Business Transformation Programmes

The Offshore Wind Growth Partnership (OWGP) has developed a suite of Business Transformation Programmes which will support companies at different stages of their journey within the Offshore Wind Sector to realise increased impact, productivity and growth.

Working with strategic partners and industry experts, OWGP provides tailored support, guidance, benchmarking, market intelligence and insight into offshore wind to support the sustainable growth of the UK supply chain.

Our tiered support will enable us to reach companies of all different shapes, sizes and levels of maturity within the Offshore Wind Sector. This includes companies from other sectors who hope to transition into offshore wind.

 

The OWGP is seeking submissions to its latest opportunities:

Building new capacity in offshore wind by enabling UK businesses with existing capability in adjacent sectors to de-risk existing processes and diversify.

Wind Expert Support Toolkit (WEST)

WEST is a low intensity foundation intervention activity which aims to support growth of offshore wind supply chain companies through provision of specialist advice, market intelligence and insight into the sector.

Fit 4 Offshore Renewables (F4OR)

F4OR is an intermediate intensity programme which aims to support the UK supply chain get ready to bid for work in the offshore renewable energy sector.  The F4OR Programme supports the development of an increasingly competent, capable and competitive UK offshore renewable energy supply chain – maximising opportunity for the UK supply chain, both domestically and globally.

The Sharing in Growth Offshore Wind Programme

Sharing in Growth Offshore Wind is a high intensity advanced programme which aims to support ambitious companies who are looking to commit themselves to accelerate growth in the offshore wind sector.

The Sharing in Growth Offshore Wind Pilot Programme focuses directly on Strand B – Business Competitiveness and the WEST and F4OR Programmes focus on both Strand B – Business Competitiveness and Strand C – Building New Capacity.

The WEST Programme 2021-22

In line with the Strand B and C objectives, the purpose of WEST is to provide companies with a structured business support programme with access to specialist delivery partners and to attract cross-sector engagement enabling new entrants to join the sector.

WEST is a short entry point foundation activity that will include the provision of assessment, support, feedback and recommendations of next steps and action plans for further support as and where required to accelerate growth within the offshore wind sector supply chain. This bespoke support will be delivered by Expert Consultants and will provide a needs-focused approach to business support.

WEST Programme 2021-22 - Scope & Guidance Download WEST Programme 2021-22 - Application Form Download Briefing Webinar Recording - 28th May 2021 Download Briefing Webinar Slides - 28th May 2021 Download

Key Dates

  • EoI Applications Open – 19th May 2021
  • Online Briefing Event – 28th May 2021, 14:00 – 15:00. You can access the briefing webinar recording and slide-pack above.
  • Applications will be assessed and onboarded on a rolling basis, please refer to the WEST Scope and Guidance document for assessment wave closure and indicative start dates

Wave Closure Application Dates

  • Next Wave Application closure dates:
  • 29th April 2022 – Wave 6
  • 24th June 2022 – Wave 7
  • 26th August 2022 – Wave 8

The Fit 4 Offshore Renewables (F4OR) Programme

The F4OR Programme is a 12-18 month duration, intermediate intensity activity which is specifically designed to support the UK supply chain get ready to bid for work in the offshore renewable energy sector. The cohort supported by OWGP will have a focus on Offshore Wind. The programme provides both Business Excellence and Sector Specific strands of activity delivered by independent industrial experts and advisors. Industrial advisors will first assess a company’s systems, knowledge and competence and then work with them to build an improvement plan to address identified gaps.

The F4OR Team led by ORE Catapult will work with selected companies to understand the best approach to tackle their improvement journey to have the best chance to succeed in Offshore Wind.

Companies participating in the F4OR Programme will need to be ambitious with senior level commitment and drive and aiming to grow in Offshore Wind. Applicants should have an existing site turnover of over £1m per annum and a headcount of >10 employees.

F4OR Programme – Scope & Guidance Download F4OR Programme Briefing Webinar - Recording Download F4OR Programme Briefing Webinar - Slides Download

Key Dates

  • EoI Applications Open – 19th January 2022
  • Online Briefing Event – 26th January 2022, 14:00 – 15:00
  • EoI Applications Close – 11th February 2022 (17:00)
  • Long-list applicants notified – 18th February 2022 (17:00)
  • Final feedback – 11th March 2022 (17:00)

(post Capability Assessment and Business Excellence Self Assessment)

The Sharing in Growth Offshore Wind Programme

The Sharing in Growth Offshore Wind Programme is a long-term advanced activity which will support UK companies who are already working in the offshore wind sector requiring focused support or strategic input to enhance their future direction and growth opportunities.

SiG will work with selected companies to understand current leadership and organisational practices and embed proven approaches to drive organisational improvements.

Companies participating in the SiG OW Programme will need to be ambitious and aiming to accelerate growth, with an existing site turnover of between £5m – £100m per annum.

SiG OW Expression of Interest Application Form Download SiG OW Scope & Guidance Document Download SiG OW Information Flyer Download

Key Dates

  • The Sharing in Growth Offshore Wind Programme is open for applications
  • Please contact the team to arrange a 1-2-1 discussion about the programme

Contact Information

All completed Application Forms and supporting material should be submitted to the OWGP Team no later than 5:00pm on the stated Competition Closing Date.

Your submission MUST include the completed Application Form and any supporting information.

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