Published: 5 May 2016 at 16:29
Essex Innovation Programme and Anglia Ruskin team up to promote and support SMEs
Innovation 50, a partnership between Essex County Council’s Essex Innovation Programme and Anglia Ruskin University to identify the fastest growing and most innovative small to medium sized businesses (SMEs) in the county, was officially launched in Chelmsford last night.
The project is being run by academics at Anglia Ruskin’s Lord Ashcroft International Business School, and companies have until 15 June to sign up to the scheme.
In addition to recognising and promoting the achievements of the top 50 SMEs in Essex, businesses will also receive additional support to help them continue to grow.
Cllr David Finch, Leader of Essex County Council, said:
Dr Sandra Selmanovic, Deputy Head of Economics and International Business at Anglia Ruskin, said:
Benefits from taking part in Innovation 50 include:
The organisers of Innovation 50 are looking for SMEs to provide details of their growth in turnover, staffing and market share over the last three years (or a shorter period if they have been operating for less than three years), although they are happy to hear from SMEs that can evidence growth in another form. To take part, businesses should register here.