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Government resources

The Help to Grow: Management Course is a 12-week, government-funded programme designed for business leaders wishing to take the next step in their growth journeys. Upon completion, participants will receive access to the Alumni Network Hub, a community platform that offers continued development through content, webinars, and events.

As part of their ongoing commitment to the Alumni Network, the Department for Business and Trade (DBT) has provided a list of government resources available to business leaders for free.

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Government resources

Business support helpline

Here you can access the government’s Business Support Helpline for free advice. In addition to this, there is a support tool that helps you find financial and business support anywhere in the UK.

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Export academy

The UK Export Academy is a government-funded training programme for UK businesses looking to grow their international sales.


King’s award

The King’s Awards for Enterprise are for outstanding achievement by UK businesses in the categories of, innovation, international trade, sustainable development, and promoting opportunity through social mobility.

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Tax help

Find help here if you don’t understand something about your tax through the HMRC helpline or the government’s self assessment tool.

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Employment law ACAS

ACAS is a government-funded independent body that works with employers to facilitate healthy working relationships and maintain employment laws.

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Growth hub contacts

The network of 38 Growth Hubs are local public/private sector partnerships led by the Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs). They join up national and local business support so it is easy for businesses to find the help they need. 

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Help to Grow

This is the central location for all Help to Grow initiatives. Find news, information, and advice from the government on starting or growing your business.

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