Blackpool Growth Business Academy

Blackpool Growth Business Academy

Specialist, personalised support that matches ambitions and helps businesses start and grow.

Driven by Blackpool Council and with funded support from the UK Government's Shared Prosperity Fund, The Blackpool Growth Business Academy is where new and successful businesses find the specialist, personalised support that matches their ambitions, unlocks growth opportunities, and helps them take their next steps.

There are many reasons to grow and many ways to grow, but not all of them will be right for your business. Whatever your growth ambitions or pain points, we'll help you meet or overcome them.

The programme is delivered by Blackpool's Small Business Academy led by multi-award-winning entrepreneur Nikki Hesford. A former Dragons' Den contestant, Nikki has coached, trained and mentored for organisations, including UCLan, Pets at Home, Toni & Guy, Little Voices and Sync/Apple.

How does this work?

  • Get in touch via email, web, or call 01253 477147
  • During a 15-minute discovery call with a senior member of the Blackpool Growth Business Academy, we'll find out more about your business and its growth ambitions
  • We'll let you know the support we believe will be right for you. This could include workshops and masterclasses. You may be assigned a scale-up specialist or growth coach to help you develop a more detailed plan. It could be a combination of any of the above
  • Start your growth journey with the Blackpool Growth Business Academy

Eligibility requirements

For Blackpool businesses that are either scaling up or starting up.

Enterprise Nation has helped thousands of people start and grow their businesses. Led by founder, Emma Jones CBE, Enterprise Nation connects you to the resources and expertise to help you succeed.

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