Register to be part of the Growth Vouchers marketplace

13 December 2013

In January 2014 the government will launch a £30 million Growth Vouchers (GV) programmer to test what impact strategic advice has on small business growth.

The initiative will take the form of an expert marketplace for advice, with significant government funding provided to small businesses to pay for professional advice. 

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT is a key partner in the GV initiative alongside other professional associations including ICAEW, CIM, CIPD, and ACCA. We expect that hundreds of BCS members will see value in supporting small businesses in this way, as well as building their reputation and also educating the market about the critical role of IT in business growth.

Under the scheme the government will be offering small businesses up to £2,000, to fund up to 50 per cent of the cost of taking expert advice.

Strategic digital advice will include areas such as systems analysis, project planning, customer experience improvement, data protection, process automation, ecommerce adoption and sales management. Professional BCS members who wish to act as advisers and consultants are invited to register in advance within the marketplace.

Registration for the scheme has now closed.