Advice for Growth


RiDO’s Investment Team offers a range of support services free of charge, helping companies in the local economy to grow.RiDO’s experienced team can help you re-focus your business model with tailored support and link you to a wide range of specialist contacts including accountants, lawyers, technology experts and university research and development. 

Support for high growth SMEs

Rotherham has many small to medium enterprises who contribute a great deal towards the local economy and have great potential for growth. RiDO is committed to working with these companies to assist them in reaching their potential, with help and advice on everything from financial assistance, property, recruitment & training, etc.

Growth Hub Enhancement Project

Working in collaboration with the Sheffield City Region Growth Hub, the Growth Hub Enhancement Project gives you access to free, impartial, expert business advice and support to help your business achieve its goals. The Growth Hub Enhancement Project offers a bespoke service, with all assistance tailored to meet the needs of your business.

You can access support from the Growth Hub Enhancement Project if your business:

is an SME 
is based within the Sheffield City Region 
is experiencing, or planning for, high growth

Contact RiDO to speak to one of our advisors. We will work with you to assess your eligibility, determine your business needs and help develop a plan that will assist you to realise your growth potential. If you are located outside Rotherham, please contact the Sheffield City Region Growth Hub Gateway by telephone on 03330 00 00 39 or email at growthhub@sheffieldcityregion.org.uk for more information.

What support can the Enhancement Project give you?

You will have an initial meeting with a Key Account Manager, who will work with you to get an understanding of your business and what is needed to help you achieve your goals. 

Is the Growth Hub Enhancement Project for you?

Are you a small or medium sized enterprise (SME)?
Is your business currently growing or looking to grow?
Are you at a point where you need additional support to continue to grow?
Do you have a great idea for a new product or service but need advice on how to progress?
Do you need to implement a key initiative such as Lean, ISO or CE Marking?
Have you considered developing a business strategy, but need help in doing so?
Would you benefit from advice on how to engage new customers?

If you answered yes to any of the above the Growth Hub Enhancement Project may be for you.
Contact us on 01709 254444 or info@rido.org.uk for more information now. 

Who’s involved?

The Growth Hub Enhancement Project is delivered jointly by five partners; Sheffield City Region Growth Hub, Business Doncaster, Business Sheffield, Enterprising Barnsley and Rotherham Investment and Development Office (RiDO).

Contact us to find out how RiDO can help your business develop.



The Sheffield City Region Growth Hub Enhancement Project is receiving up to £2.7m 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 the 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, business, create jobs and local community regenerations. For more information visit http://www.gov.uk/european-growth-funding