Free Business Support Available
Businesses in the South East Midlands (Northamptonshire, Cherwell, Bedfordshire, Milton Keynes and Aylesbury Vale) can access free, bespoke support and advice from locally based Velocity business advisers.
The advisers work for Velocity Growth Hub, the business support service provided by South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP) which offers support, mentoring and advice to small to medium sized (SME) businesses seeking to grow and expand.
Businesses seeking to increase productivity, boost sales and productivity, access finance or develop their workforce can call on Velocity Business Advisers to book a face to face adviser appointment or for telephone support.
Here’s who to contact if you need help.
- Luton, Dunstable and South Bedfordshire: Contact Bisola Orimalade
- Milton Keynes: Contact Emmanuelle Clement
- Aylesbury Vale: Contact Jane Dell
Velocity was first established by SEMLEP in 2014 with funding from the government’s Growing Places Fund and Regional Growth Fund. Following the successful completion of this programme in June 2015 the SEMLEP board unanimously voted for the growth hub to continue support businesses.
With funding from both the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the European Regional Development Fund SEMLEP can confirm that its Velocity Growth Hub will continue to support local businesses for at least a further two years.
In addition to its network of Business Advisers Velocity Growth Hub includes:
• Capital and Revenue grants for business support
• A programme of business workshops
To access support from the Velocity Business Advisers either email the individual operating in your area or call the Velocity team on 0300 01234 35.