The SME Centre of Excellence provides the right support at the right time for SMEs and individuals to start, survive and thrive. Whether you are starting or growing a business, our support services and programmes can help.
We provide a one-stop for all of your business support needs with over 300 service providers as part of our professional support offering and 40+ consultants with a minimum of 15 years expertise
Right Support – Discover what support you need to grow your business we provide Digital Transformation including Website, Marketing, Accountancy and Legal Packages for a set monthly fee helping businesses budget.
Right Time – Providing your business with support when the times right for you to help you start, survive and thrive. We recognise there is no one size fits all, that is why everything we provide is bespoke including the experts we to hand. From book-keepers at the start of your business journey to tax advisors at the other end.
Right Price – All of our support is provided at the right price to allow you to access the support you need to enable business growth.
Services we offer
- Business Start Up Support
- Scale up, Commercialisation, Sales and Marketing
- Digital Transformation, Innovation & Internationalisation
- Leadership & Management
Support we offer
We provide all of the support needed across the business lifecycle including company incorporation, legal, accountancy, sales and marketing, leadership and strategy, design thinking, systems thinking, digital transformation, stakeholder engagement and management, internationalisation, alongside providing physical space and virtual office. We have one of the largest professional service provider networks across the North of England.
“The SME CofE is the leading Small to Medium Enterprise (SME) Business Support Hub. A collaborative and ethical approach that provides a one-stop for ALL support needs, helping organisations to start, survive and thrive.”
We offer a multi-disciplinary sought-after award-winning team with significant, sustained and successful experience of helping individuals and businesses, start, grow and sustain their enterprise ambitions and aspirations. Each of our consultants has a minimum of 15 years demonstrable expertise of working across a variety of sectors establishing and building valuable networks that amplify the positive interventions for the organisations supported.
All of our activities are outcome, output and impact driven to focus on delivering positive results and consequently we have gained immense relevant experience and expertise within a business consultative environment across a number of disciplines. Our Pre-Accelerator, Accelerator, Scale-Up, Investor Readiness, Innovation, Peer Networks and Commercialisation programmes are impact driven and underpinned with the three biggest growth enablers – digital transformation, innovation and internationalisation.
Using best business practice methodologies and applying these consistently, we have built an enviable multi-award-winning reputation of trust and credibility, always delivering projects on time and within budget. We only work with individuals and service providers that are sought after and recognised as one of the best in their field. Quality processes are adopted to assess, and where required, train all employees, future proofing capabilities. This approach ensures an effective, efficient, economic and ethical service is provided to you each and every time.
We work with individuals organisations across the public, private and third sectors.
We work with individuals and organisations to help identify and source funding, investment and grants as required on an individual basis, together with providing commercial services on flexible monthly subscription terms.