Yorkshire-wide member Business Doctors has assisted 563 businesses across the Yorkshire region between January and July 2014. That’s four small and medium sized businesses every working day since the start of January.
From start-up IT consultants looking for a next-step growth strategy, to owners of 100 year old manufacturing companies looking to sell-up and retire, Business Doctors have helped people at all stages of their business lifecycle.
This great news comes as the result of sleeves-up hard work. The Business Doctors team have been working all over Yorkshire, in job centres, business hubs, factory shop floors and company boardrooms, looking to support good ideas and help businesses grow.
Through working with the West Yorkshire Enterprise Agency through the NEA and MYMentor programmes, Business Doctors has seen engagement with the next generation of business owners. Sometimes difficult, but always inspirational, Business Doctors’ advisors have helped people looking to find and stay in work realise their ambition of starting their own business.
Further partnerships with Growth Accelerator, Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) and Business Growth Calderdale have seen funds made available to aid growing businesses throughout the region, developing new strategies, and subsequently planning and implementing change to see their vision of the future realised.
The ongoing ERDF funded Business Brains programme, run in partnership with the University of Bradford’s business facing re:centre, has seen the successful provision of workshops and 1-2-1 support to b2b business across Yorkshire.
Business Doctors have a target of 800 business assists by the end of 2014. With fully funded support available for eligible business across Yorkshire now is a great time to ask the experts in business strategy, planning and implementation for assistance.
For more information on the kinds of support on offer, and for an opportunity to win a copy of the new Business Doctors book ‘Breaking Big’, then visit their website.