Beta successfully delivered support to businesses in Doncaster from 2007 to 2015 on behalf of the Local Authority. The Business Buddy model was developed by Beta and has to date supported over 3,000 businesses, resulting in the creation of over 1,000 new jobs and safeguarding over 230 existing jobs.
The Beta Business Buddies focused on working with companies looking to grow and develop. They carried out an initial diagnostic with the client and then worked with them to develop a bespoke solution adding real value towards the success of their business. The Business Buddies are experienced business advisors and helped to address issues such as attracting new customers, profitability, financing, planning and strategy, exporting and staff development. They also assisted businesses access other sources of support through Growth Accelerator, Business Growth Vouchers and Finance Yorkshire.
The programme was funded by Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council’s Work, Skills and Enterprise Programme ‘Business Doncaster’.