Local entrepreneurs will be able to feed into and benefit from the creation of a physical and virtual one-stop shop to address their various business needs, and through their input into the project, contribute to the creation of graduate profiles that meet the needs of the SME sector. SMEs will be able to advise on the range of learning activities involving students for mutual benefit (i.e. consulting projects).
Local entrepreneurs will continue to benefit from an evolving and expanding range of services and networking opportunities and from access to a better qualified pool of interns and graduate employees. It is envisaged that those who have benefited from the services of the Growth Hubs will become active in supporting future activities, either by becoming graduate employers, mentors to local businesses or start-ups, or by investing into funding.