Decision details

UKSPF Start Up Provision

Decision Maker: Corporate Director – Economy & Environment

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To agree to proceed to procurement through the council’s procurement portal to appoint up to two business start-up providers. Providers will provide advice, guidance, training and mentoring to entrepreneurs as part of Herefordshire’s UKSPF Investment Plan – Measure E24: Training hubs, business support offers, incubators & accelerators. This contract is for F/Ys 23/24 & 24/25.

This commission relates to a package of business support to be delivered under E24: Training hubs, business support offers, incubators & accelerators in financial years 23/24 & 24/25 of the UKSPF Investment Plan, in particular supporting entrepreneurs to become enterprise ready and for 25% of those receiving support, to then go on to start up a business.

Contact: Nadine Kinsey, Economic Development Officer Email:

Publication date: 14/09/2023

Date of decision: 11/09/2023

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