GetSet for Growth

Supporting ambitious businesses in East and South London to 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 5,200 businesses across the UK that are looking to grow, who collectively turnover £1.5 billion. Over £15 million has been raised, and 1,500 jobs created. This GetSet for Growth service is fully funded by JPMorgan Chase Foundation, and the support is free and available to businesses in East and South London.

Are you based in the London borough of Tower Hamlets? Find out about extra support available here.

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 register your details to start benefiting from this fantastic support.

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Tower Hamlets business support

If your business is based in the London borough of Tower Hamlets, you can benefit from even more services, thanks to additional funding from Tower Hamlets Council.

 

Growth businesses >>

For businesses based in Tower Hamlets that are looking to grow, the Growth businesses service will help you plan for growth, making you more likely to succeed.

You will receive professional, expert advice from our 1:1 business growth advisors that will help you clarify your business aims, identify your gaps and prioritise your next steps.

Supply Ready >>

If you want to sell to larger customers, Supply Ready is here to help! Providing Tower Hamlets businesses with professional, practical, hands on support to ensure your business is ready to manage larger contracts.

Our unique, flexible approach is designed to give you the skills, knowledge and confidence you need to prepare your business to become part of larger supply chains, and improve the success rates of your quotes, proposals and tenders.

Retail Marketing Ready >>

Retail Marketing Ready provides practical, hands on support to help Tower Hamlets retailers improve day-to-day operations.

Marketing is one of the most important aspects of your business, so having a marketing plan is key in defining your vision, mission and business goals, and outlining the steps you need to take to achieve these goals. We will help you create a solid marketing plan, increase turnover and reach more customers.

Upcoming events

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

Why & How to Build a Meaningful Brand for Small Businesses?

What do you want to be known for? How can you create that special flavour, making you stand out from the crowd and connect with people who will love what you have to offer? The goal of the workshop is for you to leave a with a better understanding of your core values and how do you want to be known. This knowledge will help you shape your communication and make better decisions when it comes to the visual elements of your brand.

Tuesday, 16 October 2018
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Bootstrap Company,
18 Ashwin Street,
London E8 3DL

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Marketing Strategy for Growth

Marketing strategy is essentially about how do we compete on a crowded, noisy and overwhelmed market. How can you differentiate yourself, highlight the most amazing benefits of your product and create messaging that resonates with your target audience? In this class, we examine the elements of a sound marketing strategy and how to approach each of them in order for you to have a consistent plan going forward.

Thursday, 18 October 2018
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Accelerator London,
35 Kingsland,
London E2 8AA

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Digital Marketing Tools 101

Digital marketing offers a lot of great opportunities for your business but if you don’t have a strong plan in place or aren’t using the right tools for the job, it can also take up a lot of precious time, without delivering the right results. This class offers a high-level overview of the most widely used digital marketing tools, and where they serve you best in the buying cycle of your customer. Our goal is that you exit the class with an understanding of your options and tools you may use in your communication, a draft media mix and a few seedling ideas for the content of each.

Tuesday, 23 October 2018
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Bootstrap Company,
18 Ashwin street,
London E8 3DL

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Digital Marketing Tools 101

Digital marketing offers a lot of great opportunities for your business but if you don’t have a strong plan in place or aren’t using the right tools for the job, it can also take up a lot of precious time, without delivering the right results. This class offers a high-level overview of the most widely used digital marketing tools, and where they serve you best in the buying cycle of your customer. Our goal is that you exit the class with an understanding of your options and tools you may use in your communication, a draft media mix and a few seedling ideas for the content of each.

Wednesday, 24 October 2018
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Accelerator Lonson,
35 Kingsland Road,
London E2 8EE

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Introduction to Social Media & Content Planning

Social media presence is nothing without engaging content to share through it. Great content is worthless without ways to spread them to reach your target audience. Content and social media are inextricably connected topics which is why this practical workshop deals with them together. During the 2 hours we are going to take a bird's eye view of currently popular social media platforms and the type of content best suited for them, get you started on your content strategy based on your target audience's interest. 

