Growth Programme

Inverclyde Business Growth Programme

Fast-track the growth of your business with this fully funded 8-week business support programme.

Delivered by inspirent on behalf of Inverclyde Council.

Our goal is to provide you with the expert support and guidance that will motivate you towards making the changes necessary, for both you and your business to thrive.

Implementation Grant: please see details below.

This programme is funded by the UK Prosperity Fund #UKSPF

Growth Programme

Inverclyde Business Growth Programme

Inverclyde Business Growth Programme

Fast-track the growth of your business with this fully funded 8-week business support programme.

Delivered by inspirent on behalf of Inverclyde Council.

Our goal is to provide you with the expert support and guidance that will motivate you towards making the changes necessary, for both you and your business to thrive.

Implementation Grant: please see details below.

This programme is funded by the UK Prosperity Fund #UKSPF

What’s it all about?

We are delighted to launch the Inverclyde Business Growth Programme.

We are delighted to launch the Inverclyde Business Growth Programme.

Commencing February 2024, we’re offering a comprehensive 8-week programme featuring a mixture of face-to-face and online Zoom sessions.

These sessions are tailored to support ambitious and established Inverclyde based businesses, who are keen to achieve further growth.

Participants will receive a wealth of insight and support from our industry experts, across different themed workshops and one-to-ones. All sessions are structured to help you identify and apply the necessary changes that your business needs to thrive.

Overview

Take your organisation to the next level.

Take your organisation to the next level.

Throughout the Growth Programme, we guide you in creating bespoke action plans that will help take your business to the next level.

As the programme concludes, we host our last face-to-face session to reflect, discuss and exchange your identified actions, with fellow participants.

You’ll leave this programme with newfound knowledge, a variety of different approaches to use, and a supportive network of like-minded individuals, to further grow your business.

How it works

Expert-themed Workshops & 1:1s.

Expert-themed Workshops & 1:1s.

Each week you will participate in a different expert-themed workshop, with group sessions delivered by a specialist covering a specific theme.

Workshops are held on a Thursday morning (0930hrs – 1230hrs) and begin on 1st February 2024, through to 27th March 2024. Each workshop will last for three hours and you’ll then have a follow-up 1:1 meeting with each theme expert over the next days (one hour long via Zoom). These 1:1s are individual sessions with the theme expert and help you to apply the workshop learnings into your own business.

Around 50% of workshops are in-person events at The Beacon Arts Centre in Greenock. The remaining 50% of workshops are delivered via Zoom. Please click on the blue timetable download button (below) for full details of the sessions and location. We hope this blended approach offers the best of both worlds by combining online efficiency, with valuable face-to-face time amongst your colleagues. Please note: all 1:1 sessions are held via Zoom.

  • Expert-themed workshops will help challenge and inspire you, bringing new insights and perspectives to your business.

  • 1:1 meetings will provide you with an opportunity to discuss and identify your specific issues with each industry expert. They will support you and help you build a bespoke Action Plan for your business.

Register your interest.

Are you and your business ready to grow?

Timings.

You will have a one-to-one with each theme expert via Zoom. These will be scheduled for the week following each workshop and last one hour. Each expert will invite you to book a suitable session time online in advance.

Please download the programme timetable for full details and dates.

Themes

Welcome & Growth Mindset

Finance & Funding

Business Strategy

Innovation

Marketing

Digital Marketing

Net Zero & Sustainability

Action Plan & Finding Solutions

How you will benefit

How will this programme benefit me?

How will this programme benefit me?

Our goal is to provide you with the expert support and guidance that will motivate you towards making the changes necessary, for both you and your business to thrive.

Our goal is to provide you with the expert support and guidance that will motivate you towards making the changes necessary, for both you and your business to thrive.

One of the key benefits of this Business Growth Programme is the Peer-to-Peer support. You’ll have access to a safe and trusted environment to share challenges and learn new approaches, by networking with like-minded business owners.

You’ll benefit from unrivalled access to a team of experts with expertise covering the common themes businesses like yours actively seek help with. With over 35 years’ experience, inspirent has the knowledge and capability to support the growth of ambitious, small and medium sized business.

How will this programme benefit my business?

How will this programme benefit my business?

