Powered by Hertfordshire LEP, Hertfordshire Growth Hub helps businesses to grow, scale-up and innovate.
Hertfordshire Growth Hub is the entry point to all business support provision within the county and is responsible for the seamless coordination, alignment and collaboration of services. Working in tandem with publicly funded support services and commercial suppliers, Hertfordshire Growth Hub provides access to tailored advice, training and mentoring for SMEs to accelerate their business, from early stage growth advice through the Get Enterprising programme to scale-up support directly from the Growth Hub.
Hertfordshire Growth Hub has been successfully co-ordinating business support in the county since 2014. In 2018, Hertfordshire LEP awarded the contract to a consortium of public and private sector partners, led by business support specialists Exemplas with the University of Hertfordshire and Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce.
The Growth Hub is funded with investment from the Local Growth Fund, Growing Places Fund and European Regional Development Fund. Its work aligns with the LEP's priority of accelerating small business growth in order to create new jobs and strengthen Hertfordshire’s economy.
Since its formation in 2015, the Growth Hub has supported 8,714 unique businesses (as of March 2021), with 6,120 unique businesses supported through COVID-19 from April 2020 to March 2021.
Hertfordshire Growth Package
The Growth Hub oversees a growing range of specialist business support programmes known as the Hertfordshire Growth Package. The programmes are delivered with funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), secured with support from Hertfordshire LEP.
The programmes are tailored to meet the specific needs of entrepreneurs and small businesses across areas including research and innovation, SME competitiveness, and low carbon economy. Register with the Growth Hub to learn more.
Get Enterprising is a free programme delivered by and funded by Hertfordshire LEP, which provides growth advice and support to early stage businesses in Hertfordshire, and prepares them to access scale-up support from Hertfordshire Growth Hub.
The programme provides businesses with tailored advice, training workshops, networking opportunities and mentoring to help accelerate their growth. Get Enterprising is financed with £300,000 from Hertfordshire LEP's Growing Places Fund revenue.