They say there’s no such thing as a free lunch, but that same theory doesn’t apply to marketing. As part of my role at Agent, I am responsible for managing a project that we work on called New Markets 2 Agent Accelerator, a European funding programme that we deliver.
We’re a full-service marketing agency, which means that we deliver all elements of the marketing mix under one roof (strategy & planning, creative and communications). Clients can rest in the knowledge that they can come to us for all aspects of marketing support. We help our clients identify their markets, grow within them and increase their profits/jobs as a result.
What do you need to get involved?
Are you a well-established business to business SME with ambition to grow even more by increasing your turnover or creating new jobs with marketing support? Agent Accelerator will help you achieve these ambitions!
All businesses must be located in the Liverpool City Region and must be trading.
Businesses have to offer a business to business service or product; they can’t be business to consumer or be in the retail industry/agriculture industry.
Agent Accelerator is European funded, which means there is no cost for the SME- the project is in place to help the business flourish and achieve turnover/job results.
What can we offer?
Every SME will be treated to a full marketing diagnostic which will look to:
- Understand the growth objectives of your business
- Understand + evaluate historical marketing, interventions and investments
- Identify marketing opportunities in line with your organisation’s growth plans and objectives
We know that each business has different needs so we offer three services lines for marketing support. Each SME can determine which is the most appropriate offering for them, out of three lines:
- Delivering marketing planning support (Strategy)
- Delivering graphic design/ digital marketing support (Creative)
- Delivering communications training for transmitting messages (Communications)
Why is this right for your business?
European funding is vital to a thriving european city; it has helped Liverpool develop a great deal in recent years.
With the help of European funding, we have supported 63 businesses. over the past three years. As a result of our marketing support, we have helped SME’s increase their turnover drastically and create 23 new jobs.
It has been such an inspirational project to work on from my perspective, and I love seeing the strategy, creative and communications teams working with SMEs to help them grow. Without European funding, these businesses couldn’t always access this type of support.
The feedback from clients has always been overwhelming, and our support has made a huge impact on their future as a business. SMEs often come in not knowing much about marketing and come out feeling inspired, whether that be through strategy (agreeing the way forward for growth), creative (getting the look, feel and voice right to aid growth), or communications (getting the right messages to the right markets through the right channels). We stay connected with all the businesses that we work with to see how they are progressing at all times.
If you have any questions about Agent Accelerator then we would love to hear from you.
Please do get in touch – email: email@example.com or call Sarah: 0151 707 0427.
The Agent Accelerator project is part of the Liverpool City Region New Markets 2 Programme which is receiving up to £4.2million of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Department for Communities and Local Government (and in London the intermediate body Greater London Authority) is the Managing Authority for European Regional Development Fund. Established by the European Union, the European Regional Development Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations. For more information visit https://www.gov.uk/european-growth-funding.