Business Growth Service
I am delighted to inform you that on Friday 5 December, the Government announced the launch of the Business Growth Service which integrates the existing GrowthAccelerator and Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) programmes, along with the Intellectual Property Office Intellectual Property (IP) Audits and the Design Council Design Mentoring.
The Business Growth Service will make it easier for businesses with the potential, capability and capacity to improve and grow to access expert advice and support. Depending on the support they need, businesses will also be introduced by the Business Growth Service to experts from other Government services including UK Trade & Investment, UK Enterprise Fund, Innovate UK and local growth hubs.
The transition is in response to Ministers’ request for a more integrated, publicly-funded business support offer which is entirely customer centric. They have been clear in their intent, requesting a targeted offer which helps to deliver the right activities, at the right time, to the right businesses.
New website address: As of today both the MAS and GrowthAccelerator websites have closed. The new website homepage is www.greatbusiness.gov.uk/businessgrowthservice and individual services have been relocated to www.greatbusiness.gov.uk/ga andwww.greatbusiness.gov.uk/mas.
This is great news for the service and will hopefully make it easier for you to navigate your way to help and assistance from the relevant agencies.
I would like to take the opportunity whilst updating you of this important development, to wish you a Very Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year!
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