Your company will have a newly energised and focused leader driving the business forward.

Your company will have a newly energised and focused leader driving the business forward.

You will be heavily solutions focused, enabling you to manage challenges with greater confidence, and to make more informed decisions for your company.

Along with the support from industry experts and your peers, your structured Action Plans will be ready to implement, to meet your business objectives.

Implementation Grant

An Inverclyde Council grant of £1,000 will be awarded to each participant, upon successful completion of the programme.

An Inverclyde Council grant of £1,000 will be awarded to each participant, upon successful completion of the programme.

Please note: The grant is only a contribution towards funding of the eligible costs of implementing the recommendations from the programme.

This grant will only be paid for costs deemed eligible by Inverclyde Council, on the condition that the programme is completed with an attendance rate of at least 90%.

Eligibility Criteria.

The Business Growth Programme is open to ambitious companies, who are headquartered within the Inverclyde region, and seek significant growth.

Applicants must be organisational leaders.

In addition, applicants must:

  • Operate from commercial premises and be registered with the Non-Domestic Rates Office within Inverclyde Council.

  • Have a minimum of £100,000 annual turnover.

  • Employ a minimum of one person.

  • Not be involved in any activities such as gambling or other industries that could be deemed unethical.

  • Be able to attend at least 90% of the programme.

Enquiry Form

Need more information? Enquire today.

Need more information? Enquire today.

If you need additional information about our Inverclyde Business Growth Programme, feel free to reach out. You can email us at the address below, give us a call, or complete the form. We’re here to help!

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People Talk.

Just some of the comments from previous inspirent Business Growth Programmes.

Testimonials

“The inspirent team are amazing!”

“The inspirent team are amazing!”

The team at inspirent are amazing. They really listen to your needs and go above and beyond to get you in front of the right people.

I recently took part in their Accelerator course, having a lot of fears and worries about the future their solutions were simple and digestible but more importantly they built my confidence beyond belief by meeting me at where I’m at and building me from there. I have gained so much insight and so many contacts that I do believe anything is achievable now.

Testimonials

“Really supportive and helpful staff”

“Really supportive and helpful staff”

I was lucky enough to be part of the Social Enterprise Accelerator course within South Lanarkshire. As always, there was a little trepidation in starting, worrying whether this course would be a good use of time but there was definitely no need to worry. This was a fantastic course to be part of, and every single workshop added value to my organisation, and this was enhanced by the ability to have 1-1 support from each of the workshop leaders.

Donna was really good at making sure we were all getting the support we needed throughout the course. She was really approachable and clearly passionate about her work. An added and unexpected bonus of this program was how it was facilitated to support us to build a community of businesses. We felt comfortable being open and honest which led to a wealth of knowledge and experience being shared and this was priceless!

Testimonials

“Absolutely wonderful services offered…”

“Absolutely wonderful services offered…”

Absolutely wonderful services offered by inspirent. I had the pleasure of doing the Social Enterprise Accelerator course and got so much from it. From start to finish they have been nothing but supportive.

Thank you to Keith and Donna for a wonderful informative course. I will definitely be recommending this service to others.

Testimonials

“Accelerator”

“Accelerator”

I completed the Accelerator programme through Inspirent. I can’t recommend this learning enough, I have developed personally and professionally through this course and my organisation has grown. The team are friendly, helpful and extremely knowledgeable. Thank you!

Testimonials

“Challenging and insightful course”

“Challenging and insightful course”

Challenging and insightful course, with lots of learning for me on how to improve our operations. I very much appreciate the one-to-one support during the course as it gave an impartial perspective on the challenges we are experiencing, as well as how to tackle them systematically.

The highlight of the course was getting to meet some of South Lanarkshire’s Social Entrepreneurs and leaders in the Third Sector in South Lanarkshire. Great to see so many people working so hard to meet the needs of their Communities!

Testimonials

“Five star…”

“Five star…”

Well organised by a friendly and professional team, who went out of their way to accommodate participants’ needs.

Testimonials

inspirent Social Enterprise Accelerator”

inspirent Social Enterprise Accelerator”

The staff at inspirent were fantastic to work with and extremely supportive. The whole course was very well planned and run.

This programme is funded by the UK Prosperity Fund #UKSPF

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