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Growing your business your way

We’re not just here to cheer you on, we recognise that a journey like yours needs practical help, and that’s exactly what we’re here to offer. Being part of Mansfield Innovation Centre is belonging to the Oxford Innovation network, which means we offer you more than just workspace, we offer you a community of individuals filled with ideas and the support of our experts.

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

We have proven results in raising funding and we even manage our own Angel Networks (OION, TVIN, OEI). We can help you identify the right funding for your business and connect you to finance providers. For over 30 years, we have developed many corporate relationships which could just give you the leg up you need.

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 the Mansfield Innovation Centre we bring together like-minded businesses within our vibrant community. Through a range of networking opportunities, we offer you chances to collaborate with other entrepreneurs and build your network. 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.

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 […]

Victoria Prince Celebrates Female Entrepreneur Award Nomination

A customer at Mansfield Innovation Centre is hoping to use her nomination for a prestigious regional business award as a springboard to help other businesses to achieve success. Victoria Prince, who runs Touchpoints Marketing, has been named as one of five finalists in the Female Entrepreneur of the Year category […]

Dalcour Maclaren a Mansfield IC growing business case study

Dalcour Maclaren are specialist Chartered Surveyors and consultants to the utility and infrastructure sector.  With a head office in Oxfordshire and 8 offices across the UK, they expanded their operation into Nottinghamshire by opening the Mansfield office in 2017.  We talked to Associate Director, Ed Higson about how Dalcour Maclaren […]

Case studies

How our partnerships and connections have helped some of our entrepreneurs at Mansfield Innovation Centre grow their 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 […]

Victoria Prince Celebrates Female Entrepreneur Award Nomination

A customer at Mansfield Innovation Centre is hoping to use her nomination for a prestigious regional business award as a springboard to help other businesses to achieve success. Victoria Prince, who runs Touchpoints Marketing, has been named as one of five finalists in the Female Entrepreneur of the Year category […]

Dalcour Maclaren a Mansfield IC growing business case study

Dalcour Maclaren are specialist Chartered Surveyors and consultants to the utility and infrastructure sector.  With a head office in Oxfordshire and 8 offices across the UK, they expanded their operation into Nottinghamshire by opening the Mansfield office in 2017.  We talked to Associate Director, Ed Higson about how Dalcour Maclaren […]