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Boost Investment Academy Online Launch Event

10/07/2024 | 10:00am - 12:00pm

Event Location: Online

Contact Telephone: 08004880057

Contact Email Address: a2f@lancashire.gov.uk

Boost Investment Academy Online Launch Event

Event Description

Are you considering equity funding to accelerate your business growth?

Boost; Lancashire’s Business Growth Hub’s new Investment Academy is designed to help businesses better understand how to secure equity investment

The academy is fully-funded and led by Boost’s Access to Finance team. It will support an initial cohort of up to 20 Lancashire business leaders through four face-to-face sessions which will take place in September and October.

The sessions will be led by Boost Access to Finance’s experts as well as investment experts from across the public and private sector in Lancashire and will cover key equity investment issues including:

  • Developing a value proposition
  • How to identify and pitch to investors
  • Legal, Intellectual Property and HMRC initiatives of different forms of finance
  • Concepts around valuing your business

The online launch event will give more details about the programme as well as an overview of the funding landscape. This will include:

  • Different types of investment and which businesses they are best suited to
  • The support available in Lancashire to find and secure funding
  • The wider business support landscape in Lancashire

The event will also give eligible businesses the opportunity to submit expressions of interest for the academy.

Click below to register for the event. Joining details will be sent out ahead of the launch.

About Boost and Access to Finance

Boost is Lancashire’s Business Growth Hub, one of 37 Growth Hubs in the UK. Boost is led by Lancashire County Council and has supported over 14,000 businesses, helped create over 3,500 jobs while adding over £100m to the economy since 2013.

The Access to Finance service is for ambitious businesses with desire to grow, invest, create jobs and or innovate and trade internationally and includes a team of funding experts who can help businesses find and secure external investment.

You can find out more about the Boost Access to Finance service by visiting the Access to Finance page of Boost’s website or by contacting Boost’s Business Support Helpdesk on 0800 488 0057.


From September 1 2023, Boost is funded by Lancashire County Council, the Department for Business & Trade (DBT), and UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) allocations from ten Lancashire local authorities.

The Investment Academy is led by Boost; Lancashire’s Business Growth Hub and is available to businesses in areas which are part of the following local authorities: Blackburn with Darwen Council, Burnley Council, Chorley Council, Fylde Council, Hyndburn Borough Council, Pendle Borough Council, Preston City Council, South Ribble Borough Council, West Lancashire Borough Council and Wyre Council.

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