Get Set For Growth

GetSet for Growth is a specialist service designed for businesses with the ambition and potential to grow. The GetSet for Growth programme is founded on the insights of working with thousands of businesses over the last thirty years.

Their approach focuses on addressing the two biggest barriers to growth access to customers and access to finance. They offer a mixed programme of support, delivered by a team of commercial finance and marketing experts, many of whom have had experience running their own business. 

GetSet is proven to deliver quantifiable and tangible benefits to the businesses they support, including improved strategic and management skills, enhanced business growth planning and capacity, finance raised, increased turnover from new and existing customers, better profitability and greater competitiveness.

GetSet has been delivered in several regions across the UK thanks to a range of funders, including the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), J.P. Morgan and the Regional Growth Fund.

SMEs from all sectors are eligible to register for support.






Made up of finance, sales, marketing and business development experts, the GetSet for Growth Solent team is dedicated to offering their support and expertise to SMEs in the Solent area. 

Support Programme

Through a tailored and flexible programme of masterclasses and hands-on 1:1 expert advice, GetSet for Growth works to build your knowledge, skills and confidence, putting you in a stronger position to build your business. 

Business strategy

Having a clear action plan in place to navigate your path to growth is essential, whether it involves building your team, investing in new technology, entering new markets or achieving a profit goal.  The team will work with you to determine the best opportunities, create your growth action plan and ensure you're equipped with the leadership and management skills to effectively implement it.

Accessing finance

Expert finance advisors can help you identify, apply for and secure the money you need to hire people, develop new products, enter new markets, expand your premises and build your business.

Marketing strategy

For most businesses, finding, reaching and converting enough prospects to profitable customers is the number one challenge, so the team focus on helping you increase market share and revenues.  Their commercial marketing experts will help you develop effective marketing and sales strategies that generate more money from more customers and give you the tools to action them.


GetSet's fully funded masterclasses are practical sessions, delivered by experts, designed to add value to your business and help you extend your professional network with other local business owners.

1:1 advice and coaching

All businesses that successfully register on the programme will receive an initial 1:1 session* with their marketing or finance experts or both in order to figure out your growth plan.  *Selected clients will be invited to receive further 1:1 sessions, subject to the payment of a one-off administration fee of £60 inc VAT.