Unlock your growth potential with Propel 2 Grow

Do you have aspirations to grow your Lancashire business, but need help to deliver on your potential? The Propel 2 Grow programme might be just what you need to kickstart your growth in 2017.

Lancashire Business Support Programme

Available for businesses throughout Lancashire, Propel 2 Grow is an ERDF / Government Funded Business Support programme, designed to assist small businesses and SMEs in achieving their growth plans.

At Search and More, we are proud to be Propel 2 Grow partners, delivering our expert solutions to Lancashire businesses and helping them achieve real growth.

Who is Propel 2 Grow for?

Propel 2 Grow is designed to help ambitious, growth-ready Lancashire businesses serving the business to business sector, from start-ups to long established SMEs.

The programme is only available for a short time and is geared specifically to SMEs that are not retailers or business-to-consumer focused organisations.

[For the purposes of the programme, small to medium enterprises must employ fewer than 250 full-time people with a turnover of less than £40m.]

What Help is Available from Propel 2 Grow?

By working with Propel 2 Grow partners, such as Search and More, growth ready businesses can receive up to 50% EU funded support, to help them develop a unique solution to their particular needs.

The focus is on flexibility. There is never a one-size-fits-all solution. Propel 2 Grow works with each company to develop a unique solution for them. Working with a dedicated Key Account Manager and Sector Specialist Consultant, such as Search and More, businesses can gain valuable knowledge and support in identify new growth opportunity, delivering more from staff and employees, and discovering issues that might be slowing down the achievement of your growth objectives.

How is Propel 2 Grow support delivered?

Being part of Propel 2 Grow gives you access to a range of seminars and peer-to-peer networking events. These can be used alongside existing support from Boost, to make sure you are on the best possible growth journey for your business.

You will receive access to the right tools, techniques, people and processes that will support you on the road to success. Support is split into 2 phases:

Phase 1 – Discovery & Diagnostic

The first phase is completely free of charge. An expert team will guide you through the process of researching and planning your needs.  Providing all the insight and intelligence to enable you to choose your bespoke Intensive Growth Support delivered in Phase 2.

Phase 2 – Intensive Sector Specific Support

At this stage we will be discussing a tailored, part funded ERDF support package that could be implemented specifically for your business.

This includes consultancy with business specialists in fields such as:

  • Strategy & planning
  • Business performance & improvement processes
  • Human resource management
  • Exploring innovation & competitive advantage
  • Leadership & talent management
  • Marketing and Sales Strategy, skills and implementation
  • Launching new products
  • Resource efficiency and effectiveness

If you already know what type of consultancy support you need, you can choose to embark on Phase 2 only.

How do I make the most of Propel 2 Grow?

To engage on the Propel 2 Grow programme, simply let us know, then we can get the ball rolling for you and help you attain the growth your business deserves

The offer is available to SME companies across Lancashire who have realistic growth potential. Funds are limited and offered on a first come / first served basis. We advise that you move quickly to secure your offer.

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Since working with Jason from Search and More we have built up an excellent relationship with both him and his company. We truly feel that they are interested and committed to improving our on-line presence. From creating our weekly blogs right through to totally re-designing our website to ensure that it is ‘mobile friendly’. I would say that Search and More have become an integral part of our business and I would recommend their services whole heartedly.

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