Business: Government Assistance

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 6th March 2015.

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Photo of Chuka Umunna Chuka Umunna Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what growth hubs are in operation; where each hub is located; when each hub began operation; and how many businesses have been provided assistance by each hub.

Photo of Matthew Hancock Matthew Hancock Minister of State (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills), Minister of State for Portsmouth, The Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change

Growth Hubs bring together services for small business in each Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) area. There are currently 23 Growth Hubs, and a list of locations is provided in the table below. Growth Hubs have begun operation at different times reflecting local circumstances, and launch dates are shown. As a condition of receiving funding from Government in 2015-16 alongside their Local Growth Deals, LEPs will report on the number of businesses their growth hub has helped. This information will be available from October 2015.

Growth Hub

Launch Date

Growth Hub

Launch Date

Black Country

June 2014

Lancashire

Prior to January 2014

Buckinghamshire Thames Valley

Prior to January 2014

New Anglia

June 2014

Cumbria

Prior to January 2014

Northamptonshire

Prior to January 2014

Coventry & Warwickshire

August 2014

Oxfordshire

June 2014

Coast 2 Capital

August 2014

Southend

June 2014

D2N2

December 2015

South East Midlands

March 2014

Dorset

May 2014

Stoke-on-Trent & Staffordshire

October 2014

Greater Manchester

Prior to January 2014

Solent

July 2014

Heart of the South West

June 2014

Swindon & Wiltshire

May 2014

Humber

June 2014

Tees Valley

July 2014

Gloucestershire

October 2014

Thames Valley Berkshire

June 2014

Worcestershire

June 2014

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