Business Support

Choosing the right business support will ASSIST YOUR GROWTH and DRIVE YOUR SUCCESS.

Our experts are on hand…

Choosing the right business support will ASSIST YOUR GROWTH and DRIVE YOUR SUCCESS.

Our experts are on hand…

Choosing the right business support will ASSIST YOUR GROWTH and DRIVE YOUR SUCCESS.

Our experts are on hand…

Business Support

Choosing the right business support will ASSIST YOUR GROWTH and DRIVE YOUR SUCCESS.

Our experts are on hand…

Growth Programmes

Funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity fund, inspirent will provide consultancy services to SMEs and Social Enterprises across Glasgow City, South & North Lanarkshire.

Funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity fund, inspirent will provide consultancy services to SMEs and Social Enterprises across Glasgow City, South & North Lanarkshire.

The aim of the programmes is to help SMEs within those regions to grow by helping them to access a network of expert consultancy support in areas such as Business Growth (Strategy), Marketing & Sales and Digital.

Through the programmes, eligible organisations will have access to specialist expert consultancy support which will be delivered in person and online. This support will enable organisations to progress their growth aspirations and ambitions.

Consultancy support packages are made on a tiered basis, with packages of support agreed with Business Advisors from the respective council team.

For more information just register your interest here dependent on your business location:

Renfrewshire Business Support

Business Gateway Renfrew
Expert Help.

Business Gateway Renfrew
Expert Help.

inspirent offers a variety of support to new and existing businesses in Renfrewshire.

inspirent offers a variety of support to new and existing businesses in Renfrewshire.

  • Free advice from our experienced business advisers to help you start a business or find new ways of doing business.

  • Free local workshops and seminars – ranging from start-up sessions to specific skills events – covering marketing, finance and e-commerce.

  • Free business information. The team offers information on all aspects of starting and growing a business. We are in partnership with other professional organisations – so you can be sure you will receive the best possible support.

The support we offer is delivered on behalf of the Renfrewshire Council.

Start – Up Street Renfrew.

Start – Up Street Renfrew.

At Start – Up Street Renfrew we offer low-cost high-quality workspace and all-round support to new & growing businesses, for up to two years.

At Start – Up Street Renfrew we offer low-cost high-quality workspace and all-round support to new & growing businesses, for up to two years.

Our package of support includes access to your first commercial premises with manageable subsidised rental costs inclusive of Wi-Fi, utility bills and service fees, as well as on site business advice to help grow and develop your business.

Each business may lease space for up to two years with lease fees increasing gradually until it is time to relocate. When that time comes, an advisor will support you in finding the right premises to move onto, appropriate to your business needs.

Food & Drink Accelerator
Commercial Excellence Programme.

Food & Drink Accelerator Commercial Excellence Programme.

This inspirent programme consists of four workshops offering practical support to overcome market barriers and boost confidence. Participants will learn to share growth ambitions, identify target customers, address challenges, conduct SWOT analyses, and present to buyers.

Working with our partners Food2Market, we have created a genuinely valuable programme that delivers measurable outcomes.

The HIVE: Empowering women through workspace support.

The HIVE: Empowering women through workspace support.

At The HIVE, we’re all about offering a welcoming and supportive environment for women in North Lanarkshire to launch and grow their businesses.

Situated at One Wellwynd, Airdrie, our space is crafted to spark inspiration and help women achieve their dreams of entrepreneurship.

Whether you prefer working solo at one of our desks, collaborating in our booths or at our high table, or needing a quiet, enclosed space for meetings with clients and partners, The HIVE has got you covered!

Social Enterprise Support

Just Enterprise.

Just Enterprise.

Whether starting, strengthening, scaling up or leading a social enterprise organisation.

Whether starting, strengthening, scaling up or leading a social enterprise organisation.

Just Enterprise provides fully-funded support to social enterprises and enterprising charities in Scotland.

Whatever stage you are at, our specialist social enterprise and business advisers can help you overcome any of the challenges enterprising activity might throw at you.

With our help, you’ll learn lots of practical skills, and we’ll support you to develop business opportunities through our wide range of workshops and webinars, or tailored one-to-one support sessions.

Women Can! Pathways Roadshow.

Women Can! Pathways Roadshow.

inspirent ran a series of dynamic road-shows across Scotland’s major cities with one aim:

inspirent ran a series of dynamic road-shows across Scotland’s major cities with one aim:

Helping women in Scotland to fulfil their ambitions and dreams, of being successful in business, whether that was starting up a scalable enterprise or simply becoming self-employed – following a passion; seeing an opportunity to fulfil a need; or just getting back into the workplace, Pathways could provide funding, expert guidance, training, and a variety of other assistance to make it happen.

North Lanarkshire Council’s Development Support for Social Enterprises 23-25*.

North Lanarkshire Council’s Development Support for Social Enterprises 23-25*.

inspirent and CEIS are delighted to be delivering an 18-month programme of support to the Social Enterprise sector across North Lanarkshire. This support will include:

inspirent and CEIS are delighted to be delivering an 18-month programme of support to the Social Enterprise sector across North Lanarkshire. This support will include:

  • Accelerators covering a range of key topics with specialist consultants, to guide the development and growth of Social Enterprises
  • 1 to 1 support throughout the programme
  • Themed events
  • Opportunity to build a robust, supportive network with your peers

This programme is being funded by North Lanarkshire Council and is part-funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

We look forward to supporting as many people as possible through this programme.

South Lanarkshire Council Social Enterprise Business Accelerator.

South Lanarkshire Council Social Enterprise Business Accelerator.

Fast-track the growth of your Social Enterprise with this fully funded 10-week business support programme. Delivered by inspirent on behalf of South Lanarkshire Council.

Fast-track the growth of your Social Enterprise with this fully funded 10-week business support programme. Delivered by inspirent on behalf of South Lanarkshire Council.

Commencing January 2024, we’re offering a comprehensive 10-week programme featuring a mixture of face-to-face and online Zoom sessions.

These sessions are tailored to support ambitious South Lanarkshire based Social Enterprises or constituted Enterprising Third Sector Organisations, who are keen to achieve growth and/or further develop their services.

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 organisation and the community you serve, need to thrive.

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