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Rosebud Evolution Programme Extended

Lancashire businesses looking for a boost have been given more time to access the Rosebud Evolution Programme which is being extended by Lancashire County Council due to high demand from businesses across the county.

The programme has been designed to support the growth and development ambitions of limited companies within the County by providing them with a business diagnostic, business mentoring, and growth plan.

This unique programme sees Lancashire County Developments offering loans towards the Rosebud Evolution Mentoring Programme of between £1,000 and £2,000, to be matched by an equivalent amount from the business. Provided the business completes the programme, the loan fund will be non-repayable and, on top of this, Orvia will award the business a £1,000 cash bursary.

The mentoring aspect of the programme will involve a detailed diagnostic of both the organisation and senior management team, resulting in the development of a short-term and a long-term action plan which focuses on the growth of the business.

Lancashire County Developments are particularly keen to support businesses in Lancashire's key growth sectors of aerospace, advanced manufacturing, creative and digital, energy and environmental and financial and professional. To increase your chances of successfully accessing the programme you will need to demonstrate an ambition to grow either in terms of jobs created or turnover.

Janine Smith, Director of Enterprise and Skills at Orvia said: "This is a really innovative and exciting programme which makes high value mentoring support readily available and, most importantly, affordable to businesses who wish to grow. The real bonus of this programme is that there is a very real incentive for businesses to complete their growth plans, as this will effectively result in £2,000 of free support to help them get to a growth position in what is one of the worst economic downturns for decades. Consequently, we expect the demand for this programme to be extremely high.

For further details please go to the link below.

Wed 28 March 2012