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Welcome to the

Heart of the South West Growth Hub

We offer free business advice and support services for established businesses and those looking to start-up in Devon, Somerset, Plymouth and Torbay. The Growth Hub Advisors have the resources to link you with business support programmes and organisations that can help you start, run or grow your business. 

  • Heart of the South West Growth Hub

    We offer free business advice and support for businesses in Devon, Somerset, Plymouth and Torbay. Our advisers are here to help you start or grow your business, linking you to the best support possible.

    Heart of the South West Growth Hub
  • Digital Link

    Our Digital Link service can give you what you need to unlock your digital potential and help you to grow your business by exploiting digital technologies. With free (fully funded) 1-2-1 digital business advice for Devon and Somerset Businesses.

    Digital Link
  • Prosper

    For businesses in East Devon, Exeter, and Mid Devon only, Prosper offers support for businesses and entrepreneurs to achieve their goals for growth, including net zero plans, employment support and start-up support for entrepreneurs.

  • Farming and Food Resources Hub

    Dedicated to highlighting the most recent funding and project opportunities for the farming, food and agricultural sectors.

    Farming and Food Resources Hub
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    Local businesses supported

    Our business support

    Welcome to the Heart of the South West Growth Hub. Your access point to the support you need to start or grow your business.

    Free advice

    Our team of advisers are here to help your business. Whether you are seeking business support options, training, or anything else, do get in touch.

    Grant Searches

    We can connect you with the local, national and specialist grant and funding opportunities to support your business ambitions.

    Digital Support

    Our Digital Link service can connect you to the latest advice, guidance, tools and resources to help grow your business by unlocking your digital potential.

    Connect with one of our business advisers

    If you have questions about getting some support for your business, the Growth Hub is here for you and it is completely free.

    Events and workshops

    We like to keep businesses up to date with all the free training and support opportunities available across the southwest. Check out the events calendar to see how your business can benefit.


    Be Grant Ready – Mid Devon Prosperity Fund

    Get ready to ace those grant applications with a be...


    Node Business Expo

    Join us at Node, Barnstaple on Thursday 30th November 2023...


    Improving your LinkedIn, SEO & Website Presence (Somerset Businesses)

    Improving your LinkedIn, SEO & Website Presence. Part 1 (Knowing...


    Exploring the benefits and barriers of export

    Understanding the benefits and risks of exporting. What you’ll learn...


    Access to Finance SW | Coffee Catch Up

    A regular Zoom catch up for networking, insight and discussion...


    Cost Reduction through Sustainability (Somerset Businesses)

    Cost Reduction through Sustainability. Reducing business costs can also help...


    How to conduct your international market research

    Learn how to prioritise countries and conduct meaningful market research....


    Rural Support: Cost of Living

    Exploring the cost of living. Guest speakers to be announced....


    Navigating the Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Frontier

    ExIST (Exeter Initiative for Science & Technology), the STEMM initiative...

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    Who we’ve helped / news

    Read about some of the ways in which southwest businesses have benefited from using our services at the Growth Hub.

    Case Study | 28 June 2023

    Nine Springs Natural Health Clinic

    Kelda Prescott is Director of Nine Springs Natural Health Clinic,...

    News | 27 November 2023

    Devon Create Growth Programme

    Devon has been announced as a new area to be...

    Case Study | 24 May 2023

    SilvaTech Solutions Ltd

    SilvaTech are pushing forward with confidence thanks to support from...

    News | 23 November 2023

    South Hams and West Devon Prosperity Schemes Open for Business

    Businesses and other organisations in West Devon and the South...

    Case Study | 27 March 2023

    Growth Hub Case Study | Sleeps12: A holiday lettings business with a difference

    About Sleeps12 Why travel abroad when you can stay with...

    News | 22 November 2023

    New round of Slurry Infrastructure Grant opens

    Applications are now open for the second round of the Slurry...

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