Business Growth Programme

Support provided by Business Glasgow Glasgow City Council

What does this involve?

Businesses can benefit from a range of support through Glasgow City Council's business voucher programme, which provides access to specialist consultants.

Eligible businesses will be able to use the vouchers to access one-to-one support with consultants on the topics that best suit their needs. The length of time each business will be given with the consultants will depend on the outcome of the application process - generally it will range between 4 and 14 days of support. The consultancy must be used within a 12 month period. 

 Available support topics include: 

  • business structuring
  • business growth
  • leadership, skills and resources 
  • business financial management
  • design thinking
  • business innovation
  • internationalisation
  • digital development and innovation
  • business resilience

Am I eligible?

To be eligible for this programme, you should: 

  • be a community interest company, limited company, limited liability partnership, public limited company, sole trader or legally constituted third sector organisation    
  • employ less than 250 employees
  • operate within the Glasgow City Council boundaries and, if in a business premises, must be registered with the council's non-domestic rates office
  • not be engaged in any activities such as gambling or other industries that could be deemed unethical

The following sectors are unlikely to be eligible for support:

  • retail, leisure and the service sector - restaurants, shops and hotels
  • sale of motor vehicles – car showrooms and sales forecourt
  • real estate or speculative property development – estate agent, letting agent
  • professional services – solicitor, accountant, consultant, doctors and dentists
  • social and personal services - sanitation, recreational, artistic, cultural and sporting activities, close contact services
  • locally traded services - businesses whose trade is limited to a local area, and whose direct competitors are other local businesses

What does this cost?

This service is free. 

Who is this for?

Businesses in the Glasgow City Council area.

How long does this take?

Upon completion of the online Business Growth enquiry form, Glasgow City Council will contact you within 7 working days.

The length of time each business will be given with the consultants will depend on the outcome of the application process - generally it will range between 4 and 14 days of support. The consultancy must be used within a 12 month period.

Important information

Glasgow City Council’s Glasgow business growth programme is funded by the European regional development fund through Scotland’s European structural and investment funds.

Next steps

Visit the Business Glasgow website for more information and to submit an enquiry.

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