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Business help is accelerating in Mansfield district

Posted onPosted on 5th Dec

A new package of support has been secured for Mansfield businesses.

The Mansfield Accelerator project aims to help businesses improve productivity through innovation and digital technology, as well as support business sustainability and offer marketing advice.

Additional help is available to develop workforces and get access to start-up support.

The programme is funded by the government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) and East Midlands Chamber of Commerce.

It signals a new approach to local place-based support for businesses in the Mansfield district at any stage of their development.

Mansfield Accelerator will support businesses with:

1-2-1 advice, mentoring, and diagnostic support on relevant areas. Tailored support will be offered to businesses looking to invest in research and development.
Training and action-planning workshops providing learning and tools in areas such as digital skills.
Growth vouchers offering up to £2,000 (100% funded) for specialist consultancy and training, available on a first-come, first-served basis.
A 12-week executive development leadership and management programme.
Help with identifying and applying for funding.
Energy saving and improvement audits with specialist advice to develop comprehensive decarbonisation plans.
Start-up advice and networking and peer support.

Coun Stuart Richardson, portfolio holder for Regeneration and Growth, said: “Mansfield District Council is thrilled to be working with the Chamber of Commerce and its partners to bring this fantastic package of support to our businesses across the district.

“This new and exciting programme of direct support and events will be a huge boost to businesses in Mansfield who need some support to increase their growth, management skills, and energy-saving measures. It will help to promote business growth across our district.”

As well as the support, there will also be two-day start-up boot camps for people in Mansfield looking to set up a business.

Diane Beresford, deputy chief executive of East Midlands Chamber, added: “The new Mansfield Accelerator project will help businesses across the district to improve their operations in a number of areas.”

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