Hertfordshire Growth Hub
Hertfordshire Growth Hub was launched in March 2015, as a partnership between the Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), Exemplas and the University of Hertfordshire.
It aims to be the go-to-service for established businesses in the county with the drive and potential to grow. The Growth Hub offers free of charge, one-to-one support from experts specialising in skills, human resources, finance, technology and productivity, and sales and marketing. Following a thorough evaluation of the client’s business’ ambitions, the specialist business advisers will tailor an appropriate support package and help to identify potential sources of funding.
Events are regularly run across the county and are based around the specialist advice areas. These interactive events feature guest presenters and industry experts; allowing SMEs in the county free access to real-world advice and insights.
The Growth Hub recognises the importance of showcasing the high-quality advice, support and B2B services on offer locally and so provides professional businesses with the opportunity to join the ‘Marketplace’. This free online business directory offers Hertfordshire-based businesses the chance to grow their customer base and promote their business to local SMEs seeking expert support.
For those with ambitions of starting a business or in their early years of trading, the Growth Hub has strong links with local partner organisations in the county, enabling pre-starts and start-ups to find their way to the latest services tailored for their stage of business.