Project QUAD: Multi Borough business scale-up programme
Often a challenge to get London and County local authorities to work together on economic growth programmes, we proudly worked with the London Borough’s of Havering and Barking & Dagenham and Essex’s Thurrock & Basildon Council’s to design, manage and successfully deliver projectQUAD, a pooled resource pilot multi-Borough cross- sector business growth programme.
Working with over 80 businesses largely in the creative, retail and advanced engineering and automotive sectors and working alongside partnering local specialist business support agencies, we recruited and supported local SMEs and social enterprises a mix of demand-led business seminars, one-to-one counselling sessions and online business survival and growth tools.
Over the life of the project, beneficiaries demonstrated and we reported measurable scale-up activity including new job creation, first-time VAT registrations and increase in both revenues and profits.
“The fresh pair of eyes, the peer-to-peer support connections we made with likeminded business owners from outside of our own Borough and the new skills we developed with our projectQUAD Advisor, totally changed the way we did business for the better which we are more than happy to say has grown our sales by over 70%”
Paul M, projectQUAD Beneficiary