed to help ambitious entrepreneurs set up and run successful businesses and support SMEs under 2 years old to take the next step and grow their business.

The £4 million programme is delivered across the Sheffield City Region through a collaboration with the local authorities and Princes Trust. Developed in partnership with the Growth Hub, Launchpad brings together a wide range of start-up support services including access to free workshops and events and one to one support from business advisors and mentors.

Is Launchpad for you?

  • Have you always wanted to work for yourself but don’t know where to start?
  • Do you have a great idea for a new product or service but don’t know how to get it to market?
  • Have you already started a business part-time whilst working and wondered if you could make it a success full-time?
  • Do you want to know how to grow your business?
  • Have you taken your business as far as you can on your own and now need to employ staff?

If you answered yes to any of the above then Launchpad is for you.

Wherever you are on the journey to being a successful entrepreneur, we can help. Contact us for information now on 03330 00 00 39


Launchpad Mentoring is a free service that can be accessed alongside the support you receive from your Launchpad business advisor or you can choose to work solely with a mentor for now and still access other Launchpad services in the future.

Mentoring is an opportunity for you to gain insights and support from an experienced entrepreneur who knows what it is like to start and grow a successful business.  Having a mentor is an opportunity to learn from someone who has been there and done it!  It provides a unique opportunity and significant value for your business.

Whether you are considering starting your own business, have a business that is experiencing problems, are ready to expand, or need a person who can be used as a sounding board, the Mentoring programme can help.

Find out about the Mentoring Service here..


If you would like to know more about how you can benefit from the Mentoring programme please contact the Mentoring Team on:

Telephone 01302 736062