FCS Associates

FCS Associates Appointed as Launchpad Associates

November 7, 2016

scr_launchpad_logoFCS Associates Limited (FCS) are pleased to announce their appointment as Launchpad Associates.  This exciting opportunity was awarded to FCS after going through a competitive tendering process and their contract will run until until march 2019.

Launchpad is a new fully inclusive and co-ordinated programme of start-up support which aims to help create hundreds of new businesses across the region over the next three years.

The £4 million programme is being delivered through the Sheffield City Region (SCR) Growth Hub, launched by the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership last month, and involves a consortium of the region’s local authorities, and the Princes Trust.

Through Launchpad people just starting to think about working for themselves and new business owners keen to grow their companies and create jobs can quickly access a wide range of new and existing business advice, workshops, seminars, one-to-one coaching and mentoring services.

FCS will be providing advice with a particular focus on procurement and tendering to start-ups in Barnsley.  This will see them deliver one to one support and training workshops that will help start-ups understand the procurement process and bid for public sector contracts.   They will also provide tender readiness support and guidance to identify where opportunities are advertised.  They will also support them through the bidding process and pre-screen applications.

FCS were chosen based on their previous work delivered through Smart Start, a business start up programme that preceded Launchpad and also their on-going work with the Enterprising Barnsley programme.

If you would like more information on FCS’s tender and procurement start up support please e-mail rachel@fcsassociates.co.uk.

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