GetSet wins inaugural SME Business Finance Award


GetSet for Growth is delighted to have won the SME Finance award at The Great British Business Show 2016. Held at ExCel London, the GetSet East London team pipped five other nominees to the post.

The SME Finance Award is specifically designed to honour the most innovative financial product or service currently available on the SME marketplace. Nominees were judged on their capacity to assist economic growth and the level of financial assistance they offer to SMEs in order for them to reach their full potential; exactly what GetSet was brought to the market to do. Its innovation in providing both strategic market and finance expertise was a critical factor in winning the award.

GetSet for Growth East London Project Director, Gregg Harding says “This is a fantastic achievement, not just for the London team, but for the company as a whole. While it may be the London team that has accepted the award, it reaffirms the importance, impact and success of the other GetSet programmes we are running across the country. We believe in the service. Our clients love the service. Partners and Stakeholders highly value the service. And to have had its impact recognised in the presentation of this award makes us exceedingly proud to be a part of something that is so important to UK SMEs.”

The Business Show proved to be two fantastic days, with over 27,000 visitors attending along with a variety of businesses, suppliers and support services like GetSet for Growth.

The show was a massive success for the team who saw an additional 63 clients sign up to receive ongoing support from this award-winning team.

Since its original launch in 2013, the service has more than proven its success in helping businesses combat the two biggest barriers for growth – access to finance and access to customers. With over 2,000 businesses benfiting to date, GetSet has played an active role in helping businesses to secure over £5.5 million nationally to support their growth ambitions as well as creating jobs, increasing turnover and profitability, breaking into new markets and, more importantly, up-skilling business owners so they feel better equipped to plan and manage their growth opportunities in the future.

Funded by J.P. Morgan, GetSet for Growth in East and South London is just one of a variety of projects that operate across the UK. Businesses based in the London borough of Tower Hamlets can also benefit from specialist support from Supply Ready, Retail Marketing Ready and Growth businesses. Also, funded through the European Regional Development Fund and other funders, SMEs in Bristol, Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch and Plymouth can also gain access to this inspiring, growth enabling expertise. Offering free specialist marketing, business and finance training to ambitious businesses with the potential to grow, GetSet delivers this support through expert masterclasses, seminars and 1:1 advice and coaching.

If you are looking to grow your business in East or South London and would like access to the support GetSet for Growth has to offer, register your details.