2014 has been a great year for Growing Corby and we have achieved far more than we could have expected since our launch on April 2nd.
Our launch event at the Best Western Rockingham Forest Hotel, had more than 100 business owners in attendance and provided us with a great platform to promote the work we wanted to achieve. Other business support programmes, such as Enterprise4Corby were also in attendance. We also developed a video to promote the types of support we have available, which you can see here.
Since the programme launched, we have now supported well over 100 businesses and individuals to start or grow their business. More than 75 of our grants have been awarded, totalling more than £190,000 for local businesses. A number of jobs have also been created as a direct result of the programme. Have a look at some of the businesses who have recently benefited from our services here.
So as we draw 2014 to a close and welcome in 2015, we want to remind any businesses that our programme finishes in June 2015 so try and make the most of our free services. We have recently launched a series of workshops, starting on the 29th January with a Business and Contract Ready workshop for social enterprises, combined with a ‘Funding Market Stall’ on the 30th January. We will also be running workshops about how to apply for grants, importance of market research and new product development.
We have less than 25 grants now available so don’t miss the boat and get your applications in as soon as possible.
But most importantly, we hope you all have a merry Christmas and a happy New Year!