PLEASE NOTE: Grants are no longer available for this project.

The Ready2Grow project can help your business achieve its potential, whether you’re an entrepreneur who’s starting out or an established company planning for growth.

We support eligible Northamptonshire-based SMEs to enhance their skills and apply for funding, dependent on their specific needs and stage of business development. Our experienced business advisers will provide you with 121 advice, highlighting relevant workshops and identifying the most appropriate grant funding with you, as you progress through the project.

Running until March 2019, Ready2Grow is delivered by the Northamptonshire Growth Hub partners and part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

So far as part of the Ready2Grow project, we’ve:

  • received 535 enquiries to be part of the project
  • awarded £225,000+ of grants
  • recorded a 94% customer satisfaction rate from the workshops

How does Ready2Grow work?

When you call us to register your interest for Ready2Grow, we will talk to you about the project, asses your eligibility and send you some Terms & Conditions.

When you have returned this document to us, you will be contacted by one of our business advisers, who will arrange an in-depth diagnostic analysis of your business.

Following the diagnostic discussion eligible businesses will be registered as either Enterprise Club members – for start-up and early stage businesses, or Growth Academy members – for those businesses who are looking to grow and create new jobs in the county.

Both member groups are offered one-to-one adviser support and workshops.

For Enterprise Club members, support is delivered through Northamptonshire County Council’s procured partner, Building Business Consultancy Ltd.

Growth Academy member support is delivered directly by Northamptonshire Growth Hub advisers and procured workshop providers.

First of all you’ll need to register your interest in the Ready2Grow project by calling us on 01604 212696 or emailing us  at