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Business support for start-ups and businesses with up to 10 full-time employees.

Our fully-funded programme provides startups and businesses with up to 10 employees with free support to get your business moving in the right direction — whether you’re just on the start of your business journey or want to take it to the next level.
In order to be eligible for this support, you must live in or run a business in Barnsley. 

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Looking for business support?
Speak to Launchpad.

Stress-free start-up business support – for free.

Through EB, our customers — from start-ups and SMEs all the way through to large enterprise and franchises — can benefit through opportunities and engagement, gaining access to our partners wherever they’re at in their growth journey.

Starting a business isn't easy. Those first steps can be overwhelming, and it can be hard to know where to begin. Introducing Launchpad — space for you to build up your knowledge, develop your ideas and build the confidence you need to take your business forward. 

Our core workshops are designed to support you through the start-up process.

  • Module 1: Covers business planning – This is where you turn your ideas into a plan.
  • Module 2: Looks at legal structures, business finances as well as bookkeeping & tax.
  • Module 3: Will help you develop a solid marketing strategy.
Kiran delivering Launchpad Workshop to SME businesses

Already trading – we've got you covered.

Business success is happening here — with cutting-edge technologies, large-scale development and a vibrant town centre. As well as some of the best business talent of all sizes calling Barnsley ‘home’.

Size doesn’t matter. Launchpad is here to help kickstart your new business, or support existing startups, with up to 10 staff members, who’ve hit a road block, are planning for growth, or who simply want to keep learning & developing their business – we’re here to help you succeed with your start up business. 

Here’s what you can access for free through Launchpad: 

  • Your own dedicated Business Advisor working alongside you from day one

  • Access to free training & workshops
  • A support package tailored to your business needs
  • A chance to take part and win at our yearly Launchpad Awards

As long as you're a Barnsley resident, or own a business that pays rates to Barnsley Council, we have a wonderful range of workshops available for you to access, whether that be for you or your staff. Launchpad also has associates who specialise in the following areas - so if you have something more specific you need help with, just speak to your business advisor: 

  • Marketing, Promotion & Customer Generation 
  • Digital Marketing & Social Media 
  • Human Resources 
  • Accountancy/Finance 
  • Procurement & Tendering 
  • E-commerce 
  • Retail
Businesses on the Launchpad Workshop

We’re here to help you with this programme

We listen to your business needs and provide the right support for you — we’re not a one-size-fits-all provider.

Kiran Antcliffe

Business Advisor (Launchpad)

Claire Hinchliff

Project Officer (Launchpad)

Paul Tinsley

Business Manager (Launchpad)

Nicole Harte

Start-up Advisor (Launchpad)

Interested in Launchpad support?

If you live or run a business in Barnsley, get started by filling out our contact form below and let us know a suitable day/time to book in your first meeting with one of our Business Advisors. We look forward to hearing from you.

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