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Whether you’re a startup in need of a growth strategy, an established company looking to increase profitability, or somewhere in between, we’ll match you to a business advisor who has the commercial experience to guide you to success.


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We’re your single gateway to navigating the best private and public sector business support available. We’re your foot in the door, your insider knowledge, your expert resource. We’re in your corner.


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Since 2014, we’ve helped more than 3,000 businesses in Coventry and Warwickshire become more efficient, move into bigger premises, or increase competitiveness.


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Making more of Patent Box

Too many businesses are missing out on a potential opportunity to claim tax relief on any profits earned from their patent-protected innovations and in some cases, this could be holding back their investment plans.



Cash is King: Anticipating the Future (Cashflow management)

It’s important to recognise that CASH is what keeps your business alive.   Despite the fact that cash is the lifeblood of a business many SMEs don’t truly have a handle on their cashflow.

At any stage of the business life cycle, cashflow is of vital importance to the health of your business. One saying is: “revenue is vanity, profit is sanity, but cash is king.”

Put simply, businesses go bust in the long term because of the lack of sales or profit but, in the short term, they can fail because they don’t have enough cash to pay their bills. 



Protecting Your Company's Data

Possibly your most valuable business asset is the data you generate. It can be both confidential and commercially sensitive; it may contain financial or health records of individuals, trade secrets, customer records and company financial information.

You certainly wouldn’t want to lose it, and most likely don’t want others to see it without being authorised to do so for fear of adverse publicity, or worse, prosecution.



How to Have Difficult Conversations in Small Sized Businesses

As soon as you take on employees in your business you will, in time, face issues that need to be addressed by having a difficult conversation.  Sometimes in a small business you will have friends or family working for you.  Some of these individuals may have been with you since the early days and have supported you through business start-up and through tough times.  This does bring the risk that there will be a familiarity between employer and employee and when issues arise that need to be addressed you will inevitably be reluctant to address them.  Difficult conversations won’t be effectiv



Change the Script: Ideas When Recruiting

Back in the day, job ads were placed in magazines, newspapers and other types of media, requiring plenty of effort, time and money from businesses looking to employ new professionals. For companies who are under-staffed and looking to hire as quickly as possible, this proved to be a massive downfall. However, in an industry where change can be slow, recruitment methods have improved in recent years. We attribute this to the significant rise in the use of technology, social media and progressive testing methods.



Websites and Logos: Who owns the rights?

Chances are, if you’ve had the pleasure of getting hitched you will understand the slight feeling of moral outrage when you realise your wedding photographer owns the copyright in your wedding photos. (“But they’re photos of US!?!”).



Making Tax Digital

The tax system is undergoing its biggest overhaul since self-assessment was introduced in 1996 by making tax digital. By 2020, businesses and individual tax payers will be able to register, file and update their information at any time of the day or night to suit them, without the need to fill in the annual tax return. The new rules will make it more effective, efficient and easier for taxpayers, and will apply whether you have a trading business, or are a property landlord.



Have you got the basics right? Setting the foundations for employing staff

It’s such a significant milestone to take on your first employee. It is brilliant that you are getting busy and need some help, but it is so scary when suddenly you are responsible for earning enough to pay someone else’s mortgage and bills as well as your own! The “what if’s” start to keep you awake; what if it doesn’t work out, what if they don’t work how I do, what if my clients don’t like them, what if I can’t afford it…



The Power of Really Knowing your Target Market

For your business to grow there must be a certain prospect for whom you offer the ‘best’ product or service. If there is not then what you are offering is second best to everybody which is clearly not a sustainable business model.




Since our creation in 2014 the Coventry and Warwickshire Growth Hub has become an essential ingredient within the business support ecosystem with demand for our services growing exponentially. During our last quarter, we have witnessed an increase in enquiries by 181% over the comparable period last year as businesses reconcile and reflect upon the impact of an ever changing market place and economic landscape.


Client feedback

It’s been a fantastic inaugural eight months for the TalentTech Recruitment team and, although the reality of setting up and running a company can be a somewhat daunting experience, we have been extremely grateful for the superb help, advice and guidance given to us along our journey by Gavin Barnett and the team at CW Growth Hub. Gavin’s introductions to both Warwick & Coventry Universities and his wider business network have been absolutely invaluable.

TalentTech Recruitment LTD,

For many individuals out there, it is very hard to figure out ways and know which direction to go when it comes to setting up a business. The challenges of taking your idea and bringing it to life and not knowing where to go and who to speak to for advice. it can get very frustrating..

King of Saffron LTD,

This grant [which we received with the help of the Growth Hub and Coventry City Council] will really help us get on track for business growth and succeed with our vision. Personally, I would also like to thank the team for supporting me through the grant application process. You have been very approachable and attentive throughout.

Exeter Analytical (UK) Limited,

Thank you for the comprehensive and professional guidance

Burbidge & Son Ltd,

Over the years since the Growth Hub was set up we have habitually gone to our Account Manager as a one-stop shop for all business-related information.  It has been a really convenient way of finding suppliers, advisors and, on one occasion, we even asked for assistance with finding customers.  We are invited to a wide range of business events including business development workshops, Brexit roundtable discussions, seminars on various topics and have also been asked to speak at some events.  When we have needed additional information, for example, finding finance sources or help with selecti

Marchantcain Design Limited,

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