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Our Supplier Directory provides listings of companies that deliver business support services in Devon, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay. You can filter organisations by location, type of support provided such as consultancy, mentoring, events and also by business topic such as start-up, finance, developing and growing.
The Heart of the South West Growth Hub would always advise you to independently verify that suppliers listed in the directory meet with your needs and that you seek suitable references if required.
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Canopy Coaching is our mentoring, coaching and Non Executive Director provision to growth companies. We worked with over 200 founders in 2017.
Each week through the calendly link Founders can schedule:
- Exploratory and quick fire sessions of up to 30 min - free of charge
- Mentoring sessions of up 60 min - chargeable @ $175 per hour.
Sessions are conducted face to face if the geography is right, or by Skype otherwise.
We also collaborate more intensively with founders under a monthly retainer model for the following:
- Non Executive / Independent Director (12 to 24 month appointments)
- 3 month intensive coaching journey (topics such as : Building 1st sales team, raising funds, organisation development, Building first board, Exit planning, Internationalising to USA, UK or Portugal)
These are all delivered as a service with the support of mentors across the Canopy network (UK, Portugal, USA and China), which enables us to bring a vast experience set to help the founder overcome issues and set out a proactive roadmap for the future.
Carr Management Consultants
We offer a Business Management Toolkit called "Think-Forward", designed specifically for the Owner/Director; it contains everything needed to help you plan, manage, and grow your business.
Comprising of an Administration and a Performance Manual, these contain a cross section of management practices with over forty headline topics and educational content, twenty-five business modelling tools and some twenty bespoke templates.
Using this toolkit will enable you to build a compelling, sustainable, and competitive market position for your business and a Road-map of how to get there.
Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your requirements in more detail.
We look forward to speaking.
Chilmark Consulting Ltd
Chilmark Consulting is an independent, RICS registered firm of chartered surveyors and planners specialising in town planning, development, regeneration and development advice. We work across the UK advising the private and public sectors on all aspects of strategic and detailed town planning and development.
Our vision is to build on our success to deliver wide ranging, innovative professional advice that are right first time, bespoke to each client and provide outstanding solutions generating value for our clients.
We work to shape the sustainable cities, towns and properties of the future using our professional planning and development expertise and networks. We are a trusted firm and we pride ourselves in working flexibly with our clients to develop solutions and deliver results.
We have a proven approach with core services including:
- Pre-application and early stage development feasibility;
- Town planning advice for applications, appeals and policy development;
- Spatial strategies for cities, towns and neighbourhoods;
- Strategic land promotion;
- Policy and evidence base preparation;
- Economic development and workspace strategies;
- Housing market and land assessments;
- Asset strategy, optimisation and management;
- Delivery, viability and implementation frameworks;
- Consultation and engagement.
City College Plymouth
By working in partnership with local employers, the College combines in-depth knowledge of the local economy with educational expertise to provide high quality education and training to improve the skills of individuals and support improvements in business efficiency and profitability. Information relating to apprenticeships can also be obtained from City College Plymouth. Apprentices bring many benefits to employers and can help make your organisation more effective, productive and competitive by directly addressing skills gaps and succession planning.
Clarity Clear Solutions for Social Purpose Organisations CIC (Registration Number 9147860) is an independent not for profit Community Interest Company, established in 2014. Clarity’s vision is to: Develop new skills in and provide information to third sector groups, charities and social enterprise. Enabling them to better deliver their services and improve the sustainability of their organisations. We do this by providing a skilled resource for the sector, helping organisations solve everyday issues, building on strengths and adding capacity. We strive to understand an organisation\'s unique position and offer solutions which fit their situation.
Our services include:
- Helping organisations define their vision, values, mission, and objectives
- Helping organisations with their governance - legal structure support and setting up SE and charities
- Helping organisations with business and strategic planning
- Funding advice and bid writing
- Policy development (Equal opportunities, Data protection H&S)
- Monitoring, evaluation and proving Impact
- Report writing
- Training and building skills
- Community consultation, engagement and facilitation
- Communication planning, marketing and creating promotional materials
ClearLead Consulting Ltd
ClearLead Consulting was established near Exeter in 2014, by three Directors with a combined experience of over 80 years in energy and sustainability consultancy. ClearLead’s aim is to provide straight, practical advice and support, and to conduct work that is useful and makes a difference to our clients. We operate in a niche consulting market, and aim to focus our efforts on providing only high quality energy and sustainability consulting services to a small and select group of clients who share our values.
