What is Growth Works?

Growth Works is a transformational business growth programme for businesses in Cambridgeshire & Peterborough.

As part of Growth Works, our Growth Coaching team supports rapidly growing and growth ambitious businesses -across all industries – to accelerate and sustain their growth success.

Backed by the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority and Business Board, our programme is complemented by three other services that we will link you with, should the support align with your growth objectives:

  • Inward investment service
    Foreign investment and international expansion into the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough region
  • Skills service
    Supporting you to develop plans for short and long-term talent development in your business, including apprenticeship programmes
  • Equity funding
    Be supported in accessing equity investment funds to support the growth of your business

Having helped over 22,000 businesses across the UK to grow and scale, our Growth Coaching service will start with an online diagnostic to tell us a bit more about your business and your ambitions. This will inform a 1-to-1 business review with you and your dedicated Growth Advisor, who will build a tailored support programme based on the challenges you face.

This includes access to over £6m in grant funding, to support your investment in growth through 50% match funding basis.

Plus… it is available at absolutely no cost to you.

Who is it for?

Our mission is to help businesses grow faster. We have baseline criteria, in that you must be located in the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough region, have between 3-249 employees (i.e. an SME) and be a rapidly growing or growth ambitious business.

Overall, we will be evaluating key criteria, including your programme suitability, potential for scale, innovative value proposition and job growth.

However, we are fully committed to offering an inclusive service, and guarantee that no business will leave us empty handed. If you are not yet suitable for the programme, we still have a wealth of fully funded support to get you on the right track.

So it truly is a win:win situation.