Growing your business your way

We know that running a business is hard, whether you have just started out or are busy growing, so we’re on hand to support you while you focus on what you do best. Being part of Mansfield Innovation Centre means belonging to the Oxford Innovation network, which means we offer you more than just workspace; we offer you a community of like-minded individuals and support from a team of experienced business support professionals.

Meet our Innovation Director, David Smith

At Mansfield Innovation Centre, we like to ensure that your business is getting all the support it needs to thrive, so we have our Innovation Director, David and our team of experts on hand to help. With nearly 20 years’ experience in helping small business to start and grow, David has supported many entrepreneurs through a range of government and EU funded projects, as well as having managed a team of advisors delivering business support.
As well as supporting our businesses in our Oxford Innovation network, David manages a local business grant programme and has a wealth of experience in the business funding arena, helping businesses access over £10m over the past 5 years.

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Our support for pre-start, early-stage and established businesses includes:

Strategic business planning

1-2-1 business coaching

Innovation planning

Talent Management

Finding new customers and growing sales

Marketing strategy

Business growth workshops and masterclasses

International trade planning

Financial planning

Leadership and Management

Exit Strategies

Tools & connections to help you flourish

GROWTHmapper

We have created a whole stack of tools, like our unique GROWTHmapper® Diagnostic which collects and analyses the insights of your team to measure your progress and ensure that the whole team stays on track.

 

 

Angel network

The Innovation Centre has access to our own Angel Investment Showcase, where we can coach you to give a greater chance of succeeding in the competitive environment of business growth.

Amazon web service partners

We are one of 160 official Amazon Web Service Partners worldwide, which means that you may be able to benefit from free support packages.

 

Growing your connections

We strive to be at the forefront of business support and what we can offer our entrepreneurs, so we have a range of tools and insights to provide your business with the support it needs to achieve your goals.

As well as the support of our helpful team, networking events and the business support tools we’ve invested in for our centres, we also offer extended network resources, including financial advice and growth planning.

MEET OUR NETWORK

Events & workshops

Here at Mansfield Innovation Centre, we bring together like-minded innovators within our community. Through a range of in-person and virtual networking opportunities across both hubs, we offer you chances to collaborate with other entrepreneurs to push boundaries and create change. We also give you access to a network of external experts and resources. Have a look at our upcoming events to see what opportunities and workshops are available.

Being part of our innovation centre means you are part of the Oxford Innovations UK network of over 1,000 businesses.

VIEW OUR EVENTS

Case studies

How our partnerships and connections have helped some of our entrepreneurs at IF grow their businesses.

Mansfield Innovation Centre helps Block Property Solutions win grant funding

Mansfield Innovation Centre helps Block Property Solutions win grant funding

Business Venue of the Year is committed to keeping you safe

The Nottinghamshire ‘Business Venue of the Year’ has been working non stop throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to support all its businesses.

Adina’s Recruitment – Driver recruitment firm reveals secret to success

A Nottinghamshire recruitment firm has doubled turnover in the past 12 months thanks to a “change of mindset”. Adina Worboys, owner of Adina’s Recruitment, believes the surge in trade which has taken her turnover to £1.5 million is down to moving the firm from her house to an office at […]

Case studies

How our partnerships and connections have helped some of our entrepreneurs at Mansfield Innovation Centre grow their businesses.

Mansfield Innovation Centre helps Block Property Solutions win grant funding

Mansfield Innovation Centre helps Block Property Solutions win grant funding

Business Venue of the Year is committed to keeping you safe

The Nottinghamshire ‘Business Venue of the Year’ has been working non stop throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to support all its businesses.

Adina’s Recruitment – Driver recruitment firm reveals secret to success

A Nottinghamshire recruitment firm has doubled turnover in the past 12 months thanks to a “change of mindset”. Adina Worboys, owner of Adina’s Recruitment, believes the surge in trade which has taken her turnover to £1.5 million is down to moving the firm from her house to an office at […]