The Business Ready GrowthPlus network is the invitation-only peer-to-peer network for Business Ready clients who meet the following criteria:

  • You run a successful business with turnover of >£1M
  • You have an established team of 10 or more people
  • You are based in Coventry & Warwickshire and are looking to grow
  • You have ambitions to sustain growth and/or scale-up your growth capabilities
  • You like to meet with like-minded peers to learn and share expertise

What is being offered?

Participating in this network offers:

  • Peer group meetings around the city and county (approx. 5 per year)
  • An opportunity to meet exclusively with other growth businesses
  • Facilitated meetings to stimulate and encourage peer group learning
  • Access to specialist speakers on targeted topics such as: mergers and acquisitions, talent management, succession planning, managing investors
  • Visits to member business sites to review different operations and processes
  • Easy access to specialist high-growth advisers and mentors
  • Simplified access to University resources and potential access to public sector resources across the UK or Europe
  • Simpler access to regional public sector supply chains
  • Access to influence the public sector regarding SME business growth issues
  • Press coverage to promote the success of members
  • Access to research about high-growth and scale-up businesses

Why is it being offered?

Extensive UK research shows that access to the right external support at different high growth episodes can help your business to sustain growth, and scale-up faster.  Local businesses have already experienced the benefit of this type of support:

We previously attended the Goldman Sachs 10,000 small business programme and found it of great value! Not only learning from the speakers, but the value of a network of peers sharing their own experiences of business growth was invaluable. We look forward to sharing our own experiences within this localised group, and also learning from other ambitious and capable businesses in Coventry & Warwickshire“.
Matthew Adam of We Are Digital Ltd

The Business Ready programme team at the University of Warwick Science Park (UWSP) are facilitating the network, together with Warwickshire County Council.  We aim to support carefully selected businesses to sustain and scale-up growth and productivity.

What is the investment?

Members commit to investing time by participating in the network and sharing their expertise with the wider group. You may also offer to host a meeting and show attendees around your premises.

Previous topics covered, with presentations from members include:

  • Scoping and implementing new ICT systems
  • Exporting to multiple markets
  • Recruitment and talent management
  • Visit to a combustion engineering factory in Nuneaton

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