Richard Jeffery, National Director, GC Business at the Growth Company

Experienced consultants and associates have until April 12 to provide expressions of interest to help The Growth Company support SME growth opportunities within the Government’s £1bn Net Zero Innovation Portfolio.

Having now appointed experts across various sectors, The Growth Company is specifically seeking support from those in the following fields, to work in partnership with its experienced team across the Group’s wider innovation services:

  • Advanced nuclear
  • Smart energy & energy storage
  • Greenhouse gas removal
  • Hydrogen

Suitable associates have until April 12th to express interest.

As a longstanding strategic delivery partner to the Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), The Growth Company has been delivering net carbon zero business support for over a decade and has amassed a wealth of practical experience.

One of the many opportunities in the pipeline is the chance to bid for the provision acceleration support services for BEIS. This £9.65m contract is for four years and is UK-wide. Should the bid be successful, it is envisioned that delivery will begin from summer 2021.

To reflect the UK’s diversity, individuals from historically underrepresented backgrounds in business and particularly those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, are being encouraged to apply.

Richard Jeffery, National Director, GC Business at the Growth Company, said: “We are on the cusp of a green industrial revolution and we now need to accelerate the UK’s journey to zero carbon by drawing on our nationwide professionalism and capabilities in business innovation and commercialisation. The Growth Company is preparing for this by building on its leading capabilities in supporting low carbon innovation across SMEs.

“As we enhance our existing services, we invite potential partners and associates to join us and be at the very heart of a truly national effort to transform UK plc and ensure businesses are future proofed for the challenges and opportunities that we collectively face in terms of decarbonisation, clean growth, and climate resilience.”

The deadline for completed expressions of interest is 09:00, 12 April 2021.