Launched in January 2014 Growth Vouchers is a government programme which helps small businesses get strategic advice. With up to £2,000 match funding available in key areas:
-Finance and cash flow
-Recruiting and developing staff
-Improving leadership and management skills
-Marketing, attracting and keeping customers
Growth Vouchers are a fantastic aid to help businesses grow and with recent changes to the application criteria, funding has become more accessible to Start ups as well as SME’s and small corporate companies.
Alison Edgar, Managing Director of Sales Coaching Solutions is a specialist sales and customer service training provider based in Chippenham. Alison has recently been appointed as the regional representative for South West England on the national Growth Vouchers promotional panel, helping to introduce the scheme to companies wanting to grow their business.
A company who recently took advantage of Growth Vouchers is Project Caerus LLP who took over Chiseldon House Hotel, www.chiseldonhouse.com in September 2011. They are an independently owned and managed, 21 bedroom, award winning country house hotel situated on the Marlborough Downs- an ideal venue for weddings, meetings and corporate events.
Recently they have extensively refurbished the hotel to a very high standard, and decided they would like to mirror this in their sales, marketing and customer service strategy. They enlisted the help of Sales Coaching Solutions Ltd, via the Enterprise Nation website after they were awarded a Growth Voucher in the ‘marketing, attracting and keeping customers’ category.
As a result of their work with Sales Coaching Solutions, they have a marketing strategy and a plan to work towards growing their business with the corporate customers based in or visiting Swindon, Newbury and the surrounding area. They have had already had positive comments on Trip Advisor and have seen an upturn in sales. Mark Pennells director commented “We would recommend Growth Vouchers and Sales Coaching Solutions to any business that is looking for funding for specialist advice to help them grow their business”.
For further information and terms and conditions of Growth Vouchers visit www.gov.uk/apply-growth-vouchers, or contact Alison Edgar via her website www.salescoachingsolutions.co.uk