Business Support Case Studies

Some of our recent contracts include:

Welsh Government Start-up Support: Innovas is working as part of a consortium on this 3 year contract providing support to individuals who wish to start business in North West Wales. The support includes the full range from carrying out a diagnostic, mentoring the individual, to developing their business idea and business plan; and ongoing support after they have started. This is also supported with workshops and a networking group. 

Leeds Beckett University – Enterprise Academy: Innovas was recently appointed as a framework provider for 4 years to the Enterprise Academy at Leeds Becket University. This includes becoming approved as Medici Trainers by the University of Birmingham to run an enterprise programme for academics and staff within the university.

Blue Orchid – Business Advisors and Trainers: Working with Blue Orchid across Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Merseyside, Innovas has run over 200 workshops for new start and pre-start businesses. In addition Innovas has provided interim cover for Business Advisors in Greater Manchester and Cheshire delivering direct support to individuals as they develop their ideas and start their businesses.

University of Chester: Knowledge Action Network - Small Business Coaching: This contract provides coaching to business owners and managers across Lancashire and Cheshire who wish to grow and diversify their businesses. Innovas has provided a team of coaches to work with the companies over the 3 years of this project.

Knowsley MBC - Bidding & Tendering Support to SMEs: Innovas is working with Knowsley Borough Council to support SMEs in the borough to build their capability to bid for and win public sector tenders. This includes 1-2-1 mentoring and running of workshops. It has also supported groups of local companies to bid for contracts.

University of Salford Graduate Start-up Support: Innovas worked with the university to support graduates to start businesses. This included the development and running of a 2 day Bootcamp followed by 1-2-1 mentoring and support for individuals wishing to start their businesses.

Cheshire Business Focus: As part of our support to small businesses we have co-established and run a business networking group -

Training and development courses to individual companies and open courses in Leadership and Management Development: these have been run directly by Innovas and in partnership with the University of Salford | Salford Professional Development Ltd. For more information check out our Organisational Development Services

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