Welcome to the Boost business support directory. Within here you will further details of our funded Boost programmes, as well as an up-to-date directory of other available business support in Lancashire.
Don’t know where to start? We have an experienced team of relationship managers who can save you time and money by matching and introducing you to the support that’s best for you.
Our relationship managers will also work with you to evaluate the challenges and opportunities you face in your business. To speak to our team, please call
call 0800 488 0057.
Could your business be making better use of data to drive growth and innovation? Could your business be more effective at bringing new ideas to market? Or could your product or service offer be more clearly defined and differentiated? If so, the Productivity & Innovation Centre can help.
Are you bamboozled by social media? Mystified by SEO? Know that VR and AR could improve your business but you're not sure how? Digitalplus will give you impartial advice and practical support to learn more about these digital tools and how to use them to boost your business.
The ESA BIC UK provides access to funding, expertise and networks to support entrepreneurs and start-ups utilising space technology to grow.
Are you a business based in North or West Lancashire? Does your business need to compete in international markets? Are you looking to international markets to increase sales, reduce costs or grow your business?
Manufacturing Connect helps SMEs understand digital business technologies, how these technologies can make business improvements, and how to tackle some of the common pitfalls during implementation. Advice is provided by technology experts and manufacturing SMEs. Manufacturing Connect focuses on customer relationship management, material resource planning and production planning technologies.
NextGenChem is a Lancashire-based Hub for chemistry innovation. Our mission is to help local businesses to develop next-generation technology solutions, improved products and novel materials. We are looking to engage with innovation hungry Lancashire SMEs in chemical-using industries.
Peerworking is a client-focused approach to networking, held bi-weekly for business professionals to attend, receive advice and share best practice. This brings the business community together, creating a powerful support network which offers solutions to difficulties and challenges ways of working to open new pathways for development, success and profits.
Is your business ready to scale-up? Pulling together a coherent business strategy to scale-up involves, stimulating a business into a period of high growth based on the more effective use, allocation and tracking of resources. If so, the Productivity & Innovation Centre can help.
Following the impact of Coronavirus, the traditional Rosebud Fund has been renewed to allow for a more flexible approach to finance for businesses of all shapes and sizes across Lancashire. Our Rosebud team have worked hard to ensure that businesses have a fast and flexible way to access finance for their business.
The STFC CERN Business incubation Centre offers extensive support to entrepreneurs aiming to take high energy physics technologies from an initial innovative concept to market.
Tech Nation is the UK network for ambitious tech entrepreneurs. It empowers entrepreneurs to grow faster through growth programmes, digital entrepreneurship skills, a visa scheme for exceptional talent, and championing the UK’s digital sector through data, stories and media campaigns.
Do you need help identifying and protecting the intellectual property you own and use in your business? When properly managed, the value of your IP can far outweigh the physical assets, accounting for over 70% of your business’ value.
U Start will support students, graduates and university staff to unlock their entrepreneurial potential and become enterprise ready. The project will also support student, graduate and university staff start-ups to increase their resilience and enable them to be growth ready.
If you are an SME that positively contributes to improving health and wellbeing outcomes in Lancashire, this is for you. A free, bespoke offer that takes a holistic look at your organisation to identify and address where you, your business and your team can develop.