Case Study 9


The Accelerator Programme has already benefited dozens of businesses in Lincolnshire. Here are some shining examples of business owners who have made a commitment to the success of their businesses by participating on previous Accelerators.



A Gem of a Business Model

DiamondCV is a concept that Brendan Hope has been working on since the financial crisis of 2008. His dream of helping as many people as possible to realise their value and self-worth evolved into a business in 2020, offering the most effective range of CV writing services on the market.

There are many facets to DiamondCV’s services, from writing CVs and covering letters to support with job strategy, LinkedIn profiles, job board advice, and interview preparation and coaching.

The Solution

Brendan Hope admits that, as a fledging business, its pockets aren’t deep and was looking for some free business support. The Productivity HUBs Programme fitted the bill perfectly with its 12 hours of one-to-one business support, workshops, and networking events.

Since its launch in 2020, DiamondCV has gone on to achieve a five-star rating from its clients on Google Reviews, is a five-star provider with Trustpilot and has won a 2021 Best CV Writing Service award from SME News publication.

Brandan Hope

The Verdict

From the entrepreneur

“To borrow the diamond analogy, the Productivity HUBs Programme is a little gem! The HUBs team is passionate about Lincolnshire-based SMEs and, whilst being a critical friend, all the advice is delivered in a positive way.  The workshops are excellent, and I’ve developed new connections along the way that have already resulted in new business.

“The Programme has given me a focus and made me realise how I can grow the business organically. I would recommend it to anyone looking to develop their professional and business skills for accelerated growth.”

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