Business Growth Programme

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Launched in 2017, the Business Growth Programme supported more than 900 companies in expanding their teams, creating jobs, raising finance, launching new products and strengthening their management talent.

During that time, the programme created 1,067 jobs and generated more than £20m additional economic value measured as "gross valued added" (GVA).

It offered tailored, impartial advice to businesses based in London looking to develop at different stages of their growth journey, as well as strategic solutions including mentoring, workshops, business growth advice and opportunities across our London network.

The programme was funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

Impact of our work

Evaluation report [PDF 5.2 MB]

Learn all about the Business Growth Programme and the impacts achieved at both an SME and project level.

Business Growth Programme alumni

We spoke to some of London's growing businesses to understand what helped them succeed – find out how the Business Growth Programme supported these SMEs during their growth journey across London.

Shopair entered the programme looking for structure and to build a foundation. Not only did we get this – we also secured our first client engagement through a networking event and have been accepted on to the startup programme by Intesa San Paolo, the biggest bank in Italy.
James Aylwin
Founder & CEO