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Welcome to Signpost 2 Grow

Signpost 2 Grow is here to connect your business to the help, support and funding you need to grow. Covering Cambridgeshire, Peterborough, Rutland, West Norfolk, West Suffolk, North Hertfordshire, South Holland, South Kesteven and Uttlesford in Essex, the team are here to help.

If you’ve got an idea, but aren’t sure where to start, have been trading for a while and are thinking of taking on your first staff member, or need funding support to purchase an asset to expand production capacity – Signpost 2 Grow can point you in the right direction.

Try the Business Support Search tool if you know what type of advice you’re looking for, or have a browse through the site if you’re after more general information. There are also helpful Resources links at the end of each section.

There’s a wealth of information and support out there for businesses. Signpost 2 Grow is about bringing all of the options available together in one place – making it easier for you find and access the right advice and assistance to help your business grow.

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Covid-19 Business Resilience Webinars

18 May, 2020

The Webinar schedule is as follows:

Understanding the Key Government Support Initiatives for SMEs – Thursday 23 April
HR – Layoff v furlough, can it backdates?

ISSUE 17: Furloughed staff wages now being paid: Information for claimants

01 May, 2020

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Covid-19: support for businesses – updated 30 April 2020 
Wages for furloughed employees are now being paid through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
If you have not yet made a claim: You can still claim online for a grant for 80% of your furloughed employees’ salaries, up to £2,500 per employee, per month.

ISSUE 16: New 100% government backed loan scheme for small business and test for essential workers announced

28 Apr, 2020

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Covid-19: support for businesses – updated 28 April 2020 
New 100% government backed loan scheme for small business
The new Bounce Back Loans scheme, announced by the Chancellor today, will allow businesses to borrow between £2,000 and £50,000 and access the cash within days.

ISSUE 15 SPECIAL EDITION: Take action to avoid missing out on business grant funding

28 Apr, 2020

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Covid-19: support for businesses – updated 23 April 2020
Unclaimed grant funding available to businesses
Businesses in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough are eligible for millions of pounds of grant funding which have so far gone unclaimed.