ClearLead’s core services to our clients are in the fields of energy, environmental and sustainability management consultancy. Our specific services include:
• Development of corporate strategies on sustainability, energy and environmental management
• Development and implementation of environmental, energy, sustainability and health and safety management systems including ISO14001 and ISO50001.
• Sustainability Appraisals and Strategic Environmental Assessments
• Energy audits and surveys
• Detailed feasibility studies
• Energy efficient design and procurement advice
• Training, awareness, capacity-building and consultation services.
ClearLead has established a strong client base since foundation, with much of our work coming through repeat business and word-of-mouth recommendations. Our current and recent clients include:
• Kempinski Hotels and Resorts
• Hilton Worldwide
• Bentley Motors
• IKEA Group
• ICL Group
• Airport International Group
• Liverpool John Lennon Airport
• Manchester Airport
• Lancaster University
• UK Department for Transport
• Taunton & Somerset NHS Trust
We're a full service digital agency based in Plymouth with a solid reputation in the industry. Over ten years experience working with brands all over the world helping their business and website(s) perform better online generating more revenue. We can help any business of any size and can handle any aspect of a digital project. We've worked with over 500 brands, many of them ecommerce stores and we're familiar with amost every content management system and ecommerce software on the market.
Coaction Solutions Ltd
Supporting business owners, managing directors and senior managers in leading their businesses into the future by engaging with sustainable and responsible business practices for long-term success.
Please see our website for further information or get in touch so we can discuss the best way to support your business.
Commissioning HR Ltd
Commissioning HR takes the best practice of working in large corporate organisations and brings this on a tailored approach to SME's looking to grow. Our team of HR Consultants can deliver all of your outsourced HR requirements or you can commission us on a case by case or project basis. We have over 20 years experience in the HR field working at both a transformational and operational level. We work with both large and small organisations across the South West to embed good HR practice, helping business owners and managers to create the ethos that is right for their organisation to succeed and grow.
We have a strong commitment to the HR Profession, being actively involved in the CIPD Devon & Cornwall Branch. This enables us to pass on our leading industry knowledge to our clients giving them the added benefit of being mentored by true HR Professionals. We have the added benefit of having the privilege to work in some complex changing environments enabling us to use our expertise in HR change.
We are experts in recovery programmes such as restructures, redundancies, changing terms and conditions, dismissal and re-engagement and TUPE. Alongside delivering more complex support, we help organisations embed some great HR Fundamentals with our no-nonsense, practical and professional suite of HR Policies and Procedures. Our HR Software platform will help alleviate all of your HR administration headaches.
Contact us for an initial free friendly conversation to see how we can support you.
Community Spaces identify vacant commercial space throughout the UK; these are mainly empty retail outlets in shopping centres, but we also have office space and warehouse/storage solutions available.
We source occupiers either from a network of start – up companies, micro enterprises and charitable organisations and match their requirements to the properties within our client’s portfolios.
This gives the occupier a chance to create and expand their enterprise in a high footfall environment.
Community Spaces have options for all budgets and in some circumstances we can offer space completely rent free.
Compass Video Ltd
Compass Video are digital content creators and we believe the best way to reach out and connect with your audience is to tell your business story. We take the time to get to know your business; What makes you tick? What’s your mission? How do you want to be seen to the outside world? We’ll take the time to understand you, your competition, and most importantly your audience. We aim to offer more to our clients, we are not just another video production agency. We’ll then work with you to tell your story and using our video production techniques to create attention-grabbing videos as well as other digital content that aligns with your core values.
We are also a CPD certified training provider and can help to train your staff to make your own content using your smartphone. We offer online and face to face training to support your business needs.
Video is the most important thing in marketing right now, contact us today to discuss your content needs.
Compassworks offers Workplace First Aid training - 1 day Emergency First Aid at Work, 2 day requalification, 3 day First Aid at Work courses plus Paediatric courses as well.
Compassworks also delivers 2 day Outdoor First Aid Training ideal for DofE, Ten Tors and Outdoor Leaders.
