Newark and Sherwood Council’s Business Resilience Programme
Under contract to Newark and Sherwood Council Deyton Bell successfully provided business diagnosis, mentoring, and grants support to 12 businesses in the health and social care sector as part of the Council’s Business Resilience Programme.
Deyton Bell supported the businesses with their recovery post the pandemic and of the 12 businesses enrolled on the programme 7 were also successful in applying to the Council for a grant to help implement their development plans.
Business diagnosis, mentoring and grants support
We helped businesses with a variety of support covering a complete review of their business model and this led to one business choosing to take an entirely different route for their business development involving the purchase of a new machine to enable a new service to be provided, the cost of which was largely met from the award of a grant.
The structured business review process proved invaluable in securing a complete understanding of the business and in identifying where the business needed to focus its attention for its future development. A variety of issues arose including how to secure more sales and how to improve their digital marketing, and each business was assigned a specialist mentor to work with to learn and to agree a planned way forward.
Thanks to the Council’s funding all the mentoring support provided was free of charge.
Deyton Bell - support for health and social care businesses
Deyton Bell, which has extensive experience in providing economic development and business support services to businesses and local authorities across the East of England, offer an initial assessment to each business to agree an action plan of support comprising of training, workshops and mentoring.
Pat Smith from Deyton Bell explains the process.
Quote from a business who enrolled in the programme
I am so very grateful to have this support to help me take my business to the next level.
The support has really helped me be more focussed on my business and it has boosted my self-esteem. The clients who have attended my new courses are saying such wonderful things.
Wendy Jackson – Homeopath
We enjoyed working with Deyton Bell and an excellent working partnership was created. Regular communication regarding applications and progress of businesses on the programme was provided by the DB team, ensuring we were always fully briefed. The Newark and Sherwood Communication and Marketing team worked in conjunction with our internal comms allowing for a joined-up approach.
Deyton Bell provided the Newark and Sherwood businesses with an efficient and effective service and made the programme a great success.”