GetSet for Growth

Supporting ambitious businesses in East Dorset achieve their growth ambitions


GetSet for Growth brings high quality, professional resources to your company. Our finance and marketing experts provide invaluable commercial insights and direction, drawn from first hand experience, to help you grow your bottom line.

We help you strengthen your business and marketing strategies in order to generate more money from more customers, and work with you to secure finance to invest in your growth.

Our service has already supported over 4,300 businesses across the UK that are looking to grow, who collectively turnover £1billion. This support is available to you in East Dorset thanks to funding from the European Regional Development Fund and partners.


Support available:

Businesses that are eligible for the programme will benefit from strategic and highly practical growth workshops and hands-on 1:1 support relevant to their specific businesses challenges.

  • 1:1 hands on support

    Dedicated face-to-face sessions with a specialist Business Finance or Marketing advisor.

  • Practical workshops

    Tailored workshops to learn new skills and meet other local businesses.

  • An e-learning platform

    24/7 access to resources, templates and more through GetSet Answers.

Simply contact the team below to start benefiting from this fantastic support.

 

Get in touch

Upcoming events

Browse the list of our upcoming GetSet for Growth events in East Dorset, which you can book on to directly using the links below..

Business Facebook Strategy - Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch

So you’ve created a Facebook page for your business, have started posting regularly and are attracting followers. That’s great! But, without a proper strategy in place, how do you measure what’s working and what’s not, whether you’re posting content that’s of interest to your customers and if you’re achieving your businesses goals? In this practical session, we’ll cover all the aspects you should consider when developing a Facebook strategy for your business to ensure you’re achieving the maximum impact from your social media efforts.

Search Engine Optimisation - Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch

Gaining strong visibility and authority and positions on search engines can feel a bit like putting together a jigsaw puzzle, with many elements needing to work together effectively - and often over many months - to gain you exposure.

Create Your Road Map For Growth - Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

Welcome to the GetSet For Growth program for trading businesses, in Poole, Christchurch and Bournemouth, looking for support to grow their businesses. Our marketing and finance support is fully funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

Wednesday, 7 June 2017
11:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Enterprise Hub,
63 Darracott Rd,
Southbourne,
BH5 2AY

    Book now    

LinkedIn For Business - Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch

Are you making the most of LinkedIn? As one of the world’s most popular social networks it provides a fantastic opportunity for your business. This detailed seminar takes an in-depth look at the platform, including how to build a first-class personal profile and company page, how best to reach your target audience and measuring the ROI of your efforts. You’ll leave empowered to develop your LinkedIn plans further, in order to generate measurable leads for your business.

Business Facebook Strategy - Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch

So you’ve created a Facebook page for your business, have started posting regularly and are attracting followers. That’s great! But, without a proper strategy in place, how do you measure what’s working and what’s not, whether you’re posting content that’s of interest to your customers and if you’re achieving your businesses goals? In this practical session, we’ll cover all the aspects you should consider when developing a Facebook strategy for your business to ensure you’re achieving the maximum impact from your social media efforts.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017
11:30 am – 2:30 pm

The Enterprise Hub,
63 Darracott Rd,
Southbourne,
BH5 2AY

    Book now    

GetSet For Growth Finance Workshops

Welcome to the GetSet For Growth program for trading businesses in Poole, Christchurch and Bournemouth, looking for support to grow their businesses. Our marketing and finance support is fully funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

Content Marketing - Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch

You’ve no doubt heard that Content is King ‘everyone’s a publisher now’

Wednesday, 21 June 2017
11:30 am – 2:30 pm

The Enterprise Hub,
63 Darracott Rd,
Southbourne,
BH5 2AY

    Book now    

Twitter for Business - Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch

So you’ve created a Twitter page for your business. That’s great! It provides a fantastic marketing opportunity for your business but are you getting the most out of it? What is your strategy and are you achieving the maximum impact from your social media efforts. This workshop takes an in-depth look at Twitter, how to make Twitter work for you and how to put a strategy in place.

