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looking to grow your team? we can help with grants, and apprenticeships

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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Transition to Management


The transition to ‘first line manager’ role is unique in organisations as this person is the one level who manages ‘non-managers’. This brings its own set of hurdles to overcome, and for people new to managing others there is a lot to learn.

Cambridge B2B


Join Cambridgeshire Chamber of Commerce to celebrate business, showcase products and services, gain business contacts and discuss new ideas and opportunities at the annual Cambridge B2B. Over 70 stands will be at this one-day event that showcases companies from across Cambridge and beyond.

Effective Communication


This workshop will help managers understand their own communication style, the essentials of good communication and develop their confidence to communicate in an effective way.

Green Business Fund Workshop – An Introduction to Energy Efficiency


The Carbon Trust Green Business Fund is an energy efficiency support service for SMEs in England, Scotland and Wales. It provides direct funded support through energy assessments, training workshops, equipment procurement support and a capital contribution towards your energy saving equipment purchase.


Peterborough-Based Firm Shares Signpost 2 Grant Success Story

08 May, 2018

Based in Peterborough, GH Display Ltd is a specialist bespoke exhibition stands and displays business originally formed in 1976.

Next Level


13 Apr, 2018

A brand-new business event has been created to help take local businesses to the ‘Next Level’.

Green Business Fund

The Green Business Fund from the Carbon Trust

29 Mar, 2018

The £7m fund has been made available to SMEs on a first come-first served basis, and will offer energy saving training, cost saving assessments, implementation advice, and capital support for the installation of energy efficiency equipment.

Cambridge Software - Grant Funding

Local software business shares growth success

19 Mar, 2018

His previous local IT Services business saw Phil and his team involved with a wealth of local businesses across a wide range of sectors.