Who is CRATE and Boost

What is CRATE?

CRATE’s mission is to build a collaborative and inspiring network of vibrant business communities that delivers an exceptional platform for growth. Whether a start-up, small business or growing firm, we combine flexible premises with business support, events, training, networking and marketing services. A CRATE community is home to businesses from retail, services, creatives and food / drink operators. This diversity of sector fosters relationships, leading to new supply chain and distribution opportunities.

About CRATE Boost

We’ve developed CRATE Boost to help the UK’s many ambitious small and growing businesses access the best available business support for their needs. Whichever stage of your business journey you’re at, Boost is there to provide the help you need to reach the next level.

CRATE Boost is a business support platform that connects small and growing businesses with high-quality digital and in-person information, support and guidance. Whether it’s how to protect IP, launch a product or service, recruit new staff, choose an accounting package or solve a tax problem, Boost will quickly get you to the answers you need.

Finding the right guidance and support to help your business grow can be like searching for a needle in a haystack. CRATE Boost helps you find it faster. We’ve scoured hundreds of information sources serving the UK’s small businesses to sign-post you to outstanding information providers. We explain ‘why, when and how’ to use different types of support and back it up with case studies and video tutorials. Our step-by-step approach brings support resource to life. Most of our recommended digital support is freely available, while some require you to register your email address. A select few high-quality providers are paid-for services (we don’t financially benefit from directing you to these providers).

We’ll be keeping Boost fresh, so please make contact if there’s an area you’d like support on but can’t find the answer. Alternatively, please let us know if you’ve found some great content that you’d like to share via CRATE Boost.

CRATE Boost is here to help you work smarter, develop quicker and grow sustainably. We strive to be the best business support tool-kit the web has to offer. Whether a start-up or established firm, CRATE Boost is here to give you the insight you need to turbo-charge your business.

Our recommendations will take you to an array of organisations, here are just a few…

Virgin Start-ups logo
British Library logo
Harvard Business Review logo
ACAS logo
Start-up Donut logo
Start-up Loans logo
Federation of Small Business logo
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