Leading UK entrepreneurs have joined forces with Siemens Enterprise Communications to set up a new initiative that gives small businesses practical advice and inspiration to help them achieve lasting growth and development.
The British Business Boost, which combines practical consultancy advice, online peer group support and ideas sharing, aims ultimately to build a more powerful voice for Britain’s ambitious entrepreneurs.
The programme has already attracted support from Tristram Mayhew, founder of forest adventure company Go Ape!, Gerard Burke of business growth specialists Your Business Your Future, and venture capitalist Julie Meyer. These entrepreneurs, working alongside Siemens Enterprise Communications, are helping build an initiative that will secure greater recognition and support for the 4.8 million small businesses whose efforts and innovation are vital to the future of the British economy.
The British Business Boost is accessed at www.britishbusinessboost.co.uk and builds on core themes of business leadership, growth and communications which are critical to business success. These topics provide the basis for a range of tailored support and ideas.
As part of its launch, the British Business Boost is providing a unique prize competition for businesses of 10-100 people, with the winning business receiving a package of leadership and business growth programmes, mentoring and team building as well as receiving a package of mentoring and team-building and hands on business consultancy as well as a state-of-the-art communications platform from Siemens Enterprise Communications. Three competition runners-up will also participate in the leadership and business growth programmes.
Entrants simply have to describe their vision and business challenges through an online form. Businesses have until July 12 to enter with the winners announced at a special luncheon attended by the three expert judges, in London on July 22.
Leon Mangan, Channel Sales Director of Siemens Enterprise Communications, said: “Small businesses are the lifeblood of our economy with their fantastic successes and creativity, but they often don’t get the recognition, practical support, or even the opportunity to learn from peers, that they deserve. We’re proud to be involved with the British British Business Boost as it will give owner-managers and entrepreneurs the real resources, networking opportunities and the practical support that they need.”