£875,000 boost for University support of Corby businesses
Published Friday 16th March 2012
The University of Northampton’s Business School has been awarded £875,000 from the European Regional Development Fund to deliver the ‘Corby Enterprise Support programme’ until December 2014.
The University of Northampton's Business School has been awarded £875,000 from the European Regional Development Fund to deliver the 'Corby Enterprise Support programme' until December 2014.
Kate Broadhurst, Enterprise Development Project Manager at Northampton Business School and leader of the successful bid, explained:
This project will take our previous 'Enterprise Coaching' project in Corby to the next level. Over the last two years we exceeded our targets by supporting over 400 people and helped start up 15 new businesses.Kate Broadhurst
The new Corby Enterprise Support Programme faces challenging targets. It will aim to help 140 people start a new business and create 90 jobs between now and 2014, and is also tasked with collectively improving the performance of 90 further businesses to a value of £1 million.
Our services include coaching and workshops designed to remove barriers to enterprise and deliver practical solutions for success, such as support with business plans.
The new programme will dramatically increase the number of new business start ups in Corby and also support companies through their first three years of trading, ensuring improved survival rates.Kate Broadhurst
For further details of the Corby Enterprise Support Programme, contact Kate Broadhurst on: 07713 089669 / 01604 893472 / email@example.com