Support to help your business with new ideas, processes, products, or services

Your business is innovating if you are introducing new ideas, processes, products, or services to your normal day to day operations. Business support from the Growth Hub is here to help you navigate this challenge.

The programmes designed to support businesses with new commercial ideas and technology to scale and grow their business.

We have a range of business support programmes that could help you and your business. Below are some of the details of what is on offer, plus we have access to a database of information and resources to help with your business questions.

You don’t have to worry about which support is right for you - that is why the Growth Hub are here! Together we will have a free business review to discuss all the options and point you in the right direction.



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STRIDE advisers are IKE accredited to help you with product and service innovation and IP expertise and legal IP consultancy.  


D4M can help businesses who are making products with:

  • Efficiency & Automation
  • Product Development
  • Systems & Processes
  • Technology Adoption


Evolve Futures are running a series of events to help you think like an innovator in an extraordinary way! Innovation in the Wild is learning outdoors to spark new ideas. So you could be networking while walking, brainstorming whilst bodyboarding or problem solving after yoga!  


Data Visualisation from Evolve Futures can help you take big data and complex information and turn them into meaningful insights to help you grow your business. This could be creating 3D models of data sets to evaluate product designs, or looking at your systems and environment to save you time on R&D.

What role could AI and Data Science can play in your business? Evolve Futures can examine your processes and create a map of where AI and technological prototypes could boost your productivity.


Support through for voluntary, community, and social enterprise organisations through Outset VCSE to become more innovative through:                                    

 • Product development planning
• Service stream development
• Analysing business efficiency and productivity
• Analysing business infrastructure and processes
• Building innovative team cultures