Could your business benefit from Boost?

Ambitious Blackburn and Darwen businesses can still take advantage of funded growth support programmes from Boost, the £7.8million Lancashire Business Growth Hub.

Boost aims to help growth-hungry Lancashire businesses realise their potential by providing access to a range of funded programmes delivered by specialists with a track record of growing established companies and innovative start-up businesses.

Boost is led by the Lancashire LEP (Local Enterprise Partnership) and Lancashire County Council and supported by funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

Support available via Boost includes:

  • Growth Support Programme – specialist masterclasses and ongoing coaching for high-growth start-ups and businesses trading for less than three years.
  • Growth Mentoring – support from an experienced business person who will help you tackle the challenges that you are facing in growing your business.
  • Growth Vouchers – financial support of c. £2,500 to help Lancashire businesses access specialist private sector support to accelerate their growth.
  • Propel 2 Grow – working with business owners and managers to identify their growth barriers (in areas like people management, sales and marketing, operations, productivity and creativity) and delivering specialist support to overcome these.
  • Lancashire Forum – a peer networking and business masterclass programme helping develop Lancashire’s business leaders.
  • UCLan Innovation Clinic – supporting Lancashire businesses to innovate and grow through the development of new to firm and new to market products.
  • Access to Finance – helping ambitious Lancashire businesses to identify and raise suitable growth finance from a range of sources.
  • TrED Skills Support – funded accredited training to help boost the skills of the Lancashire workforce, enabling businesses to grow and improve productivity.

Boost also helps businesses access sector-specific support, private sector business services, as well as other nationally-funded programmes, where relevant.

For further information visit To start your growth conversation with a Boost advisor call 0800 488 0057.