Boost: Lancashire’s Business Growth Hub

Want your business to thrive?

Boost provides funded business support for Lancashire businesses looking to grow, scale and start.

From business planning to finding finance, Boost can help you achieve your goals whatever stage of the business journey you’re on.

What is Boost?

Boost is Lancashire’s Business Growth Hub, one of 37 Growth Hubs in the UK. It is led by Lancashire County Council and has supported over 14,000 businesses, helped create over 3,500 jobs while adding over £100m to the economy since 2013.

What are the benefits?

As a Growth Hub, Boost is on a mission; to help Lancashire businesses thrive.

Our support helps ambitious Lancashire businesses start, grow and scale, realising their growth potential, creating jobs and boosting the economy.

We do this by:

  • Bringing together and simplifying the local, regional and national support landscape, helping people in business find the right business support at the right time.
  • Providing a range of funded business support services delivered by specialists
  • Connecting Lancashire’s business community and creating a catalyst for rewarding relationships.
  • Working collaboratively across the private and public sectors to help businesses unlock the barriers to growth.


Who is it for?

The Boost Growth Hub services and programmes are available to individuals thinking about starting a business, and trading businesses with an ambition to grow and create a thriving business.

The Business Support Helpdesk is available to all businesses across Lancashire.

The Business Advice Service, Flying Start, Growth Catalyst, Scale to Thrive and Access to Finance programmes are available to businesses within the following partner local authority areas: Blackburn with Darwen Council, Burnley Council, Chorley Council, Fylde Council, Hyndburn Borough Council, Pendle Borough Council, Preston City Council, South Ribble Borough Council, West Lancashire Borough Council and Wyre Council.

How do I find out more and apply?


Call: 0800 488 0057


If your business is based outside of the local authority areas mentioned above, please contact our Business Support Helpdesk on 0800 488 0057 and we can advise you on what support is available in your area.

Additional information

Boost Success Stories:

Ecoduct – Fylde-based manufacturers of ductwork, a component in the heating, ventilation and cooling of buildings using lightweight materials.

Clifton Homecare – a family business based in Lytham St Annes that provides private, NHS, and local authority-funded domiciliary care services.

The Secret Garden Glamping – an award-winning glamping site in Skelmersdale.

Pudalicious – a Wyre-based producer of traditional fruit crumbles and puddings.