County council launches recovery programme

Lancashire County Council has launched Two Zero Scaleup Resurgence to help high-growth SMEs return to full strength quickly after Covid-19.

The 90-day programme includes coaching and mentoring, high-growth masterclasses featuring scaleup experts and peer-to-peer learning with likeminded ambitious leaders. It will be delivered digitally by business performance consultancy Cube Thinking and tailored to the needs of scaleup companies.

As with the original Two Zero programme, it is designed specifically for firms looking to achieve sustained 20 per cent year-on-year growth. There are 25 places available.

County councillor Michael Green, cabinet member for economic development, environment and planning, Lancashire County Council, said: "Lancashire has a strong pool of fast-growing businesses which were achieving 20 per cent year-on-year growth in the lead up to the coronavirus pandemic.

"Providing this package of quality tailored support to help these ambitious businesses bounce back from the challenges of coronavirus will help the whole Lancashire economy to bounce back, creating jobs and prosperity for Lancashire residents."

The programme will close for applications on June 30. For full eligibility criteria and to apply, businesses should visit https://www.twozerolancs.com/programmes/scaleup-resurgence/.

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