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.


Join us on this free online workshop ‘Planning for Uncertainty’ on Tuesday 13th December.

Are you ready for growth? Are you protected against recession in these unprecedented and uncertain times?

If your business is based or trades in East Herts, Stevenage or Stanstead in the manufacturing,
creative & digital, bio-science & tech, aerospace, is a Social Enterprise, or related sectors you will not want to miss our free online workshop.

The workshop will help you understand the implications of the issues facing all of us in today’s challenging business environment to help you:

• developing a more comprehensive understanding of the issues

• recognise the importance of these issues for your business

• plan for growth

• build in business resilience in recession

• access the support and coaching that is available – including the potential up to £5,000 of 50% matched grant funding or 9 hours of tailored coaching/support for your business!

RESERVE YOUR PLACE – EMAIL: to attend the FREE workshop. 

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

Case Study

Always Bee You recently received 12 hours of 

FREE 1-2-1 mentoring as part of the Launchpad 2 – Tailored Business Support Programme. 

Watch to hear how it helped Jo and the team! 

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!