Launchpad Rotherham provides fully funded support to pre-start and new businesses in Rotherham and the South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority (SYMCA).

It is a fully inclusive programme designed to help ambitious entrepreneurs set up, run and grow successful businesses and also supports businesses (with less than 10 employees and less than £10m Turnover) to take the next step and grow their business.

Launchpad Rotherham is delivered by Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council. It brings together a wide range of business start up and support services including workshops, events and one to one support from business advisors and coaches.


  • Have you always wanted to work for yourself but don’t know where to start?
  • Do you have a great idea for a new product or service but don’t know how to get it to market?
  • Have you already started a business part-time whilst working wondered if you could make it a success full-time?
  • Do you want to know how to grow your business?
  • Have you taken your business as far as you can on your own and now need to employ staff?


The South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority (SYMCA) Launchpad project is delivered across Barnsley, Bassetlaw, Bolsover, Chesterfield, Derbyshire Dales, Doncaster, North East Derbyshire, Rotherham and Sheffield.  The Launchpad is supported financially by the European Union and has attracted £2,073,682 investment from the European Regional Development Fund as part of Europe’s support for the region’s economic development.

If you answered yes to any of the above then Launchpad is for you. Wherever you are on the journey to being a successful entrepreneur, we can help.

We look forward to working with you and your business!

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