Successful Devon business programme Fast Track to Growth is returning for its second year.
The annual initiative ‘for local businesses, run by local businesses’ provides a wide range of free expertise and support for companies intent on growth, including free Growth Day events for everyone who applies. Shortlisted firms will also be able to take part in the free intensive Fast Track to Growth programme and one company will receive £15,000 worth of on-going business support through 2017.
Devon County Council, Francis Clark, Stephens Scown LLP, Sampson Hall, Neligan Financial, Cosmic, Perfect Pigtails, DataWise Intelligence, Barclays and Astley Media form the group of partner organisations and business advisers supporting companies through the programme.
Business leaders looking to boost their company are being urged to apply and benefit from the free support.
Cllr Andrew Leadbetter, Devon County Council Cabinet member for Economy and Growth, said: “Last year's programme was a great success and we're pleased to be lending our support this year. The County Council is keen to promote growth in our economy and Fast Track to Growth can play an integral part in helping to achieve that.
“Devon is a great place to work and live, and the support from the business community for this initiative highlights that. I’d urge companies to sign up and take this opportunity to tap into a wealth of experience from local businesses backing the programme.”
Applying is via a short online application form at www.ft2g.co.uk
The deadline for entries is early February, with Growth Days later that month. The intensive growth programme will be held in March, ahead of the final pitch in April.