Requirement for Business Advisers – Lancashire

Requirement for Business Advisers – Lancashire

Requirement for a maximum of 3 suitably qualified and experience business advisers, able to support both mainstream business and Social Enterprise to start up and to develop.

Opportunity Id
DN554324
Title
Provision of Business Support Consultants for ERDF Funded DR!VE Project (Connector Media t/a Sewing Rooms)
Categories
73200000-4 – Research and development consultancy services
73300000-5 – Design and execution of research and development
79400000-8 – Business and management consultancy and related services
79500000-9 – Office-support services
79600000-0 – Recruitment services
79900000-3 – Miscellaneous business and business-related services
80400000-8 – Adult and other education services
80500000-9 – Training services
98000000-3 – Other community, social and personal services
Description

ERDF Grant Funded. This tender process is being managed by Selnet Lancashire but the Contracting Body is Connector Media Community Interest Company t/a Sewing Rooms. Please register an interest in this opportunity to gain access to the full specification and full suite of tender documentation. This was previously advertised as Ref: DN546014. Please note that there have been some changes to the specification/requirements and we would recommend a full review of the updated tender documents.

To secure the DR!VE Project Connector Media t/a Sewing Rooms (Sewing Rooms) have joined forces with Selnet Ltd, the Social Enterprise Network for Lancashire. Selnet are nationally recognised as one of the UK’s top 100 Social Enterprises and the lead body representing social enterprise in the Lancashire sub-region. Selnet provide a range of business support services delivered through partners that build capacity, provide resources and opportunities to help increase competitiveness, sustainability and impact of the business supported. Selnet have many years’ experience in contract management and are the lead partner in the delivery of the DR!VE project.

The Sewing Rooms is a project of Connector Media Community Interest Company (CIC). Registered company no. 06362350. The Sewing Rooms social enterprise is a business that trades to tackle social problems. Their goal is to improve the health and wellbeing of the communities we work with, as well as improve peoples’ life chances. We do business by putting people and the planet first. We reinvest the money that our business makes into the communities around us.

“DR!VE” is a new, bespoke, stand-alone programme for Lancashire enterprises and entrepreneurs that fills a gap in both business start-up and growth support provision across Lancashire. Throughout our delivery of the DR!VE project we aim to provide an enjoyable service which guides our clients through planned support to create business, increase competitiveness, profitability, employee engagement and ensure client satisfaction.

Sewing Rooms require a maximum of 3 (three) suitably qualified and experience business advisers, able to support both mainstream business and Social Enterprise to start up and to develop. Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced business advisers to operate on a consultancy basis as part of the Sewing Rooms supply chain to provide business planning support to DR!VE beneficiaries in West and Central Lancashire.  In order to encourage positive engagement in all Boroughs we are seeking to appoint experienced advisers who have knowledge of the area, links to local business and business networks and connections with Lancashire Business growth hub – Boost Lancashire.  The applicant should be aware of all existing business support provision across Lancashire, able to encourage engagement from businesses that will benefit from the package of support the DR!VE project will deliver, and provide targeted support for businesses that are outside the scope of Boost.

Please register an interest in this opportunity to gain access to the full suite of tender documentation.

Region(s) of supply
Lancashire
Estimated value
N/A
Keywords
Support, Start Up, Growth, Social Enterprise, Business, SME

Key dates

Estimated contract dates

Start date
16/08/2021
End date
31/03/2023

Contact details

Buyer
Blackpool Council
Contact
Janine Bradley
Telephone
01253 478756
Address
PO Box 4
Blackpool
Lancashire
FY1 1NA

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