Start-up Support Service Launches

Herts Start-up Programme

A new county-wide specialist support service for start-ups and new businesses has been launched. Wenta, in partnership with STANTA and Dacorum Borough Council, is delivering The Hertfordshire Start-up Programme. The service is funded by money from the European Regional Development Fund secured by Wenta with support from Hertfordshire LEP.

Hertfordshire residents looking to start their own business can now receive free business start-up advice and support in the form of workshops and networking opportunities, one-to-one advice (in person or online) and access to business start up incubators which provide modern, flexible hot-desking facilities and an on-site business advisor to help guide you through each stage of the start-up process. Those receiving support on The Hertfordshire Start-up Programme may also be eligible for a £1000 ‘Start-up Grant’ or a £3000 ‘Growth Escalator Grant’ – subject to eligibility requirements.

The programme will run until the end of 2018. Between now and then it is envisaged that this support will help to start-up over 370 new businesses across Hertfordshire.

This programme is part of a wider package of specialist business support which Hertfordshire LEP expects will allow SMEs to flourish and grow.

Read the full press release here.