SME Growth . Our achievements in supporting SME growth
Our achievements in supporting SME growth
Article by Edwin Karinga | 29.01.2016
Oxford Innovation Services delivered The Business Growth Service (GrowthAccelerator) in the South from 2012 to November 2015.
How did the service benefit SMEs?
This was a government-backed service offering support to businesses with the potential to improve and grow. OIS was one of the companies selected to be part of a consortium, which has helped thousands of Small and Medium businesses grow and contributed to the recovery of our economy.
Through the Service, OIS helped growing businesses in the South of England to:
Develop new ideas and market them.
Build a business strategy and plan.
Protect intellectual property.
Build leadership and management skills.
Connect with a network of ambitious business leaders.
What we achieved in the South of England?
SMEs supported: over 6000
Jobs created: 18,000
GVA generated: approximately £900m
External funding raised £150m
Oxford Innovation Business Service has the expertise and the network to help you develop new products and services, enter new markets and exploit your IP. If you would like to hear more, call:
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We have improved every aspect of our growth ambition and are well placed to grow further in the future. Our growth potential is good. We have a much better structure in place to deliver this growth. The overall service experience?: Very good from start to finish. Julian Hopkins -Managing Director, Octagon Heating services Ltd