Thank you for your interest in the ERDF Launchpad 2 – Tailored Business Support Programme 

This is an EU Funded Programme which is being delivered by Enterprise Support Alliance Ltd.

As the programme is publicly funded and free to attend it comes with some eligibility criteria.

Your business needs to be:

Located in the East Herts Council area.

You may still be eligible if your business is registered outside of this area if you have a location in one of these areas.
The main area that East Herts Council covers is: Hertford, Bishops Stortford, Ware, Buntingford and Sawbridgeworth. However Businesses in Stevenage and those located at Stansted Airport are also eligible for the programme.

Employ less than 250 employees in total.

A Social Enterprise, or operating in one of the following sectors or their supply chain
- Aerospace
- Maintenance, Repairs & Operational support for Stansted Airport (MRO’s)
- Creative and Digital (Including TV and film)
- Bioscience
- Life Sciences
- Manufacturing
- Bio-tech (cell and gene therapies)
- Modern methods of construction

Your business may be eligible if you supply to, or deal with companies in one of the above sectors. If you are unsure please contact us to check launchpad2@enterprisesupportalliance.com

Have a turnover less than €50 million.

Have a balance Sheet less than €43 million.

Not have had State Aid of €200,000 or more in the last 3 fiscal years.

Completing the application

If your business is eligible, you just need to fill in an online application form.

This should take less than 10 minutes, but don’t worry if you have a query as we are here to help.

We recommend that you use a PC, laptop or tablet to complete the form.

To save time when completing the form you may find it helpful to have the following information at hand as applicable:

  • When your business started
  • The number of staff you employ (Full Time Equivalent) employees
  • Any staff ‘at risk’ of being made redundant
  • Balance Sheet Total (you will find this on your last financial accounts)
  • Company Turnover in last complete financial year (again on your last financial accounts)
  • Any spend you have made in the last financial year on Research & Development (R&D)
  • VAT Number, if applicable
  • Any Product & Process Innovations you have introduced in the last 3 years
  • Any businesses which are connected through shared ownership/shareholdings.

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Once you have submitted the form we will email confirmation of receipt from our launchpad2@enterprisesupportalliance.com email address.

We will then contact you to confirm that your business is eligible and discuss with you how the programme will help you take your business forward.

If you have an issue with filling in the application form send an email to launchpad2@enterprisesupportalliance.com with your phone number and we will call you as soon as we can.

Check for other support that may be available via your local Growth Hub