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Business Growth

This support is part of the wider Sheffield City Region Growth Hub Enhancement Project, delivered locally in Doncaster.

Business Growth support is part of the wider Sheffield City Region Growth Hub Enhancement Project, delivered locally in Doncaster and we offer a wide range of support to assist you with your growth plans.

One of our experienced business support specialists will discuss with you the options available for your business. We will inform you of the support available across a range of professional organisations, including the Sheffield City Region Growth Hub.

Working in collaboration with the Sheffield City Region Growth Hub, this project gives you access to free, impartial, expert business advice and support to help your business achieve its goals. The Growth Hub Enhancement Project offers a bespoke service, with all assistance tailored to meet the needs of your business.

You can access support from the Growth Hub Enhancement Project if your business:

Call 01302 735555 or email to speak to one of our advisors.  We will work with you to assess your eligibility, determine your business needs and help develop a plan that will assist you to realise your growth potential. If you are located outside Doncaster please contact the Sheffield City Region Growth Hub Gateway by telephone on 03330 00 00 39 or email for more information.

What support can the Enhancement Project give you?

You will have an initial meeting with a Key Account Manager, who will work with you to get an understanding of your business and what is needed to help you achieve your goals.

Is the Growth Hub Enhancement Project for you?

  • Are you a small or medium sized enterprise (SME)?
  • Is your business currently growing or looking to grow?
  • Are you at a point where you need additional support to continue to grow?
  • Do you have a great idea for a new product or service but need advice on how to progress?
  • Do you need to implement a key initiative such as Lean, ISO or CE Marking?
  • Have you considered developing a business strategy, but need help in doing so?
  • Would you benefit from advice on how to engage new customers?

If you answered yes to any of the above the Growth Hub Enhancement Project may be for you.

Who’s involved?

The Growth Hub Enhancement Project is delivered jointly by five partners; Sheffield City Region Growth Hub, Business Doncaster, Business Sheffield, Enterprising Barnsley and Rotherham Investment and Development Office (RiDO).

The Sheffield City Region Growth Hub Enhancement Project is receiving up to £2.7m of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Department for Communities and Local Government (and in London the intermediate body Greater London Authority) is the Managing Authority for the European Regional Development Fund. Established by the European Union, the European Regional Development Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, business, create jobs and local community regenerations.

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Meet the team:

Sue Harrison, telephone 01302 862474 or email

Sue has over 30 years experience in Banking and Public Sector and brings a wealth of practical expertise to her role as Senior Key Account and Business Growth Manager. During her career, Sue has undertaken a variety of roles including Business Advisor, Regional Training Officer (sales, systems and culture), People Management, Contract Management and Loans and Mortgage Advisor.   

Having worked on start up, mentor and business growth programmes, Sue has developed a network of contacts from both local and national areas in private, public and third sector organisations.  

A qualified Prince 2 Project Manager and a Board member of a local Finance Provider, Sue’s role is to provide support and be a key contact point for Growth Businesses in Doncaster.


Mike Stanley, telephone 01302 862454 or email

Mike has over 30 years’ experience at Senior Management and Director Level working in the private sector with companies including The Rank group, Butlins and Haven. Mike ran his own business for 10 years before joining Business Link Yorkshire where he worked with a cross section of SME businesses from start-up and high growth through to established businesses, whilst managing a team of Business advisers covering the South Yorkshire area.

With a wealth of expertise and practical experience Mike is suitably qualified for his role as Key account and Business Growth Manager to provide support to businesses that wish to grow.


Sharon Finch, telephone 01302 737630 or email

Sharon is part of the Key Account and Business Growth team as a HR specialist. Her role involves supporting Growth SME’S to ensure robust HR systems, implement workforce development planning, safeguard and increase jobs for Doncaster residents and ensure Doncaster businesses do not fall foul of HR legislation which may impact on the company’s performance. Sharon also produces quarterly HR newsletters.

Here are a few examples of businesses we have supported recently:

Clemence Rogers

Hallam Castings