What we do

We’re here to help you achieve your business growth ambitions.


We provide free, business support advice tailored to your business needs through:

  • One-to-one support from our team of trained business advisers
  • Training and skills workshops
  • Capital and revenue grants


Get in touch today to find out how we can assist you.

What is Velocity?

Velocity is a SEMLEP Growth Hub for businesses in the South East Midlands.


Velocity Growth Hub aims to simplify access to business support in local areas, helping you to get the right support when you need it.


Velocity Growth Hub can assist SMEs in the following local authority areas:

Aylesbury Vale  |  Bedford  |  Central Bedfordshire  |  Cherwell  |  Corby   Daventry  |  East Northamptonshire  |  Kettering  |  Milton Keynes  |  Luton Northampton  |  South Northamptonshire  |  Wellingborough

Am I eligible?

The Velocity Business Advisers can assist SMEs – businesses with fewer than 250 employees and a turnover of less than €50million, and registered in the South East Midlands area.


Fill out our simple online enquiry form or call us to discuss your business support needs and how we can help you.


Velocity Growth Hub is part-funded through the European Regional Development Fund. Eligibility criteria apply.


If you are ineligible for free support from our business advisers, we can signpost you to other local and national business support programmes available.


Please call the Velocity team directly for information.


Several sectors are ineligible for grant support under ERDF. The sector list below is not exhaustive and exemptions can apply.  Please check with the Velocity team to discuss whether your business/project is eligible to receive any grants or business support.

Examples sectors that are ineligible:

  • Fishery and aqua-culture sectors
  • Primary production, processing and marketing of agricultural products
  • Coal, steel and shipbuilding sectors
  • The synthetic fibres sector
  • Generalised education
  • Banking, accountants and insurance companies
  • Medical
  • Construction
  • Hotels and accommodation
  • Retail businesses – Ineligible for Capital grants

How is Velocity funded?

Velocity Growth Hub is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund and delivered by the South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership.

How much will it cost?

Absolutely nothing. All Velocity services are 100 per cent FREE.