What’s on Offer?

Businesses who meet the eligibility criteria can benefit from the Growth Support Programme. You can view the customer journey here.

The Growth Support Programme is an EU funded support package which offers an initial 3 hour diagnostic to businesses wishing to grow or expand. The 3 hour diagnostic involves a face to face meeting with one of their experienced delivery partner business advisors, during which a development plan will be formulated for your business and any areas where additional support could be of benefit are identified.

As part of this initial meeting, businesses may also be signposted to external agencies, such as local and specialist business support organisations, training providers and trading standards.

If a need for further support is identified as part of the initial meeting, businesses will be offered the opportunity to commit to a further 9 hour support package of three business support modules, which are each 3 hours long. These include a core Digital module, which aims to increase growth and business efficiency through digital means.  The business can then choose two modules from three further support options available which include Finance, Human Resources, Innovation and Marketing.

Referral or signposting to other agencies identified during the 9 hour support package will also be provided at the end of the package.

Who’s it for?

ERDF Eligible businesses based in Devon, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay. This programme does not cover North Somerset or BANES.

Contact Information

Apply now using the online enquiry form

The Heart of the South West Growth Support Programme project is receiving up to £904,945 of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Department for Communities and Local Government is the Managing Authority for ERDF. Established by the European Union ERDF funds help local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations. For more information visit https://www.gov.uk/european-growth-funding
The accountable body for this programme is Devon County Council, working with the following delivery partners: BIP, Cosmic, North Devon +, Somerset Business Agency, Torbay Development Agency and YTKO.


Can’t find the support service you are looking for?

If you would like to talk to one of our advisers about your business support needs so that we can match you to the most appropriate support available locally contact the Growth Hub today.

03456 047 047