Wednesday, 28 June 2017
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Enterprise Hub,
63 Darracott Rd,
Southbourne,
BH5 2AY

    Book now    

LinkedIn For Business - Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch

Are you making the most of LinkedIn? As one of the world’s most popular social networks it provides a fantastic opportunity for your business. This detailed seminar takes an in-depth look at the platform, including how to build a first-class personal profile and company page, how best to reach your target audience and measuring the ROI of your efforts. You’ll leave empowered to develop your LinkedIn plans further, in order to generate measurable leads for your business.

Thursday, 6 July 2017
11:30 am – 2:30 pm

The Enterprise Hub,
63 Darracott Rd,
Southbourne,
BH5 2AY

    Book now    

Search Engine Optimisation - Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch

Gaining strong visibility and authority and positions on search engines can feel a bit like putting together a jigsaw puzzle, with many elements needing to work together effectively - and often over many months - to gain you exposure.

Create Your Road Map For Growth - Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

Welcome to the GetSet For Growth program for trading businesses, in Poole, Christchurch and Bournemouth, looking for support to grow their businesses. Our marketing and finance support is fully funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

Thursday, 13 July 2017
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Enterprise Hub,
63 Darracott Rd,
Southbourne,
BH5 2AY

    Book now    

Business Facebook Strategy - Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch

So you’ve created a Facebook page for your business, have started posting regularly and are attracting followers. That’s great! But, without a proper strategy in place, how do you measure what’s working and what’s not, whether you’re posting content that’s of interest to your customers and if you’re achieving your businesses goals? In this practical session, we’ll cover all the aspects you should consider when developing a Facebook strategy for your business to ensure you’re achieving the maximum impact from your social media efforts.

Wednesday, 19 July 2017
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Enterprise Hub,
63 Darracott Rd,
Southbourne,
BH5 2AY

    Book now    

Content Marketing - Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch

You’ve no doubt heard that Content is King ‘everyone’s a publisher now’

Wednesday, 26 July 2017
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Enterprise Hub,
63 Darracott Rd,
Southbourne,
BH5 2AY

    Book now    

Create Your Road Map For Growth - Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

Welcome to the GetSet For Growth program for trading businesses, in Poole, Christchurch and Bournemouth, looking for support to grow their businesses. Our marketing and finance support is fully funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

Tuesday, 8 August 2017
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Enterprise Hub,
63 Darracott Rd,
Southbourne,
BH5 2AY

    Book now    

Search Engine Optimisation - Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch

Gaining strong visibility and authority and positions on search engines can feel a bit like putting together a jigsaw puzzle, with many elements needing to work together effectively - and often over many months - to gain you exposure.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Enterprise Hub,
63 Darracott Rd,
Southbourne,
BH5 2AY

    Book now    

Business Facebook Strategy - Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch

So you’ve created a Facebook page for your business, have started posting regularly and are attracting followers. That’s great! But, without a proper strategy in place, how do you measure what’s working and what’s not, whether you’re posting content that’s of interest to your customers and if you’re achieving your businesses goals? In this practical session, we’ll cover all the aspects you should consider when developing a Facebook strategy for your business to ensure you’re achieving the maximum impact from your social media efforts.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Enterprise Hub,
63 Darracott Rd,
Southbourne,
BH5 2AY

    Book now    

GetSet For Growth Finance Workshops

Welcome to the GetSet For Growth program for trading businesses in Poole, Christchurch and Bournemouth, looking for support to grow their businesses. Our marketing and finance support is fully funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

Tuesday, 22 August 2017
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Enterprise Hub,
63 Darracott Rd,
Southbourne,
BH5 2AY

    Book now    

LinkedIn For Business - Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch

Are you making the most of LinkedIn? As one of the world’s most popular social networks it provides a fantastic opportunity for your business. This detailed seminar takes an in-depth look at the platform, including how to build a first-class personal profile and company page, how best to reach your target audience and measuring the ROI of your efforts. You’ll leave empowered to develop your LinkedIn plans further, in order to generate measurable leads for your business.

Wednesday, 23 August 2017
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Enterprise Hub,
63 Darracott Rd,
Southbourne,
BH5 2AY

    Book now    

Content Marketing - Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch

You’ve no doubt heard that Content is King ‘everyone’s a publisher now’

Wednesday, 30 August 2017
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Enterprise Hub,
63 Darracott Rd,
Southbourne,
BH5 2AY

    Book now    

Search Engine Optimisation - Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch

Gaining strong visibility and authority and positions on search engines can feel a bit like putting together a jigsaw puzzle, with many elements needing to work together effectively - and often over many months - to gain you exposure.

