Considering starting a business? Got a great business idea and need help making it happen? Been trading for less than three years and keen to grow your business?

The fully funded Flying Start Programme helps new businesses in Lancashire to achieve their growth aspirations. Starting a business is incredibly difficult and so is growing it.

Challenges like sales, marketing, finance, business planning and recruitment can all place barriers in front of ambitious businesses.

We have designed a programme of support to equip you with the skills and knowledge not only to launch a successful enterprise but also to teach you the latest business growth and scaling techniques.

You will benefit from a tailored programme of master classes, which have been specifically designed to equip you and your new business with the tools and techniques you need to succeed.

You’ll have a dedicated Boost Advisor working with you throughout your growth journey and access to a range of specialist Growthology online tools helping you to unlock your potential.

We will also invite you to essential growth networking events suited to your business needs and providing a platform to market your services to a network of other new businesses and generate sales opportunities.

We’ve helped more than 1000 new businesses in the last two years to start and grow. Why not start your growth conversation today?

Who is it for?


Lancashire based ambitious individuals and SME businesses less than 3 years old*. As the programme is funded by the European Regional Development Fund you must not be a retailer or business-to-consumer focused organisation.


* SME – Small to Medium Enterprises must employ fewer than 250 full-time people with a turnover of less than £40m.


How does it work?


  • Contact Boost on 0800 488 0057 or by completing the form on this page and a member of our team will contact you for an initial discussion.

  • Your Boost Advisor will meet with you to examine your business model and plans for growth.

  • You will be invited to attend a series of masterclasses to find out more about how to maximise your chances of success and minimise risk. 

  • Your Boost Advisor will support you throughout your start-up and growth journey and introduce you to other relevant business support as needed.


Additional information:


Boost’s Flying Start Programme is delivered by Winning Pitch and Enterprise4all, who have extensive experience of supporting entrepreneurs and a proven track records of working with new businesses and helping them to success. We have worked with 2,200 growth hungry businesses in Lancashire since 2012. 


We have a collective wealth of knowledge on a wide variety of topic areas in start-up techniques. We have diagnosed and supported thousands of business leaders. This helps us to understand the most common constraints and winning strategies. We continually scan for global best practice on supporting entrepreneurs and business leaders in their ambitions for growth and development.

For further information email Rachael Taylor