In the Budget 2013, the government announced it will run a £30 million Growth Vouchers programme in England. The programme will try out a range of new approaches to help small firms grow their business. This includes new ways of finding and using paid-for external advice likely to have a positive impact on business growth, including:
- helping people to raise finance for their business
- increasing sales through marketing strategy
The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and the Cabinet Office invite potential suppliers to submit Outline Proposals to deliver the Growth Voucher programme. The government is interested to hear from individual businesses, and consortia and partnerships of two or more organisations, that would be willing to deliver all or part of the elements above.
To find out more, visit the government’s Contract Finder website and type in the keywords ‘growth vouchers’.
The deadline for Outline Proposals is 29 May 2013. If you think your company might be suitable to deliver the programme you can apply to attend an Industry Day on 20 May 2013 at 2pm in the BIS Conference Centre, where you can find out more and ask questions about the programme. Please email us for details and to register for this workshop, or to receive further information on Growth Vouchers.