Compassworks delivers map and compass navigation training courses on Dartmoor. Aimed at anyone and everyone who want to have the confidence to go 'beyond the car park' and explore not just Dartmoor but anywhere using a range of navigational tools and skills.
We can also provide Team Building sessions to bring your team closer together or to judge how people can operate under pressure, in a different environment or with others.
Concilium HR Ltd
I work as an independent HR Consultant working with managers and employers of all sizes across Somerset and Devon. I provide pragmatic advice and practical support to make your business even better through great people management and ensure your HR tools make your life easier. Are you feeling stressed about being an employer, not sure what to do for the best or you know what you’d like to do but not sure if you can or how? I can help you solve your HR Headaches, demystify employment law, make those needed changes and most importantly get the very best from your team. I have been a HR Professional for 17 years working within public, commercial and charity sectors supporting managers with a variety of HR needs ranging from the day to day bread and butter basics through to the implementation of significant organisational change and successfully resolving sensitive or challenging HR issues. I am fully CIPD qualified and also have a Masters Degree in Management. I genuinely love HR and gain a great deal of satisfaction providing my clients with a flexible, responsive and affordable HR Service, whilst getting to know you and your business.
Conferences South West Limited
Conferences South West is a one-stop-shop for Conferences and Exhibitions, with over 15 years’ experience in the management of Conferences, Exhibitions, Venues and Sponsorship.
We are also specialists in co-funding education events via sponsorship and creating exhibitions for conferences, to both add another dimension to your event, whilst subsidising the cost.
For companies looking to exhibit or sponsor education conferences, please call us to discuss your requirements.
Conferences South West is a member of the Exeter Chamber of Commerce & Industry.
As a business advisor I help small businesses across the South West, from start ups to established, understand how to maximised their growth through effective use of Technology, Digital & Web as part of their Business, Sales & Marketing & Operational Strategies.
I offer business focused review sessions that look holistically at the business, the growth plans, the current technology/digital/web usage and identify potential issues & efficiencies. Then I provide the appropriate advice based on the business requirements, financial & cultural position to enable the business make the changes & improvements. The business can then go back to their current providers with an understanding about what needs to be done.
I also provide further support, consultancy, implementation, training on a range of solutions covering, Business Planning, Flexible & Remote Working, Sales & Marketing, CRM, Cloud Computing, Websites, Email Marketing, Search Engine Marketing/Optimisation & Social Media.
Never be stuck for words again! Call Copymouse for website copywriting, editing and SEO services. Affordable rates for local small businesses and charities seeking to increase their website traffic and raise their profile.
Whether you’re running a business or launching a new project, you’ll need to find the right words to communicate effectively and professionally with customers and partners. From SEO-optimised website content and persuasive landing pages to high-impact brochure copy and engaging blog posts, Crediton-based Copymouse can build awareness of your brand and drive traffic to your website.
Copymouse can also help your business with professional reports, press releases, and other marketing materials.
Corporate Coach Training Ltd
Corporate Coach Training offer professional development training courses to improve your productivity and help you achieve your goals. Their courses are highly practical, relevant and immediately applicable to your work context. They confine themselves to ideas, methods and techniques that are of practical value and are applicable to all individuals and organisations who wish to be successful.
They are an Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) recognised provider and have modules which are CPD accredited. Open training courses are held at venues throughout the UK and in-house training can be delivered at organisations both in the UK and worldwide.
This training is practical and highly structured. It gives delegates real ways to deal with everyday people management problems.
The training can be applied immediately on the delegates return to work.
Cosmic's vision is to "inspire people to achieve success in the Digital world". Our team of 40 specialists provide Digital Skills Training, Advice & Consultancy on all aspects of Digital Technology, Websites Development and IT Technical Support. Our team can help you to develop new approaches to digital marketing, make the most of social media and reach new audiences without limits.
Whether you're a start-up business, or a large corporation, we can help you on your Digital journey.
We specialise in providing workplace skills development, training staff on the use of Microsoft 365 and a range of other productivity tools. Our trainers and consultants can advise you on the best approaches to developing news processes, adopting new software and undergoing digital transformation in your organisation.
Our website development team can guide you throughout the process, ensuring you get the results you need. They've developed over 600 websites and have a passion for quality. Our Tech Support team can give you the resilience you need to overcoming any IT challenges, allowing you to get on with the day job.
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