We have helped Local Authorities deliver bespoke business support outcomes since 2006.
Harnessing over 200 years’ combined business experience, The Consortium members were hand-picked to deliver Essex County Council’s Essex Innovation Programme (EIP) which ran from 2006-2017. The EIP funded us to mentor pre-start-ups, start-ups and established SMEs, to ensure their survival and growth. This programme was a proven success, as measured by its key performance indicators (KPIs), delivering a return of £27 for every £1 invested by Essex County Council.
This graphic shows just some of the positive outcomes of the Essex Innovation Programme:
We specialise in delivering publicly funded business support
We have a successful track record of delivery of a wide range of publicly funded schemes. We have delivered tangible project outcomes for:
- Essex Innovation Programme,
- BEST Growth Hub,
- Market research
- Social media
- Digital marketing
- BIDs (Business Improvement Districts)
We are proficient in developing and delivering business support in both one-to-one and one-to-many formats. Our operation is fully compliant with project administration directives e.g. ERDF.
When organising a procurement tender or RFQ, public sector organisations and local authorities will all have different focuses and budgets. Whatever the scope of works, (e.g. mentoring, consulting or workshop delivery), we work closely with clients to understand their goals, challenges and aspirations. Our RFQ responses are timely and clear and we are registered and compliant with various procurement applications and platforms for tender processing.
The Consortium leads by experience. Our business support and training programmes derive from years of determining what works, and sometimes more importantly, what doesn’t work.
The Consortium members work within specialisms to ensure a high-quality delivery, exceeding prescribed KPIs.