Starting your business
You’ve got a great idea or you’ve just started and need some support. Our information will help your business get off to the right start.
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The Berkshire Growth Hub delivers the government funded business advice service and supports small and medium sized enterprises in Berkshire to achieve sustainable business growth. We offer a range of services from our valuable support guides to our business support tool which can give you access to tailored business resources.
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Business success stories
Hear from the businesses we’ve supported across Berkshire.
A grant of £4,800 ensured that HiFi Cinema can generate renewable energy with a solar PV system, meaning, among other things, they can charge up two electric company vehicles. Read more
Classed as an essential business, Westies suddenly faced a problem when its steam-generating boiler needed replacing. This piece of machinery is at the core of the business’s services of in-house washing and ironing Read more
Events are a great opportunity to learn something new or network with like minded businesses.
Event date - 16 August 2022
Event time - 11:00 am
Event type - Webinar
Location - Online / Virtual
Join BEIS for this webinar covering questions on the New UK Regime for Goods: UKCA marking. About this event Great Britain now has its own robust regulatory ... Read more
Event date - 7 September 2022
Event time - 07:30 am
Event type - Networking
Location - Online
Networking in…with Mike Jennings - “Creating a winning culture” Read more
Event date - 8 September 2022
Event time - 09:30 am
Event type - Course
Location - Online / Virtual
Join Help To Grow: Management Designed to fit alongside work commitments, this programme combines a practical curriculum, with one-to-one support from a leading ... Read more
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Do you face numeracy blocks from your employees? The government are soon launching a programme to help those who don't have a GCSE in Maths, obtain a qualification. But first, we need your input! Please take 5 minutes to give us your thoughts on numeracy: https://t.co/MaH6LzoDvQ Read More
@LangleyAcademy is running an apprenticeship fair on 23 September 2022, 8am - 4pm If you would like to have a stall at this event to promote your apprenticeship opportunities, please enquire via the below: Keroneque.Henry@langleyacademy.org Read More
New funding opportunity available: Providing eligible companies with funding for activities that will deliver high-growth and employment opportunities across Berkshire. Find out more: Read More
A £30m fund that is expected to attract some 2000-3000 jobs in heat pump manufacturing and the supply chain is soon available to apply for. Register for the event being hosted to answer any queries about this fund here: #funding Read More
Business Owners - we need your input! New programme 'Multiply' will help adults gain a maths qualification who dont currently have a GCSE or equivalent Please take 5 minutes to complete this survey, this will help us to shape this programme for businesses Read More
Have you got 5 minutes? We would appreciate you giving us your thoughts on numeracy in the workplace. Your feedback will help make a difference & shape this government funded programme 'Multiply' #funding #businesssuport Read More
New guidance published by the government aims to provide businesses and workers with greater clarity over employment status and the rights and employment protections people are entitled to at work, including pay, leave and working conditions. Read more: Read More