A learning curve with Growth Curve. Free support for local businesses

Date 28.03.2023

Time is running out for businesses to take advantage of a University of Northampton (UON) backed free, intensive support programme.

Across the South East Midlands, hundreds of firms have risen to new heights with support from the Growth Curve programme since its launch in 2020.

Growth Curve provides university-led masterclasses for business leaders, meetings with business advisers, and access to funding. The masterclasses are run with UON, the University of Bedfordshire and Cranfield University.

But with funding for the programme coming to an end, businesses only have until Friday 30 June to take advantage of free support from Growth Curve advisers.

Firms which have already benefitted from Growth Curve support include audio visual solutions teams, online content creators, architects and interior designers, healthcare staffing organisations, security technology installers, accountancy firms and activity centres.

As part of the programme, a virtual workshop designed to help company owners plan for business growth in the new financial year will be held from 10:00 to 13:00 on Thursday 30 March.

It will enable business owners to review their current position, identify new business opportunities, products, services, and markets and realise how to finance and resource their future growth.

Growth Curve is open to businesses which are experiencing or projecting high growth in the next two to three years, have a minimum of two employees and a current annual turnover of £100,000 with projected 20 per cent annual growth minimum.

Helen Miller, Assistant Director for Enterprise and Employability at UON, said: “In a highly challenging financial world, it is vital businesses have an edge to stand out and stand taller than their competitors. Growth Curve has supported many businesses to thrive and can do the same for many more. There’s plenty of time to take advantage of everything is has to offer you; the teams look forward to extending their helping hands to help your business.”

Find out more about the workshop and to register for the event visit.

To register for support from the Growth Curve programme, fill in the enquiry form.