What’s on Offer?

If you’re looking for new ways to make more money and find new customers, the Growth Support Programme will help. The support on offer from the programme, which is EU funded and completely free to businesses in the Heart of the South West area, includes:

  1. An initial 3 hour face to face meeting with one of the experienced delivery partner business advisers, resulting in a realistic growth plan for your business and areas identified where additional support will benefit.
  2. After this initial meeting, you will be offered the opportunity to commit to a further 9 hours of free advice, which includes 3 hours of digital support, which aims to increase growth and business efficiency through digital means.  Other advice also includes:
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Innovation
  • Marketing
  • Business Planning

As part of this support package, you will also be signposted to external agencies, such as local and specialist business support organisations, training providers and trading standards.

Who’s it for?

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

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

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, TDA 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