Bikeworks is a social enterprise based in Tower Hamlets that delivers a range of community cycling programmes and services, both to consumers and organisations. Founded in 2006, the company was launched with the intention using cycling to make a positive difference to the lives of people from disadvantaged backgrounds.
From the little things, big things grow and the company has now increased to more than 36 employees and boasts an annual turnover of more than £1.3 million. But with even more ambitious plans for the future, Bikeworks approached GetSet for Growth London seeking both marketing and financial support.
Bikeworks’ Head of Business Development, Ben Preston, worked closely with the GetSet team to develop a viable growth and investment readiness strategy, underpinned by a clear marketing plan. They explored potential partnership opportunities and established some clear frameworks against which to manage their growth.
Ben says that having regular meeting with his GetSet advisors allowed him to devote more focussed time to establishing clear goals and objectives that the whole company could work towards achieving.
While GetSet continues to support Bikeworks on their growth journey, Ben doesn’t hesitate in recommending the service to others.
“GetSet for Growth is a very useful service and I would recommend this to other businesses. It was really beneficial to have regular meetings with an external advisor to help move things forward.”