New Business


Are you thinking of setting up a business? Or already taking the first steps with your own company? Wherever you are on the journey to being a successful entrepreneur, South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority Growth Hub can help you.

To make that happen the Growth Hub is working with a range of organisations and individuals to encourage entrepreneurship and provide important support for Start-Up businesses whilst enabling early stage businesses to be sustainable longer term and to grow.

Support for Start-Ups

Transform SY

A virtual programme to bring together entrepreneurs from across the region and support their growth – has now opened applications, you have until 17th December to apply.

They welcome business owners from all walks of life, ages and backgrounds, and located anywhere within South Yorkshire. They are looking for 20 high-growth and high-potential entrepreneurs to join the programme, and your business must be tech-focused (whether digital, software, materials, hardware or any other kind of technology).

The programme is a six-month bespoke, one-to-one accelerator, and offers:

  • Fully funded growth support for anyone looking to transform their business. They will support any growth goals, whether fundraising, revenue growth or building a team.
  • Intensive entrepreneurial mindset development, to create the region’s entrepreneurial leaders of the future.
  • A supportive community, cross-pollinated with opportunities from their other accelerators.

If this opportunity is of interest, then head over to their website:

Tap into TEAM SY

TEAM SY is here to help you navigate the tech start-up ecosystem.

If you’re a tech entrepreneur at any stage, and you’re wondering what business support is available in the South Yorkshire, we can help, visit


One of the key business support programme for new businesses is Launchpad. This is a £3.5m initiative across the City Region being led by the award winning team at Enterprising Barnsley, in partnership with the Princes Trust, Business Doncaster and several other key partners across the whole of the region.

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Y Accelerator

In addition to Launchpad – Entrepreneurs and Start-up businesses will be able to apply to the Y Accelerator programme, where up to 10 individuals, teams or companies in the Sheffield City Region with new business ideas will benefit from a three-month intensive business support programme and the chance to win investment in your business idea to kick start those with the most potential for growth.

Scale Up 360

Focussed on providing support to new businesses specifically with high growth potential, Scale Up 360 is managed by a team at Sheffield Hallam University and offers support to the whole of the region.

If you are interested in the Launchpad or the Y Accelerator, or just looking to start up your own business contact the South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority Growth Hub team today to find out what support is available for you.

360 Digital Innovation for Growth – Free digital support

Digital Innovation for Growth (DIfG) is a free service that helps SMEs in SouthYorkshire (as well as Chesterfield, North-East Derbyshire, Derbyshire Dales, Bolsover and Bassetlaw) make the most of digital technology, so you can grow your business, improve your products or services, maximise efficiency and adopt new ways of working.

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National Business Support

But if you are unsure and cannot decide if starting a business is right for you to start with, you can begin by getting advice from the Government’s National Business Support Helpline; a dedicated helpline that provides initial advice and support and can explain what’s on offer, particularly for those that are thinking about starting up in business.

Business Support Helpline (England):

Telephone: 0800 998 1098, Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm

You can also call us on 03330 00 00 39 and we can help you to get started.

Contact The Growth Hub

To speak to one of our advisors, call:

03330 00 00 39

or email:

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Working with an advisor from the Sheffield City Region Growth Hub, the company developed a revised marketing plan based on a separate focus and approach to the three core markets of schools, business and domestic.

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