Thursday, 7 September 2017
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Enterprise Hub,
63 Darracott Rd,
Southbourne,
BH5 2AY

    Book now    

Create Your Road Map For Growth - Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

Welcome to the GetSet For Growth program for trading businesses, in Poole, Christchurch and Bournemouth, looking for support to grow their businesses. Our marketing and finance support is fully funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Enterprise Hub,
63 Darracott Rd,
Southbourne,
BH5 2AY

    Book now    

Business Facebook Strategy - Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch

So you’ve created a Facebook page for your business, have started posting regularly and are attracting followers. That’s great! But, without a proper strategy in place, how do you measure what’s working and what’s not, whether you’re posting content that’s of interest to your customers and if you’re achieving your businesses goals? In this practical session, we’ll cover all the aspects you should consider when developing a Facebook strategy for your business to ensure you’re achieving the maximum impact from your social media efforts.

Thursday, 14 September 2017
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Enterprise Hub,
63 Darracott Rd,
Southbourne,
BH5 2AY

    Book now    

LinkedIn For Business - Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch

Are you making the most of LinkedIn? As one of the world’s most popular social networks it provides a fantastic opportunity for your business. This detailed seminar takes an in-depth look at the platform, including how to build a first-class personal profile and company page, how best to reach your target audience and measuring the ROI of your efforts. You’ll leave empowered to develop your LinkedIn plans further, in order to generate measurable leads for your business.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Enterprise Hub,
63 Darracott Rd,
Southbourne,
BH5 2AY

    Book now    

Content Marketing - Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch

You’ve no doubt heard that Content is King ‘everyone’s a publisher now’

Wednesday, 27 September 2017
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Enterprise Hub,
63 Darracott Rd,
Southbourne,
BH5 2AY

    Book now    

Meet the team

Made up of finance, marketing and sales experts, the GetSet for Growth team is dedicated to offering their support and expertise to SMEs across East Dorset, thanks to the European Regional Development Fund. Read about their expertise below, or contact us to find out more.

 

Mike Slaughter, Business Finance Advisor

Mike has been an entrepreneur for 40 years. He was one of the founders of Radio West, the first commercial radio station in Bristol, and also co-founded the Creative Glass Guild which went on to become a hub for Stained and Warm glass throughout the South West. During this time he supported some customers to start or expand their own businesses.

Following a buy out, he started and ran the Organic Food Ferry for 5 years, before returning to the UK and worked as a consultant for another start-up, Advanced Telecare.

Mike brings a very “hands-on” approach to financial advice as from experience he knows that virtually no-one has the complete skill set and that finance is often the least understood area. He is dedicated to helping business to be able to build sustainable models and utilise the help and support that was rarely available when he started his businesses.

Sarah Veakins, Marketing Advisor

After studying in London for a degree in business, Sarah spent ten years working as a Language Coach and Trainer. She moved on to become a Business Language Coach, working in Paris with high profile companies such as Kodak, AXA Risk Assurance and Matra Defence (now part of MBDA).

After returning to the UK, Sarah took a new direction, working as a Marketing Manager for an International Boarding School and Ceramic BBQ Company. Through these roles, she developed skills in: web design; online media strategy; collateral design; event organisation; photography and video editing; PR; SEO and Google Analytics; copywriting and e-book publishing.

Sarah’s dream was to run her own company, and started an Alfresco Cooking business and that has given her a wealth of personal experience in launching a niche, artisan product in the UK – this includes product development and design, manufacturing, packaging, POS design and marketing.

She still very active with her own company and manages her own international marketing strategy. Sarah’s passion is the world of branding, digital and content marketing and bringing these marketing tools to businesses with growth ambitions.

Sarah is keen to share her business knowledge and help businesses across the Solent area.

Contact us

Want to get in touch with the GetSet for Growth team or find out more about our programme?

Contact us using the details below and our team will be in touch.

Phone: 0800 756 0811
Email: eastdorset@getsetforgrowth.com
Address: The Enterprise Hub, 63 Darracott Road, Bournemouth, BH5 2AY