Businesses Get Set for Growth


Businesses in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are benefitting from a new fully-funded service tailored around their needs.

Matt Bowen
Matt Bowen

Launched as the UK’s economy continues to strengthen, Get Set for Growth provides free one to one business finance and marketing & sales expertise for ambitious organisations. It helps enable new and established businesses, including social enterprise, to become investment-ready.

Get Set for Growth Programme Director, Matt Giles, said: “We have already raised more than £130k of funding for established and start-up businesses. Our support enables companies to unlock finance and access markets – taking them to the next level.”

Matt Bowen, owner of Launceston-based mobile and gadget repair specialist, ResQ-Technology, was one of the first clients. He said: “It’s been an amazing month and the support I’ve received is brilliant. With help from Get Set for Growth, I’ve updated my business plan and secured funding. This has enabled me to buy a van, employ three people, buy equipment and invest more into our marketing.”

Business people are invited to join a free Get Set for Growth event. Discover more about the service and how you can access money and customers to start, sustain or grow your business.

Businesses can discover more about the Get Set for Growth initiative at two free events to be held at Kingsley Village over the coming days.

‘Setting My Sights’ (December 5) will focus on strategy and planning a route to market, while Backing My Business (December 10) will be looking at funding and managing of finances.

To book a place email