In need of a boost?

Posted on January 10, 2014 by


The act of ‘growing’ comes naturally to living things; humans, plants, animals – we all get bigger, develop, change and mature over time.

But we don’t just want to grow – we want to do it well; we want children to grow up with strong bones, we want to grow shiny hair, we want our plants to flower vibrantly…and sometimes this needs little help – nurture, care, extra vitamins or a little extra vitality.

As business, we can often do with the same extra support to help grow…a bit of a boost.

That’s where the EPS Boost for Growth Programme comes in.

The EPS project is a private/public partnership which helps give greater encouragement to ideas and businesses with high growth potential.  Incorporating seminars and workshops by leading local professionals and increasing motivation and commercial awareness though networking and mentoring. The biennial programme identifies and nurtures North East companies with ‘high growth’ potential and encourages rapid roll-out of business plans.

The Urquhart Partnership has been involved in the EPS Programme as a sponsor from its initial launch and have provided free support for a wide range of HR, training and recruitment related issues to over 40 companies since 2006. And we’re delighted to be sponsoring the programme again this year!

Applications for taking part in the 5th series of the programme are now open, but must be submitted by noon on Friday 31st January.

So if you know someone is setting up a new business, recently established one or who is running an existing one with high growth potential, get them over to the EPS website pronto!