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.
Tailored support for your business
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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We’ve got lots of useful guides to help you get your new business off on the right foot.
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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 - 24 May 2022
Event time - 10:00 am
Event type - Networking
Location - The Pavilion, Ascot Racecourse High Street Ascot SL5 7JX
DON'T MISS this expo as it REALLY could define your business’ future in 2022! The Thames Valley Business Expo is one of the largest SME Business Events and longest running (now over 10yrs) within the region. More than 80 exhibitors and over 1000 delegates are expected to gather at The Royal Pavilion, Ascot Racecourse in Ascot on Tuesday 24th May 2022 to make contacts and do business as the Thames Valley Business Expo returns following the pandemic lockdowns. Read more
Event date - 25 May 2022
Event time - 07:30 am
Event type - Webinar
Location - Online
If you want to start your own business - start right here! These are practical accessible workshops for people starting up businesses (including being sole traders) to do ... Read more
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Our new website is here 🚀 Make sure you add your business to our Marketplace for other businesses to find 💼 It's Berkshire's very own directory of business-to-business suppliers. Create your profile here to get started 👉 https://t.co/1QokNusLuV Read More
We'll be at the @GBExpos in Ascot on 24 May to chat about how our brilliant Business Advisers can support your business 👏 Whether you're starting, running or growing your business, come and chat to us 🚀👇 #TVEXPO Book free tickets now 👉 https://t.co/adFxMNg0T2 Read More
🏳️🌈@fsb_policy have launched a new LGBT+ business hub to support LGBT+ entrepreneurs. It includes free resources, interviews, advice, & networking events for LGBT+ small business owners and employers looking to make their workplace more inclusive. 👇 Read More
The @TVAIHub are hosting their first in-person event since 2019 📣 📅 16th June ⏰ 10am-4pm Sign up for an interactive workshop on computer vision & deep learning & work together to create solutions to real world challenges🤖 Apply for a spot here 👇 https://t.co/64dph2nto7 Read More
HS2 Minister, Andrew Stephenson said, “HS2 has never just been about boosting transport - it’s also about driving business, creating long-lasting jobs". Your business could benefit from £500m worth of contracts on offer at HS2’s Euston station site🚄 🚀 Read More
Join the Marketplace🛍️ It's Berkshire's very own directory of business-to-business suppliers. 👉Create your profile 👉Complete your listing 👉Benefit from the business community To get started, create your profile here 👉 https://t.co/A9BlX0jdAb Read More
We're looking forward to being back at @GBExpos in Ascot on 24 May 👏 Our Business Advisers will be there to chat about business support 🌟 👉Meet 80 Exhibitors 👉Network with 1000+ Visitors 👉Generate Leads & Sales Book your free tickets here 🔗 https://t.co/07eF99Hg8P Read More
Support local SMEs & see what they have to offer as they look to flourish in Berkshire 🚀 Sign up for a one-off marketplace event in the historic surrounds of Wokingham’s Town Hall to help aspiring local new businesses 🌟 📆 Monday, 30th May Read More