Launchpad 2

Tailored Business Support

For businesses located in the East Herts Council area

The ERDF Launchpad 2 Business Support Programme is now available for businesses located in the East Herts Council area.

About the Programme

The ERDF Launchpad 2 programme has been developed to help East Herts businesses who need support to grow, and those businesses who are already in growth mode and need assistance to move forward in a sustainable way. 

The support begins with a FREE in depth business growth plan which includes: 

– 3 hours of free support to help you grow your business
– An independent review of your business to develop an action plan
– Delivered at a time to suit you – online
– A structured approach using the Business Model Canvas to identify all the key issues which will help you to grow your business
– Covering all key issues whether they be finance, increasing your sales, digital marketing, developing new products/services and much more
– Support provided by a highly experienced business coach 
– Access further help if needed which could be either a grant or training workshops/coaching on the Launchpad 2 – Tailored Business Support programme. 
– Signposted to the other sources of help


Following the business growth plan you will then have a choice of support options.

Your choice of support

Workshops & Mentoring

Benefit from a tailored package of FREE support consisting of training workshops and individual mentoring delivered by proven experts in their fields.

Business Support Grant

There is limited availability of capital grants between £3,000 and £5,000, to contribute towards funding business capital purchases.

Please note if businesses apply and are successful they can receive either a programme of tailored business support or a grant, but not both.

Our Expert Mentors

Michael Niles is one of our expert mentors – Here is a short video of Hints & Suggestions of what makes a good leader or manager. If your business could benefit from 1-2-1 mentoring with Michael or any of our expert mentors – apply to the programme today!

Interested to know more? 

 Join our virtual info sessions to find out more about the programme, how we can help your business with the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.