Want to join our Scale Up programme to help your business grow better faster?

Answer the following quick questions to see if you qualify to join the programme

Has your business been operating for at least three years? YesNo
Do you have between five and 150 employees? YesNo
In the last financial year, did your turnover reach £250,000 or more? YesNo
Have you had any management education in the last two years? YesNo
Are you the primary owner or the primary decision-maker in your business? YesNo


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Are You Investment Ready? Taster Sessions for the Investment Readiness Programme

Invest East Investment Readiness Programme

Over the last 18 months the Investment Readiness Programme has supported over 80 local businesses to become more investable, helping them develop their business plans, create a go to market strategy for a wide range of innovative and exciting new products and services as well as refine their financial forecasts.

During this period, we have seen eight of the businesses already secure investment and a further 15 are in discussions with interested investors. These founders will now be able to take their business to the next level and prove our region as a hotbed of innovation and entrepreneurial talent.


The Investment Readiness Programme is now approaching its conclusion with the fourth and (subject to additional funding) Final Cohort due to commence on the 21st September 2020.


In order to make this Cohort the best one yet and open it up to as many deserving local business founders as possible, we have decided to run a series of x 4 “Taster Sessions” via Zoom to spread the word and reach out across the region to encourage applications from founders who might not have already come across the programme or usually engage with programmes of business support.


The programme is open to applicants looking to:


  • Launch a new business
  • Develop a new product or service within an existing business
  • Or those who want to explore options and optimise their potential around raising finance to grow their business


These bite sized taster sessions provide an overview of how the Investment Readiness Programme works, introduces them to the team and hear about the experience of previous clients on how the programme has personally benefitted them in developing their business.


The first of these events will be hosted via Zoom on Wednesday 26th August at 2.00pm and will hear from Callum Coombes CEO and Founder of Safepoint, as well as Richard Glinn the Manager of the New Anglia Growth Hub.


With staggered start dates in September, October and November we hope to impact as many Norfolk and Suffolk businesses as possible during these challenging and uncertain times and continue to champion the fantastic array of talent we have within our region.


For more information please view the flyer on the sessions here.

To book your place click here or visit: www.investeast.co.uk/invest