The University of Portsmouth, alongside the Isle of Wight Council and Brightbulb Design, recently launched The Business Boost programme created to help businesses with a boost of real-world knowledge, delivering an action plan for future business growth.

As a result, The University of Portsmouth has just announced its first graduates from the first 2 cohorts. The businesses that have taken part have given praise to the intimate nature of the course, where lecturers could really get under the skin of everyone’s business to give targeted advice to lead to future growth.

Sally Chaucer, Managing Director of The Water Mill at Calbourne, said:

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“The Business Boost courses on the Isle of Wight were perfect for me and my business. It was face-to-face learning that was clear and helpful, with professional guidance and support throughout.”

Due to the success of the first 2 cohorts, The University of Portsmouth has announced a set of additional cohort subjects and start dates for businesses that would like to take part. The dates and subjects are as follows:

  • General business growth advice: 13th September 2022
  • Building marketing capability: 22nd September 2022
  • Place, branding and Tourism: 25th October 2022
  • People: 3rd November 2022

If you are a business owner and would like to take part in this free, ‘in-person’ course, delivered at the Isle of Wight Council’s new building 41 innovation centre in Cowes, then simply register your interest at www.thebusinessboost.uk.

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