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Welcome to Growing Business Intelligence, a one-stop hub of practical advice, information and resources to help your business grow.

No matter what size your business is, we are here to support you with a range of essential tools and guides.

Market Insights & Interviews

Simon Morton, Eyeful Presentations

Simon Morton, Eyeful Presentations

Starting two businesses at the same time and never borrowing any money has been a winning strategy for Simon Morton, the Founder of presentation consultancy Eyeful Presentations.

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How to bid for a new contract

How to bid for a new contract

Understanding how to bid for a new contract can spell the difference between success and failure, says David Gray, managing director of B2B bid consultants AM Bid.

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Steve Pierson, UK FM Services

Steve Pierson, UK FM Services

Providing really good customer service has been a winning strategy for achieving success, says Steve Pierson, founder of facilities management company UK FM Services.

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Tech Month

Growing Business Intelligence is holding its Tech Month again this February and this year it is going to be bigger and better than ever.

Every week during February we will be looking at different aspects of how SMEs can use technology to help their grow, with practical ‘how to’ pieces full of top tips and advice. Alongside these we will also be running an insightful Q&A piece with a tech-focussed company.

Technology is an essential tool for SMEs of all sizes and stages to take their business forward, and yet for many business leaders it remains a source of anxiety, uncertainty and confusion. Tech Month will cut through the noise to show SME leaders exactly how to make the most of technology to drive their business forward.

Upcoming Events

The 25th annual Growing Business Awards are the most credible and highly valued recognition of exceptional growing businesses. Now entering their 24th year we celebrate the strength, vision and resilience of fast-growing SMEs - these are the accolades that UK SMEs really want to win!

Since 1998, the Growing Business Awards have been bringing together and honouring some of the UK’s most outstanding entrepreneurs and high-growth businesses. Consistent high-quality nominees, numerous categories and a finely-honed judging process have ensured the Growing Business Awards have made a name for themselves as a leading judge of past, current and future entrepreneurial success.

Transforming the finance function in growing businesses 26th April 2022, London.

The Finance Leaders’ Summit is back for its 8th year. This year the event makes a return as an in-person event focused on operational, technological and strategic aspects of the finance function in growing businesses.

Our Summit is a must-attend event for all Chief Financial Officers and Finance Directors who would like to understand the changing role of the finance function within growing businesses in the UK as well as get to grips with new and increased technology use, cybersecurity and financial risk, employee engagement and team collaboration to name a few.

Investor view

Organic Growth Masterclass: Kids Planet, backed by BGF

Organic Growth Masterclass: Kids Planet, backed by BGF

Taking a minority stake as a supportive investor and driving a three-pronged growth strategy helped transform nursery and education business Kids Planet says Neil Inskip, investor at BGF.
Organic Growth Masterclass: Candela Medical, backed by APAX Private Equity

Organic Growth Masterclass: Candela Medical, backed by APAX Private Equity

Making management changes, improving customer service and using digital tools all helped to drive organic growth at global medtech company Candela, says Steven Dyson, APAX partner.
Organic Growth Masterclass: VUES, backed by Arx Equity Partners

Organic Growth Masterclass: VUES, backed by Arx Equity Partners

Changing the pricing model, improving the management structure and internationalisng the business has driven organic growth at electric motor manufacturer VUES, says Brian Wardrop, managing partner at Arx Equity Partners.

Industry spotlight

What the judges are really looking for

What the judges are really looking for

As the entries open for the 2022 Growing Business Awards, the million-dollar question that every hopeful business wants to know the answer to is – what are the judges really looking for? What is it that spells the difference between an entry that makes it onto the coveted shortlist, and one that doesn’t?
London ranked best place in world for young entrepreneurs

London ranked best place in world for young entrepreneurs

Wondering where you are most likely to be surrounded by other young entrepreneurs? The answer is closer than you think, according to new analysis.
THE WINNERS OF THE 2021 GROWING BUSINESS AWARDS

THE WINNERS OF THE 2021 GROWING BUSINESS AWARDS

We are absolutely delighted to announce the winners of the 2021 Growing Business Awards. Many congratulations to all our winners.

Growing Business Intelligence Webinars

In these uncertain times it is more important than ever to learn best practise from other entrepreneurial businesses and market experts. We’ve interviewed some fascinating people who share their thoughts and experiences here.

Friday Jan 29 2021

Mental Health – You and Your Team

What to watch & download

Growth Tactics for Market Penetration

9 Best Practice Sales Campaigns for Turbulent Times...🙌

Covid-19 Global Survey: Inside business- impacts and responses

ACCA's global research with over 10,000 finance professionals identifies a wide range of business and financial challenges facing organisations of all sizes and across all sectors

Coronavirus government support for businesses

We know things are uncertain at the moment, so we want to reassure you what we’re here to help you. On top of any financial support you might need, the Government has launched a range of temporary measures to support your business through this period of disruption caused by coronavirus

CCB Business support brochure

Coronavirus - support for businesses. This document outlines some of the support available to you and your business to ensure you’re well prepared for now and the future. Coronavirus – All. Together. Now. It’s clear that coronavirus has everyone feeling on edge and uncertain at the moment.

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