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.

Get One-To-One Business Finance Advice in 30 minutes

Whether you're exploring finance options, going through applications to receive loans & grants or want support with preparing for equity investment, our Business Finance Expert will give you tailored One-To-One Support which will allow you to grow your business and find the best options in 30 minutes.

Wednesday, 2 May 2018
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

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Sales 101 - Principles, pitching, handling objections & closing the sale

Do you find making sales tough? Not hitting the right people or enough of them? Keep coming up against gatekeepers? Then come along to Sales 101 and let us take the worry out of your sales process. In this session, Fardi Mohamed, Founder and Director of Sys Visuals, previously Best UK Sales and Marketing Manager to Virgin Health Club shares his best-kept secrets to building a robust sales funnel with the audience. We’ll talk through the types of customers and how to communicate with them, principles for a successful sales process as well as handling objections and finding your best salesmen.

Tuesday, 8 May 2018
9:30 am – 11:30 am

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

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Snapchat Bootcamp: what works & how to leverage it for your business?

Snapchat is one of the fastest growing - 24% from 2016 to 2017 in the UK - and youngest social media channels but it can be tricky to leverage it as a marketing tool. Join us for this evening of exploring snaps, Augmented Reality and the mindset of Snapchat users to find what kind of content you could create and how to collaborate with influencers to make this paltform your own. 

Tuesday, 8 May 2018
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

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Understanding Buying Cycles - 3 Weeks of Marketing Strategy

Sales very rarely happen at 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.

Wednesday, 9 May 2018
2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Deptford Lounge,
Albany,
9 Giffin St,
London SE8 4RH

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Building a Rich & Helpful Buyer Persona - Marketing Strategy 5.1

Understanding to whom you want to sell your product or services is ground zero, the most important part of building an effective marketing plan. Within this session, we are going to look at research methods online and offline, the right questions to ask from your existing or future customer and build a customer persona complete with motivations, hopes, interests, problems and gains. All invaluable for building a relevant brand and picking the right channels to talk about it. 

Thursday, 10 May 2018
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

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Why & How to Build a Meaningful Brand? - Lunch&Learn session at WeWork Soho

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. 

Why & How to Build a Meaningful Brand? - Marketing Strategy 5.2

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.

Understanding Buying Cycles - Marketing Strategy 5.3

Sales very rarely happen at 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.

Why & How to Build a Meaningful Brand?

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.

Wednesday, 6 June 2018
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Bootstrap Company,
18 Ashwin Street,
London E8 3DL

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GetSet Mastermind Group: Growth - Register now for June start!

 

Thursday, 7 June 2018
10:00 am – 1:00 pm

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

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Digital Marketing Tools 101 - Marketing Strategy 5.4

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.

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, 13 June 2018
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Bootstrap Company,
18 Aswhin street,
London E8 3DL

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Social Media & Content Marketing - Marketing Strategy 5.5

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. 

Wednesday, 20 June 2018
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Bootstrap Company,
18 Ashwin Street,
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.


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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