Get Ready for Business Growth, from the BIPC is an Arts Council England funded programme designed to help creative businesses that are looking to grow. It is bespoke to each business’ needs and entirely free.

How does it work?

The BIPC select 25 high-growth businesses in the creative sector every three months from across the UK to give specialist support and tailored one-to-one advice. The programme will be digitally run and the one-to-one meetings with the consultants are by video conference. It has nine modules, including:

Getting the growth mindset
Good governance & building purpose into your organisation
Refining your business model & growth strategy
Product & service innovation
Maximising your intellectual property (IP)
Building your brand
Creating a marketing strategy
Financial planning for growth
Business and IP research

We’re delighted to announce that Perro has been contracted to support this programme. Our Creative Director, Andy Ditchburn, will deliver the Building Your Brand and Creating a Marketing Strategy modules.

Why Get Ready for Business Growth?

Businesses might be looking to become more financially resilient, entrepreneurial or implement a new business model. Through one-to-one sessions and workshops, the BIPC work with each business to help them fulfil their growth potential. They will also get automatic membership to the Growth Club where they will have the opportunity to network with other high-growth, scale-up business owners and keep in touch with their Relationship Manager.

Other benefits of the Growth Club include:
Quarterly peer-to-peer networking events
Press and PR opportunities
Opportunities to speak at our series of Start-up Stars events
Group mentoring
Meet the Buyer events
Complimentary tickets for our series of Inspiring Entrepreneur events

What are the requirements?

Businesses must be based in the UK with a turnover of £100,000 or more and can commit to a minimum of 20 hours over three months.

Eligible businesses must be in the creative sector and fall under one of these categories:
Advertising and marketing
Film, TV, video, radio and photography
IT, software and computer services
Museums, galleries and libraries
Music, performing and visual arts

Applications are now open and will close at midday on Friday 9 September.

Click here to find out more and apply.