WSX Enterprise and the Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry have worked together with Bournemouth Borough Council in securing funding; awarded to the Dorset LEP from the Regional Growth Fund. This funding delivers an innovative and comprehensive business support programme for both new and established businesses and social enterprises in Dorset – the Dorset Growth Hub.
The Dorset Growth Hub aims to improve the efficiency, effectiveness and responsiveness of local business support by understanding customer needs, improving co-ordination with national support, introducing services to fill gaps and eliminating duplication through evaluating and continually improving performance.
The Hub is a “one stop shop “– with a web portal, online advice and business navigators to help Dorset businesses identify and access relevant support. We will also deliver a business growth programme with specialist advisors to assist businesses in key sectors that are looking to grow through investment, innovation and internationalisation. The Hub will also award grants and vouchers to businesses demonstrating growth potential.