Breakthrough

We’re passionate about helping ambitious businesses to succeed. Building long-lasting relationships with SMEs runs deep in our heritage. We’ve come to know and understand the needs of our customers, which has helped us to appreciate the challenges they face and the support they need to overcome them. Let us help your business break through.

Talent

Support to find and keep the best talent, including access to subsidised graduate interns.

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Knowledge

Meet British business legends face-to-face and soak up their expertise at our events.

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Connections

Keep one step ahead by joining our online network of entrepreneurs and business leaders.

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Finance

Funding beyond the ordinary, including a financing solution to fuel your growth ambitions.

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Women Business Leaders’ Mentoring Programme

We’re launching our 2018 Women Business Leaders’ Mentoring Programme, powered by Women Ahead, to deliver a mentoring scheme for the next generation of fast-growth female entrepreneurs.

90 Women Business Leaders from across the UK, approaching their next stage of business and professional growth, will be matched with carefully selected mentors.

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British Library collaboration

We’re collaborating with the British Library to make support more widely available for entrepreneurs and business owners, at every stage in the lifecycle of a business.

Your local Business & IP Centre can provide you with help and a range of free resources to start and run successful businesses, and a programme of regular workshops and events.

Resources and events

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Looking for your business' next stage of growth?

Our Breakthrough programme continues to help businesses like Moo Free and Victoria Green achieve their ambitions, offering unique support through each stage of growth.

Building your Brand, Building your Business

Building your Brand, Building your Business

Together with Business of Brand founders Linzi Boyd and Darren Shirlaw, we hosted a workshop helping business owners understand how to turn their business profile into an asset. See how the business owners got on.

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Breakthrough International

We’re focused on bringing a fresh perspective to businesses with ambitions to grow beyond traditional markets. Our extensive local networks and knowledge around the world means we’re ideally placed to support your international trade plans.

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Breakthrough in Branch – Helping ambitious businesses grow and prosper

We understand that running a business can be a lonely place on occasions. Breakthrough in Branch events support businesses to connect with each other and grow their network in their local area.

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