Covering the Heart of the South West
As the Heart of the South West LEP’s main mechanism of engaging with businesses across the area. We are keen to promote local training, workshops or services which can assist local businesses.
Our Advisers are aware of the unique business landscape within Devon and Somerset. Each adviser has local knowledge and advisory skills to guide, refer and introduce you to the most appropriate level of funded support for your business needs.
Engage with us at these upcoming events:
Events and workshops
- Meet your Growth Hub - monthly networking event
- 30 August 2019
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- HotSW - Smart Start Business Workshop (Bridgwater)
- 11 September 2019
- If you're thinking about starting your own business come along and join us in Victoria Park Community Centre, Bridgwater. THE EVENT INTRODUCES YOU TO: The business planning process, Your legal and tax responsibilities, Financing your business and Where to get advice and support
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- Bideford Business Expo 2019 |
- 24 October 2019
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Growth Hub Support Services
What’s on Offer?
Eligible businesses can now access a fully funded 1-to-1 advice session with a Business Adviser through our Growth Support Service. The service provides you with an opportunity to speak through opportunities and barriers to growth with an expert business adviser. The service is aimed at established or new businesses with Growth ambitions.
Following your 1-to-1 session you will be provided with a support plan detailing practical steps to move your plans forward.
Eligible businesses must be operating in the following sectors :
Agriculture & Fisheries Education Tourism
Farm Diversification Retail Food Processing
Not eligible? No problem! There are similar, fully funded support programmes available to businesses and social enterprises operating in other business sectors. Simply, Get In Touch
The Growth Hub provides independent diagnosis and referrals to existing business support services. We are the first point of contact for businesses wishing to develop and grow. Our Service works in partnership with existing local and national business support services and will help businesses access the right support for them without duplicating existing provision.
Our Advisers are armed with information about local and national business support schemes, services and events.
Please note, unless our Advisers inform you otherwise, the Growth Hub does not deliver the business support service that we will introduce businesses to.