The Elevate Programme for Worcestershire SMEs

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Aimed at established SMEs in Worcestershire, Elevate is an exclusive and unique offer for successful applicants to gain high quality, specialist business and grant support to take their business to the next level.

To date, over 40 businesses have been though the programme and the feedback has been incredible.

“I would recommend Elevate to any business owner looking to grow, expand and develop themselves and their business. Thankyou Elevate, it was an absolute pleasure”. Nick Baxter, Founder and CEO – Baxter Williams

Elevate has now extended its support programme to new sectors and are looking to recruit businesses who have high ambitions for growth.
There is a new business growth cohort launching which offers bespoke, specialist support to SMEs in Worcestershire who have an ambitious growth mindset.

Manufacturing businesses can also apply for either Supply Chain support or Digital Technology and Automated Manufacturing Support.

In addition, Elevate Creative-Tech is a new business support programme aimed at established and ambitious SMEs within Worcestershire in the creative tech sector who are looking to identify and overcome their barriers to business growth, adopt and implement guidance and support which will in turn, support the future growth of their business and the sector. The programme will be run as a pilot with a selected group of 10 businesses.

All businesses who complete Elevate support will have the opportunity to apply for grant funding to support the implementation of their growth plans. Full European Regional Development Funding (ERDF) eligibility criteria applies.

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To find out more about Elevate or register your interest on any of the Elevate programmes please contact Worcestershire Business Central 
01527 677888 | |



RS Hydro took part in Elevate’s fi rst growth cohort. When  they joined the Elevate programme, they knew that they wanted to grow the company and this would mean a renewed focus on people and infrastructure. They also identifi ed that they needed support with manufacturing, importing/exporting, staff retention and marketing.  Elevate is a bespoke programme and works with businesses to identifi es those barriers to growth. They can then be matched with specialist advisors to help renew business plans and create growth plans that are sustainable and realistic.

Picture1After receiving a bespoke support package RS Hydro was able to develop a new management team and identified the need for a new building in order to grow and bring on more staff. Their existing building couldn’t support their growing needs so they applied for an Elevate grant once they had finished their business support. The grant has allowed them to move to bigger premises and the opportunity to expand. Jason Anderson, Operations Manager said “The Elevate program allowed us to structure and plan for the next 2,5 10 years and identified the needs to move into a bigger premises. I cannot stress enough how incredible this move is for us, the last building was so small we had no room to grow and looked naff , but wow the new place is great, I’m looking forward to building the team and making this an amazing place to work”  We can’t wait to see what happens next for RS Hydro and their team.

The Elevate Programme has now assisted over 40 businesses to develop, thrive and grow with more support coming soon for new cohorts of growth business support as well as sector specific support* through Elevate Manufacturing including Manufacturing Supply Chain support. *Eligibility criteria applies.

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