The Business Growth Service, which recently absorbed the Manufacturing Advisory Service, is to cease delivery of business growth schemes and associated funding. The scheme provided advice and matched funding for manufacturers, including certain Realnet clients, to help grow their business across a broad range of functions, including e-commerce. As far as we are aware this does not affect any of our active projects, but please get in touch if you have any questions.
The official announcement from the BIS:
“As part of the November 2015 Spending Review settlement, the government has decided to wind down the national delivery of the Business Growth Service.
The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) yesterday issued a formal instruction to providers of the Business Growth Service:
not to enter into any further contractual commitments with customers after 23:59 Monday 30 November;
that all contractual commitments should be honoured, as long as all support and related activity is completed by 31 March 2016.”