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Meeting you where you are

Whether you’re a micro business, SME or VCSE, by landing here you’ve already taken your first steps to business growth – so stay a while and find out what Go4Growth can do for you. Our fully funded programme has no contractual obligation, no time commitment and has a number of entry pathways. It is designed by passionate small business owners who recognise the challenges businesses face when working with the public sector. Our programme is tailored to you which means that whatever your size, whatever your business and experience, we’ll meet you where you are now and help you build for the future.

Go4Growth’s Gap Analysis: helping you know what you don’t know

Starting the programme couldn’t be easier, we take you through your account set up, ask you a series of questions about your organisation – our gap analysis - and develop your personalised Go4Growth Action Plan. You’ll gain access to training events, webinars, pre-recorded tutorials and a host of information to support your organisation and help identify areas for development. Importantly, you’re free to utilise our members’ area, access content and training at your own pace. By building your skills and knowledge with us, you’ll become confident of your own credentials and ability to confidently apply for public sector opportunities.

Look how we have helped others

Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Trust and Ignition Brewery: a client and provider perspective

Managing Director of Ignition Brewery, Nick O'Shea, explains how Go4Growth helped his business secure a bid to supply Lewisham Hospital with hospitality services, and Chris Wagner describes the benefits of working with Go4Growth from his perspective as Director of Procurement for the Trust.

20 June 2023

Calderdale Council: Working with Go4Growth

Deborah Gaunt, Corporate Procurement Officer at Calderdale Council talks about her experience working with Go4Growth and how engaging with small businesses and VCSEs is crucial to the local economy.

06 February 2023

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Events tailored to you

Virtual

Navigating Public Sector Competitions - Standard Selection Questionnaire

06 March 2024, 12:30 PM

At this session (the first of four lunch and learn events) we'll look at the standard selection questionnaire (SSQ) working through each section and time for questions.

Virtual

Navigating Public Sector Competitions - Answering Quality Questions

13 March 2024, 12:30 PM

At this second session, we'll look at the specification, evaluation criteria and how to answer technical/quality questions.

We'll break down the structure of questions and overview how to relate your response back to the specification and scoring criteria.

We'll use an example from a previous bid set of questions working through how to structure an answer

“I need help to get started” in the Community

Get started in the public sector here

We know it can be difficult to start out in a new sector but we’re here to help you every step of the way. You can take advantage of our experience, knowledge and all the resources available in the Go4Growth programme to help make the transition into public sector as easy as possible. Click above to join the Community now.

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