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Over half a million small businesses helped by Growth Hubs
Latest figures from England’s 38 Local Enterprise Partnerships across the country show the impact and increasing level of support that the Growth Hub Network is having on small businesses in England.
As of October 2017, LEPs have reported:
582,815 – Businesses have engaged with Growth Hubs and/or been supported by them.
31,834 – Individuals have engaged with them, including pre-starts and start-ups.
105,356 – Referrals to public/private support
65,594 – Businesses receiving diagnostic & brokerage support
28,194 – Businesses that have received face to face support
11,459 – Individuals have been helped to start a business
5,060 – Mentoring or business to business relationships were created
86.6% – Average Customer Satisfaction
Based on an independent evaluation in April 2017, evidence shows that:
Businesses that have been in contact with a Growth Hub are growing faster than other businesses.