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Launchpad business start-up programme


Are you planning to set up and run a new business? If so support is available from a free-to-use service which aims to help ambitious entrepreneurs set up and run successful new businesses. The service is now available in the Derbyshire Dales.

The Sheffield City Region (SCR) Launchpad service - delivered locally by Growing Rural Enterprise Ltd on behalf of Derbyshire Dales District Council - helps individuals thinking of starting a business, new businesses registered but not yet trading and businesses trading for up to 24 months who need help with their growth plans.

The overall aim of the service is to increase economic growth and job creation through fostering the development of new businesses able to survive longer term.

Available until March 2019 the service offers both one-to-one, face-to-face advice as well as a programme of events and workshops to eligible clients across the district. Mentoring support will also be available through the main SCR Launchpad programme.

Working with our SCR partners the Launchpad provides the opportunity to tailor support services to meet your needs.

With ‘match’ funding provided by the District Council, the project is also receiving funding from the European Regional Development Fund, part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. Funding for the Launchpad service has also been provided by the Sheffield City Region Combined Authority. The Launchpad provides one of several business support services available from the SCR Growth Hub.

To speak to Growing Rural Enterprise about the service contact either:

In order to deliver the service Growing Rural Enterprise will need to collect some information from you. The personal information you share with us will be used by Growing Rural Enterprise Ltd, Derbyshire Dales District Council and the SCR Growth Hub project partners to respond to your enquiry for business support.  The service is free of charge. Our lawful basis for processing your personal information is that by sharing this information you have given us your consent to use your information for the purpose described. Your personal data can be removed upon request. The information provided will be kept secure at all times and will only be retained for as long as is necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal requirements. Your information will not be distributed outside the partners comprising the SCR Growth Hub without your prior consent (contact Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council for further details) and will never be sold to a third party. However, we may pass on your personal information if we have a legal obligation to do so. Further information on how the District Council processes your personal information and your rights as a data subject can be found on our website.   

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