RiDO’s team of knowledgeable and experienced advisors is here to help your business develop and grow.

We provide access to free, impartial, expert business advice and support to help your business achieve its goals. It’s a bespoke service with assistance tailored to meet your needs.

Our team provides a wealth of knowledge and experience across a wide range of business topics for you to call upon. We can help with everything from Covid recovery and business turnaround, dealing with EU-Exit issues, sourcing funding and developing a skilled workforce, to strategies for business growth, improving marketing and sales, and sourcing your next property.

We are also well connected in the region to link you into further support from a wide range of partner organisations, working in collaboration with the Sheffield City Region Growth Hub.

Get in touch to find out how we can help.

How can we help?

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Connect into the regional supply chain

Benefit from our extensive connections across the region, including global OEM and tier 1 organisations.

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Increase the skills base of your workforce

Great people make great businesses. Our advisors can help your business to develop, retain and recruit people.

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Recover from Covid and EU-Exit

Our advisors can help you find your way through recent economic shocks and look to the future.

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Navigate your funding options

The right funding is an essential component of your growth strategy. Our advisors can help you navigate the various funding options available, including Productivity Grants available now.

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Develop strategy

Our advisors can work with your management team to develop strategies for growth and plan for key initiatives such as Lean, ISO or CE Marking.

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Finding a property

We can help you find the right commercial premises for your business no matter what the size, with our free property search service.

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Business productivity grants

The Business Productivity Programme operates across South Yorkshire, with RiDO delivering support in Rotherham. Advisors work with eligible SMEs to understand and source solutions to productivity challenges, helping businesses navigate a route to increased productivity and growth following the Covid pandemic.

A limited grant fund is available through a competitive application process to provide financial support to help businesses address productivity challenges. Grants are currently available in Rotherham to provide 50% funding for eligible projects from £5,000 to £15,000 (£2,500 to £7,500 grant value), primarily aimed at capital spend but can include revenue (eligibility criteria apply).

The project is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund and is receiving up to £4,730,154 of ERDF funding as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. 

Contact us to discuss your application and growth plans with a Key Account Manager.

Support for Rotherham's Retailers

RiDO has engaged with four Retail Advisors to work with retail and hospitality businesses throughout the borough until March 2022.

The advisors will have a have a physical presence on Rotherham’s High Streets to engage pro-actively with businesses, build relationships with business owners and provide a single point of contact for support and advice. They will work with retailers to help them build resilience and adapt to the economic impact of Covid, while also acting as local High Street Ambassadors to encourage investment and growth.

This support is being provided as part of the ‘Welcome Back Fund’, an ERDF funded project aimed at boosting the look and feel of high streets across the UK, helping businesses prepare for the safe return of shoppers and ensuring businesses have access to the right support and information.

If you are a retailer in the Rotherham area and would like to access this expert support, Contact Us to arrange a chat with one of the retail team.

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Get in touch to find out how we can help your business.

Call us on 01709 331133 or simply fill in our form and we will get back to you.


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