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We aim to help you improve your bottom line through specialist coaching, workshops and masterclasses for your tourism business...

...whether it is learning from other businesses, making social media work for you,
filling your quiet times, the BAD (Bookings, Arrivals and Departures) challenge,
increasing visitor spend, tackling a long-standing issue with the help of an expert
tourism adviser or seeking to grow your turnover or profitability, Destination
Staffordshire Support for Tourism Businesses offers a great opportunity to help you grow your business.

We are pleased to confirm that we have had the ERDF funding confirmed so we are in the process of designing our Business Support syllabus. We will send you an email to let you know when we are open for business.  

ERDF funding will only cover funding for SMEs. Please look at the terms of assistance to see if you are covered.

What's on offer?

A select group of tourism experts and business coaches

will offer:

Masterclasses

Full day best practice visits to leading Staffordshire

businesses to explore a key tourism theme.

Workshops

Half day interactive sessions with leading tourism

professionals on a specific sector issue.

One-to-One Consultancy

Whether you want to tackle a long-standing issue in your

business, need help or advice to grow or want to follow up

on thoughts and actions from a workshop, a tourism sector

business coach is available to you.

What is a SME

SME stands for small or medium sized enterprise.  Under the New SME definition from the European Commission (2.2.1) an establishment should have:

Turnover less £25 million

Gross Assets less the £12.5 million

Employ less than 250 (FTE) employees and that does not include apprentices.

The business can not be owned by a non-SME.

Who is it for?

It is aimed specifically at all tourism businesses based in Staffordshire with fewer than 250 employees (SME) but large businesses can take advantage of our specialists.

How much does it cost?

There is no charge for participating SME businesses for the first 12 hours of assistance, thanks to funding from Destination Staffordshire and the European Regional Development Fund 

 

If you are not eligible for the assistance, however you may be able to still access the support by paying the market rates for any support type outlined above.
 
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