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Invitation to Tender for Boost Business Lancashire 5 Growth Catalyst and Scale to Thrive Masterclass Providers: Ref T23102

Invitation to Tender for Boost Business Lancashire 5 Growth Catalyst and Scale to Thrive Masterclass Providers: Ref T23102


The Growth Company has been selected to deliver both the Growth Catalyst and Scale to Thrive services, which are described in this document. As part of the roll out of these new services and our social value commitments we are looking to expand the number of providers, particularly (but not exclusively) local Lancashire based suppliers available to work with us to provide expert insights and content to support business leader in Lancashire to overcome their business challenges and address new and emerging opportunities. This tender focuses on assembling a range of additional providers to add to our supplier base and deliver high quality Masterclasses on key topics at the heart of driving improved productivity and growth.


GC Business is looking for providers who can deliver a range of high-quality expert led and facilitated Masterclasses. Providers can bid to deliver one, many or all of the Masterclasses.

The list of masterclasses are follows:-


Growth Catalyst Capability Builder Workshop/Webinar series

Masterclass 1 – Unlocking Team Potential: Strategies for Building a Talented and High-Performing Team.

Masterclass 2 – Smarter Marketing Tactics: Driving Awareness and Engagement

Masterclass 3 – Market Differentiation: Introducing Unique Products for Lasting Impact

Masterclass 4 – Financial Options for Growth: Making Right Decisions for Your Business

Masterclass 5 – Productivity Boost: Minimizing Waste and Maximizing Efficiency for Rapid Growth

Masterclass 6 – Building Resilience: Learn how to Thrive in a Changing Business Landscape

Scale to Thrive Masterclass Series

Masterclass 7 – Perfect Products – Generating, Validating, and Developing Innovative Products and Services

Masterclass 8 – Fuelling growth – Embedding Innovative Culture and preparing the workforce for growth

Masterclass 9 – Releasing talent – Inspiring Teams, Managing Change, and Building Personal Resilience

Masterclass 10 – Unlocking finance – Making High -Impact Investment Choices and Securing Funding

Masterclass 11 – Navigating change – Developing the Capacity for Scaling Systems and Processes

Masterclass 12 – Unleashing global growth – Unlocking Innovation in International Markets


Growth Catalyst Masterclass Programme: 6 x 3-hour Masterclass webinars per quarter (one on each topic) delivered over MS Teams, Zoom, or other suitable interactive broadcast platforms to an audience of up to 80 delegates, but typically expected to be circa 20-30 delegates.


Scale to Thrive Masterclass Programme: 6 x 3-hour Masterclasses per quarter for up to 20 delegates. 3 in person located at central venue/s in Lancashire and 3 virtually via MS Teams, Zoom, or other suitable interactive broadcast platforms (one on each topic specified)


Duration and Budget


The contract period will be from the award date until the 31st March 2025, with an option, to be exercised at the Growth Company sole discretion for an additional 36 months.

The likely value of activity under this framework will be between £41,000 (£31K Growth Catalyst and 10K Scale to Thrive respectively) and a maximum of £130,000 excluding VAT depending on the length of any potential extension.



Deadline for Receipt of Tender


Tenders will be accepted until the 13:00 on Thursday, 26th October 2023.


ITT Documents

You are required to make your ITT submission via the Growth Company Panacea e-tendering platform.   You are required to complete a basic registration as a supplier on with Panacea at the following web address:


Once you have accessed the site, to view the opportunity you need to navigate to ‘Register Interest’, click the ‘Participate’ Button, then navigate to ‘My Questionnaires’ where you will be able to download the documents.  Your ITT submission will be made on the Panacea Portal.