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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 Advisers 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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    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 seek to keep businesses up to date with the many free or part-funded events and workshops available throughout the south west and beyond. Take a look at our Events pages to find the right workshop to benefit you and your business.  


    Agetech – what does the future hold?

    How can you make sense of the healthy ageing market...



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


    MS365 Workplace Skills

    Workplace Digital Skills Application – Plymouth Science Park Microsoft 365...


    Net Zero and Climate Change – Getting Started as Individuals and Enterprises

    This 3hr workshop will explore the concept of net zero...


    Sustainable biomass crop establishment and end use options

    Come and join Biomass Connect and Rothamsted Research at our...


    Secure South West 17 – ESG thru a Cyber Lens

    Dive into the world of cybersecurity governance and explore it’s...


    Set for Success – Start-up Workshop

    Fully funded event helping entrepreneurs turn their business ideas into...


    Excelling in Excel: Unleash Your Spreadsheet Superpowers!

    Session 1 – A Deep Dive into Formulas and Functions ...


    Understanding export controls

    An overview of the export controls which may apply to...

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    Who we’ve helped / news

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

    Case Study | 15 May 2024

    Sand and Sparkle

    Ellen Buswell is the Owner of Sand and Sparkle, a...

    News | 08 May 2024

    New Round of Rural Grants Opens for Somerset Businesses

    Following a successful first round of funding last year Somerset...

    Case Study | 14 May 2024

    Laser and Grain

    Annie Gould is the Owner of Laser and Grain, a...

    News | 07 May 2024

    South West Winners of the King’s Awards for Enterprise

    Companies from across the South West have been honoured in...

    Case Study | 28 June 2023

    Nine Springs Natural Health Clinic

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

    News | 24 April 2024

    New Help to Grow course launches for small businesses

    Government launches Help to Grow: Management Essentials, a new online...

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