Tuesday, 30 October 2018
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Bootstrap Company,
18 Ashwin Street,
E8 3DL

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Get Funded! - A Morning for Business Growth

Acquiring funding is often a cornerstone of business growth, yet it is one of the trickiest endeavours you might embark on as a founder. This is why GetSet for Growth and the London Growth Hub joined forces to organise a morning dedicated to helping you understand how to get the funding your business needs. Join us in City Hall’s gorgeous London Living Room for a morning to hear from entrepreneurs who have successfully tackled this challenge and learn about your alternatives from our partners too.

Introduction to Social Media & Content Planning

Social media presence is nothing without engaging content to share through it. Great content is worthless without ways to spread them to reach your target audience. Content and social media are inextricably connected topics which is why this practical workshop deals with them together. During the 2 hours we are going to take a bird's eye view of currently popular social media platforms and the type of content best suited for them, get you started on your content strategy based on your target audience's interest. 

Thursday, 15 November 2018
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Accelerator London,
35 Kingsland road,
London E2 8AA

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GetSet Marketing Bootcamp Week

5-DAY COURSE  -   Grow your company with confidence! Industries, markets and technologies change constantly: join us to learn skills and adapt your marketing and growth strategies to any situation successfully. In this week-long – 2 hours every day plus homework – intensive Marketing Bootcamp we welcome business owners who are looking to grow and to thoroughly understand modern marketing methods. 

Monday, 3 December 2018
9:30 am – 12 noon

Hackney House,
27 Curtain Road,
London EC2A 3LT

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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 and South London, thanks to JPMorgan Chase Foundation. Read about their expertise below, or contact us to find out more.


 

Lucy Carmichael,
Project Director

Lucy joined GetSet for Growth as the Project Operations Director for our Regional Growth Fund contract, overseeing the national delivery of GetSet for Growth. She has substantial experience of delivering outsourced public services in the increasingly competitive welfare-to-work sector.

Most recently she worked on the government’s flagship Work Programme contract, where she was responsible for the provision of employability, skills and health support for long-term unemployed individuals. Lucy has led contracts across seven Local Enterprise Partnership areas of the UK, consistently demonstrating a results-oriented focus on quality service provision.

Lucy’s collaborative approach to delivery sees her working with a range of private, public and third sector partners to achieve the best for clients and to align efforts with partner organisations and shared interest groups. Her passion for supporting communities to unlock their potential has allowed her to work previously with service providers in Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, East of England and Poznan. She is particularly keen to work with groups who have complementary interests in supporting small and medium business to grow.

Tahir Rahman,
Business Advisor

Tahir is a highly experienced Business Manager with several years of experience working within the retail and commercial banking sector. Tahir was part of the very successful GetSet East London project funded by JPMorgan Chase Foundation, and has previously been a delivery partner for the Start Up Loans company, helping entrepreneurs and new startups successfully apply for funding for their businesses.

Tahir is no stranger to the challenges facing small businesses, having run his own successful Indian restaurant in Woodford Green in Essex. Whilst at University, he has seen his restaurant grow from a start up into a thriving SME.

A keen footballer and MMA fan, Tahir is an Arsenal fan that watches his team play whenever he can. Tahir is delighted to be joining the experienced team of professionals at Retail Marketing Ready and looks forward to working with retailers to help them achieve their growth potential.

Orsi Toth,
Marketing Advisor

Orsi is an enthusiastic teacher of better marketing practices and supports business growth by offering a holistic view on marketing and business strategy.

In her 12 years in the communication industry, she has worked with large brands like Peugeot, Nissan and Johnson&Johnson, managed complex international advertising campaigns both offline and online and built her own tech startup reaching a million people around Europe.

Most recently she has written a practical book on target audience analysis and buyer persona building – the rock-bed of any successful marketing strategy.

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 917 9325
Email: london@getsetforgrowth.com
Address: WeWork Aldgate Tower, 2 Leman Street, London, E1 8FA