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Glasgow Business Growth Programme - Further Information

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Glasgow City Council's Glasgow Business Growth Programme is funded by the UK Shared Prosperity Fund and will be delivered by the Business Growth Team within Economic Development. The aim of the programme is to help SMEs in Glasgow to grow by helping them to access a network of expert consultancy support.

The Glasgow Business Growth Programme brings together the public, private, education and third sectors, to develop an unrivalled level of local support which will grow the city's economy in a fair and inclusive way.

SMEs will have access to a range of specialist support across Lots 1-8 including Business Structuring and Digital Development amongst others, through a tiered programme of support that rewards 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.

SMEs will also have access to up to three days of additional expert support in Lot 9 which is the Green Business Lot.

We aim to use our Business Accelerator Lot to deliver bespoke programmes based on feedback and demand from our stakeholders. We will use a mini-competition approach to deliver these using the suppliers we have appointed to this Lot to ensure we appoint the best supplier for each potential programme.

These programmes will combine traditional teaching methodologies with guidance and mentorship, meaning businesses can grow at an accelerated rate. 


To be eligible for support, you should be:

  • A community interest company, limited company, limited liability partnership, public limited company, sole trader or legally constituted third sector organisation
  • Employ fewer than 250 employees
  • Operate from within Glasgow City Council boundary and, if in business premises, must be registered with the Non Domestic Rates office within the Council (Postcode checker:
  • Businesses must be compliant with Minimal Financial Assistance threshold of £315,000 over the current and proceeding 2 financial years. The threshold will not be exceeded by the amount the business will receive if grant award is approved.
  • Must not be engaged in any activities such as gambling or other industries that could be deemed unethical. 

CLICK HERE for further information and to apply.

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