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.


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.

Understanding Buying Cycles - 3 of 6 Weeks of Marketing Strategy

Sales very rarely happen on first sight. The customers' journey from first meeting your product to becoming a faithful buyer is a meandering path. Our job is to understand how people behave on each step - from awareness, through consideration, to decision making - and help them move along the road towards becoming a returning buyer.

Tuesday, 27 February 2018
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

WeWork Aldgate Tower,
Red Lion Point,
Leman street 2.,

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Demystifying Digital Marketing Tools - 4 of 6 Weeks of Marketing Strategy

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 interactive class offers an 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 a draft media mix and a few seedling ideas for the content of each.

Content Marketing & Social Media - Week 5 of 6 Weeks of Marketing Strategy

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. 

That Life Changing 60 Seconds - Nail Your Elevator Pitch!

"Elevator pitch is a slang term used to describe a brief speech that outlines an idea for a product, service or project. The name comes from the notion that the speech should be delivered in the short time period of an elevator ride, usually 20-60 seconds." InvestopediaInvestment, a new job, valuable long term clients: lot can depend on whether you are able to describe what you do conscisely, covering all important aspects and in such a manner that it starts a conversation instead of sitfling it. This 2 hour event provides a great opportunity to practice your elevator pitch in front of an audience and make it even better with feedback from angel investors, advisors and marketing specialists.

Wednesday, 14 March 2018
5:45 pm – 8:00 pm

Huckletree Shoreditch,
18 Finsbury Square,

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All About Crowdfunding

Since the first time the word crowdfunding was used in 2006 by Michel Sullivan many new platforms have risen. Equity crowdfunding alone has grown by almost 300% in the past 2 years only in the UK. Platforms dedicated to non-profits, local and community causes have raised millions of pounds.

Tuesday, 27 March 2018
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Huckletree Shoreditch,
18 Finsbury Square,

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GetSet wins inaugural SME Business Finance Award


Growing Small Business and the Economy in London


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
Address: WeWork Aldgate Tower, 2 Leman Street, London, E1 8FA