Blue Orchid has designed and delivered numerous support programmes that have helped enterprises of all sizes unleash their business growth potential. We are committed to using our knowledge and expertise to ensure the long-term success of those we work with.
Since our launch in 2001, we have built-up a dedicated team of regionally based business advisors. Experts in their field, they possess invaluable knowledge of the local environment where our clients are trading, providing bespoke support to facilitate growth. Identifying the key milestones for small businesses moving into their growth phase means they will scale up over the optimum timescale, facilitating sustainability.
When developing business growth support, ranging from smaller company expansion to high-growth and scale-up businesses, we ensure we are continuously up-to-date with current research and relevant trends. We always remain impartial but regularly engage with policy makers in the sector, resulting in positive, two-way knowledge transfer.
When working with fast growing and ambitious companies we can develop in-depth, long-term relationships, capitalising on our track record of experience. This kind of longstanding support can aid innovative step-changes in business processes, developing new products and exploring new markets.
To develop a successful pathway to business growth, Blue Orchid business advisors will review and assess current SME’s trading conditions. This can take the form of external market analysis, looking in detail at business turnover metrics and drilling down into key business functions. This process demonstrates an understanding of how entrepreneurs can develop the mindset and commitment required to realise their growth ambitions.
Business Growth Masterclasses provide business owners and managers with the opportunity to delve into the detail of important areas concerning their companies. Small groups of entrepreneurs can benefit from training in topics such as Accounting and Financial Planning, Legal Compliance and Employment Law along with Sales and Marketing strategies. The sessions are designed to assist our clients when facing their own business challenges and help them unlock their future growth potential.
Our network of skilled trainers have backgrounds that include; qualified accountants, expert solicitors, previous/current business owners and experienced sales and marketing consultants.
Blue Orchid manages SME grant programmes on behalf of Local Authorities at Local Enterprise Partnerships utilising both UK and ERDF funding sources. Programmes range from £1,000 to £20,000 grant contributions for investment projects designed to help build capability, improve efficiency and productivity. They also support expansion into new markets and sectors.
“It’s always exciting to meet a trading business looking for support to increase their performance. I often focus on the operational practices that the client follows, looking and considering with them, potential efficiencies or different working practices that could increase sales. I also explore creative ways that effective marketing could to gain more exposure for the client.
Action planning, monitoring progress and measuring results helps clients reflect on their performance and make informed decisions on the actions that have proved successful and how they can aid future growth.”
Kirsty Mackenzie, Blue Orchid Advisor
Bespoke, tailored support available to all potential new businesses and those looking to help their early stage business grow and develop. Delivered by a team of professional business advisors for enterprises which will trade in Redditch, Bromsgrove, Wyre Forest, Solihull, East Staffordshire, Lichfield, Tamworth and Cannock.
Funded by the Cheshire & Warrington LEP through the Local Growth Fund the Business Energy & Efficiency Programme will help businesses based in Cheshire & Warrington to reduce energy use, improve efficiency, lower costs and contribute to the reduction of Greenhouse gas emissions responsible for global warming.
C&W Access to Finance & Grant Programme provides information, advice & signposting to those SMEs looking to raise significant investment in their business to support their growth plans. Alongside this advice service the project will provide SMEs with access to grants of between £2,000 – £15,000 towards consultancy projects which will help to unlock their potential and grow their business.
Our range of specialist business workshops, masterclasses and events will equip ambitious businesses to grow successfully. Open to businesses eligible for the #GrowMySME programme, all events are free to attend and based across the Humber region.
Delivered by an experienced team of business advisors and a range of business specialists, this programme offers full business start-up support as well as important early stage business advice and guidance to help businesses grow. Available for enterprises which will trade in Worcester City, Bromsgrove, Redditch, Malvern Hills, Wychavon and Wyre Forest.