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New Anglia Growth Hub recruits new advisers to meet growing demand

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Five new business advisers have been recruited by New Anglia Growth Hub to meet increasing demand from firms to use its business support service. The hub , which is funded by the European Regional Development Fund was set up in 2014 to provide a single point of contact for business owners seeking free face-to-face advice and has since worked with over 6,000 businesses and provided over 28,000 hours of support.

Nigel Best, who has been appointed as the new growth hub manager, said: “Having worked with hundreds of businesses, I appreciate how tough and lonely it can be out there and sometimes you need some independent guidance. The Growth Hub is a fantastic resource; you get access to the combined knowledge and experience of the team and the service is completely free.”

Samantha Jones, one of the new recruits, added : “There are so many talented and creative business people across the East and the best part about this job is sitting down with them and hearing about their plans for growth and expansion.”

The Government have stated they are committed to providing local businesses with high quality local business support through the Growth Hub Network. BEIS Minister and Local Growth Champion Jo Johnson, said:

“The UK is home to a record 5.5 million small businesses and they play a crucial role in our communities, creating jobs and contributing to local economies. Growth Hubs are an important tool for identifying regional strengths and providing targeted support to these businesses as part of a bold Industrial Strategy that builds on our strengths.

“As the Local Growth Champion for New Anglia, it’s great to hear the Growth Hub has already helped 6,000 businesses in Norfolk and Suffolk. With five new business advisers on board, I encourage local businesses to explore the support available.”

John Dugmore, chief executive of Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, which manages the team of behalf of the New Anglia LEP said: “The growth of the team is testament to both the continued success of the hub but also the increasing demands from businesses to speak to an adviser face-to-face. 79% of companies come back for more support, so we’ve decided to expand to meet this ever-increasing demand.”

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Last Updated ( Wednesday, 08 March 2017 10:46 )