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Spotlight on Two Zero - Sponsor of Business Woman of the Year

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Spotlight on Two Zero - Sponsor of Business Woman of the Year

Two Zero is a dynamic scaleup support community for ambitious leaders of Lancashire companies aspiring to grow 20% year-on-year. We are funded and led by Lancashire County Council and our purpose is to help leaders grow their business, create jobs, and build a better Lancashire economy.

Through our scaleup programmes, community, events, and content, we help leaders develop the skills and mindset to take their business to new heights.

Female scaleup leaders face unique challenges in accessing finance, networks and other support and this disparity is holding the UK economy back. Two Zero is committed to addressing those barriers.

We devoted one of our initial two pilot programmes to supporting female scaleup leaders in Lancashire through strategic targeted support. Two Zero: Female was a first of its kind in Lancashire. The 12-week programme comprised mentoring, practical working sessions and powerful panel discussions with inspiring role models, helping the participants diagnose barriers to high-growth, address confidence issues and stress test their business strategies.

Our Two Zero: Female programme has given fast-growing businesses a place to share their ideas, concerns, and ambitions as well as practical advice and coaching to remain resilient and scale their business in trying circumstances. In addition to the targeted support these companies received, the programme has created a network for them to continue to collaborate, support each other and develop their businesses.

Two Zero believes if we continue to support, encourage our female-led businesses, and share their incredible stories so that others may be inspired, we can go some way to closing the gap that still exists across UK business.

Amin Vepari, programme manager for Two Zero, said: "What sets Two Zero apart is that it is for those unique businesses with a goal of achieving 20 per cent year on year growth, which is a huge challenge. Lancashire already has a strong community of scale-up businesses. By investing in this area of the market, we will help these companies to put the infrastructure in place to achieve this growth faster and more sustainably.

Two Zero is for those businesses with a goal of achieving 20 per cent year on year growth, which is a huge challenge. Two Zero will help the county retain and attract more of these companies, which deliver huge economic gains for their supply chain, partners and the whole business community."

If you want to grow fast, Two Zero wants to work with you.

Author: Amin Vepari of Two Zero