Thursday, February 25, 2021

Post-lockdown business support launches for Sheffield tech businesses

A new programme of bespoke support to help businesses that have addressed new needs during the pandemic but now need help to re-adjust to a post-lockdown market has been launched in Sheffield.

The 12-week programme, branded ‘Project21’, will start on 15th March and support up to five businesses.

Those applying can be individuals who want to validate a new idea and develop it into a viable business, or start-ups and small businesses who want help to ensure sustainability post-lockdown.

The programme is provided by non-profit Sheffield Technology Parks (STP), which has been supporting and growing digital tech companies in Sheffield for over 30 years, including running entrepreneurship and business incubation programmes.

Tom Wolfenden, CEO of STP, said: “Over the past 12 months we’ve seen many businesses flourish and grow due to unexpected changes in consumer behaviour.

“New markets have emerged and new online products and services created to manage demand from locked-down customers.

“Now with the rollout of the vaccine, it’s likely customer behaviour will change again, so businesses will need to be agile and flex their offers.

“We can help by providing an objective perspective, tools and approaches, as well as an immediate and extensive business network.

“We’re particularly interested in businesses that have addressed new needs resulting from the pandemic, using technology tools or platforms to deliver their products or services. We will be looking for feasibility, commercial viability and the ambition of the business owner or team to grow the business.”

The Project21 programme will offer access to expert mentors, business coaching and a structured programme tailored to each business. The five businesses will work together as a cohort and share successes with each other.

The programme will help entrepreneurs and businesses to validate products and services, develop growth strategies and review their business model, as well as improve pitching.

A message from the Editor:

Thank you for reading this story on our news site - please take a moment to read this important message:

As you know, our aim is to bring you, the reader, an editorially led news site and magazine but journalism costs money and we rely on advertising, print and digital revenues to help to support them.

With the Covid-19 pandemichaving a major impact on our industry as a whole, the advertising revenues we normally receive, which helps us cover the cost of our journalists and this website, have been drastically affected.

As such we need your help. If you can support our news sites/magazines with either a small donation of even £1, or a subscription to our magazine, which costs just £31.50 per year, (inc p&P and mailed direct to your door) your generosity will help us weather the storm and continue in our quest to deliver quality journalism.

As a subscriber, you will have unlimited access to our web site and magazine. You'll also be offered VIP invitations to our events, preferential rates to all our awards and get access to exclusive newsletters and content.

Just click here to subscribe and in the meantime may I wish you the very best.




Latest news

Sheffield’s historic Leah’s Yard set for revival as creative hub for independent businesses

Leah’s Yard, a former 19th Century mesters works and one of Sheffield’s most important heritage buildings, is set for an exciting new future that will...

Stockholm-based company acquires Lincs electric charging equipment manufacturer

Stockholm-based Sdiptech AB has acquired Rolec Services Ltd and One Stop Europe Ltd (Rolec), a specialist in the design and manufacture of electric vehicle...

Skipton Building Society reports good profits despite challenging year

Despite experiencing one of its “most challenging years” to date, Skipton Building Society has reported good profits. For the year to 31 December 2020, the...

Quarter of exporters to EU considering holding back activity, research finds

Although 44% of UK exporters to the EU plan to grow their exports to the bloc, nearly a quarter (23%) are looking to either...

£3.5m sale secured at popular Barnsley site

Commercial Property Partners (CPP) has facilitated a multi-million-pound deal in Barnsley, finalising the sale of more than 0.66 acres for a private client. Spanning 2-18...

Private capital remains key investor class for property in Yorkshire – Knight Frank

According to Knight Frank’s new Wealth Report 2021, private capital has been undeterred by the Covid-19 pandemic and has continued to invest in commercial...

Related news

Sheffield’s historic Leah’s Yard set for revival as creative hub for independent businesses

Leah’s Yard, a former 19th Century mesters works and one of Sheffield’s most important heritage buildings, is set for an exciting new future that will...

Stockholm-based company acquires Lincs electric charging equipment manufacturer

Stockholm-based Sdiptech AB has acquired Rolec Services Ltd and One Stop Europe Ltd (Rolec), a specialist in the design and manufacture of electric vehicle...

Skipton Building Society reports good profits despite challenging year

Despite experiencing one of its “most challenging years” to date, Skipton Building Society has reported good profits. For the year to 31 December 2020, the...

Quarter of exporters to EU considering holding back activity, research finds

Although 44% of UK exporters to the EU plan to grow their exports to the bloc, nearly a quarter (23%) are looking to either...

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close