Free Workshops in Stafford to Grow Your Business

Natwest helps businesses get set for growth with free workshops.

This summer small business owners can benefit from a series of innovative workshops brought to you by GetSet for Growth and partner NatWest, designed to help businesses across the West Midlands overcome the barriers that hamper their growth.

Half of the scheduled workshops will first take place in NatWest’s Upper Market Square branch in Stoke-on-Trent, and the other half will be run at the Northfield Centre in Stafford, with all workshops running on Tuesdays between 10:00am and 12:00pm.

Thanks to the Regional Growth Fund, GetSet for Growth offers fully funded specialist marketing, growth strategy and finance guidance to ambitious businesses with the potential to grow. It focuses on helping businesses overcome the two biggest barriers to growth – access to customers and access to finance.

GetSet and valued partner NatWest have united forces to bring the West Midlands a series of compelling workshops including; ‘Writing a Business Plan’ which covers a range of key elements that make up a business plan and how business owners can use it to clarify their business ideas and define their long term objectives.

Small business owners who are wanting to ‘Create a Compelling Marketing Strategy’ can find out how to do so by attending this workshop covering the key challenges that increased competition can cause for their business and how to overcome them.

If it is ‘How to Finance Your Growth’ they are looking for, attendees can expect a session split into two sections. The first section will cover how to finance growth, investment opportunities, and alternative finance options, and the advantages and disadvantages of each. The second section will cover options from your high street bank.

The future of successful marketing will be in creating and curating the best content that is relevant to a business. By coming along to the ‘Content Marketing’ masterclass, attendees will learn how to make a business content strategy work and drive engagement and increase their reputation.

NatWest’s Business Growth Enabler, Gemma Bourne commented: “I am excited to be working with GetSet for Growth to further support local businesses to succeed, grow and achieve their ambitions.”

GetSet for Growth’s Operations Director, Lucy Carmichael added: “We are delighted that NatWest wanted to show their commitment to helping UK SMES through supporting this series of fully funded expert workshops.

“They fully endorse GetSet for Growth’s unique proposition and the importance of strongly integrated finance and marketing strategies to unlock business growth potential. This proven and practical approach underpins our partnership with NatWest and we look forward to building our successful partnership to benefit British businesses.”

All workshop dates are as follows:


  • 14th June – Writing a Business Plan
  • 28th June – Create a Compelling Marketing Strategy
  • 12th July – How to Finance Your Growth
  • 26th July – Content Marketing

Stoke on Trent

  • 7th June – Writing a Business Plan
  • 21st June – Create a Compelling Marketing Strategy
  • 5th July – How to Finance Your Growth
  • 19th July – Content Marketing

For more information and to book a place at any of these events, simply call 0800 917 9325 or visit