2. Purpose, Vision and Benefits
The purpose of this project has been to focus on how we develop still deeper collaboration between the enterprise and skills agencies and Business Gateway and drive forward opportunities to improve support for businesses. It has focussed first on improving delivery of support, and a stronger mechanism to facilitate on-going review and continuous improvement. The parallel Innovation and International reports detail our specific approaches to supporting businesses that are innovation-driven and/or seek to trade internationally.
Enterprise and business support will be focussed on the user, with simple and quick access to the right support for businesses throughout their growth journey, backed by a more joined-up approach by delivery partners. Support will be designed around, and able to adapt and grow with, businesses' changing needs. There will be a strong focus on driving business ambition and internationalisation; enhancing innovation; better organisational performance, leadership and management skills; and progressive workplace practices, including fair work.
- A streamlined approach that will make business support easier and quicker to access, more effective for business, and more impactful.
- Improved support across the overall business base and for specific groups such as scale-up, women-owned or social enterprises.