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Government funding available to support business development within the science sector

John Nelligan


The Science Industry Partnership (SIP) ‘Skills for Growth’ scheme offers companies investment from Government to fund 50% of the cost of developing their team.

The two-year programme has been devised to encourage businesses in England to develop their existing workforce to acquire the skills needed to adopt new technology and innovate products and services.

Who is elegible for the funding?

Businesses that operate within the following sectors:

Life Sciences – pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical technology, consumer healthcare

Industrial Sciences – chemicals, petrochemicals, industrial bio-technology, polymers, advance materials and formulations

Where do Business Doctors fit in?

As the sole (quality assured) training provider for managerial level strategic support, Business Doctors have been chosen by Cogent Skills – the strategic body for skills development within the science sector – to provide support to elgible businesses across Yorkshire.

Our pedigree of assisting businesses with all aspects of business development – from plans and strategy, through to implementation and on-going support – means we are uniquely positioned to help business across the science sector understand what they need to do to grow sustainably.

What support is available?

The Business Doctor’s core training options can be viewed on the website.  The options are:

  • An Introduction to Performance Management
  • Introduction to Developing a Strategic Business Plan
  • Understanding and Maximising Your Value Proposition

We are also able to design a specific programme to support growth within your businesses.  Using the funding available via Skills for Growth you can claim 50% of the cost of a bespoke training programme for your management team.

What to do next:

Contact Simon Monaghan of Business Doctors Leeds & North Yorkshire for an initial conversation about the elegibility of your business and the opportunites available for growth within your business

Email:  Phone: 07768 611 986.

Visit the Skills for Growth website for more information on the SIP partnership and the fuding available to help science businesses in England.