Glasgow City Council’s new Glasgow Business Growth Programme is funded by the European Regional Development Fund through Scotland’s European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) programmes and will be delivered by the Business Growth team within Economic Development.
The aim of the programme is to create a truly connected and collaborative network of specialist support and expertise by bringing together the public, private, education and third sectors to develop and deliver an unrivalled level of support in the UK, one that has the sole objective of growing the city economy in a fair and inclusive way.
SMEs will have access to a range of specialist support from Business Structuring to Digital Development through a tiered Business Voucher programme that supports businesses based on their commitment to inclusive economic growth. This will enable eligible SMEs access to a framework of suppliers in a way that best suits their growth aspirations.
There is also a range of Business Accelerator Programmes that combine traditional teaching methodologies with guidance and mentorship, meaning businesses can grow at an accelerated rate.
To be eligible for support, you should be:
The programme cannot support projects that have already started. Any outstanding debts to Glasgow City Council will be taken into consideration.
Provides support to help determine the assignment and coordination of roles, power and responsibilities within a business.Find out more
Provides support to identify areas of improvement process which help with improving some measure of an enterprise's success.Find out more
Provides support to involve reviewing existing Leadership Development processes and preparing a report on their future suitability and/or making recommendations for future actions.Find out more
Provides support to help with the efficient and effective management of money / funds.Find out more
Integrates design thinking principles into a range of organisations across different industry sectors.Find out more
Supports the development of organisational processes for introducing new ideas, workflows, methodologies, services and/or products.Find out more
Supports businesses access overseas markets, offering an opportunity to increase sales to a much wider customer base.Find out more
Provides support to businesses to use technology to benefit to its internal and external operations.Find out more
Provides support that enables organisations to quickly adapt to disruptions while maintaining continuous business operations and safeguarding people, assets and overall brand equity.Find out more