The business is growth

The Sheffield City Region ‘Growth Hub’ is open to all businesses whether just launching, or larger more established companies looking for help with Accessing Finance, Skills and Training, Exporting or Innovation. With plans to help create 6,000 businesses by 2022 and with several key aims being to cultivate entrepreneurial activity, increase the start-up rate, and grow the Sheffield City Region.

The Growth Hub operates a central Gateway across the City Region where the first contact is via telephone/email with a bank of skilled advisors. Specialist advisors can also be called in from the private sector, including finance experts who can advise and support on raising business finance.

Paul Houghton, LEP Board Member instrumental in bringing the Growth Hub to Sheffield said…

‘The launch of the Growth Hub marks a hugely important milestone for business support across our region. We now have specialist advisors and a range of programmes in place, all aimed at providing growth support for businesses and, critically, all of this support is designed to be of a consistent and high standard across the entire region and can be accessed through a single online gateway. However, we’re not stopping here: over the next two years we will be extending and growing the range of business support activities as we lead the development of a world class Growth Hub.’

Paul Houghton – LEP board member, chair of the Business Growth Executive Board and Managing Partner of Grant Thornton in Sheffield.

The team is now in place and are ready to take calls from businesses looking for advice and support.

The Growth Hub can be contacted on –

Freephone: 0800 043 55 22


We are also available on social media –

Twitter – @SCRGrowthHub

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