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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.
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
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 strategic 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 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.
We are delighted to be selected as the HR Partner for the 2017/18 Fast Track 2 Growth programme.
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.
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.
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 is a social enterprise company and we have a mission to overcome digital exclusion by providing the best possible IT and digital advice and support to businesses, individuals and organisations. We offer a range of services such as tech support, websites, digital marketing, SEO and training. Our training ranges from, one to one mentoring sessions to larger talks and events. We offer training in IT and all things digital for a range of people at different levels, to individuals, businesses and communities.
Some of our main projects include Get up to speed where we offer a range of advice on setting up and being successful with your business. We do this through a range of workshops where we offer our expertise in digital marketing, social media and SEO.
We are also working on the Princes Countryside Fund where we offer free digital mentoring sessions to those furthest from the labour market. We offer these one-to-one sessions face to face or virtually to rural businesses and farmers to help them to understand and use technology.
Cosmic are also working in partnership with BIP on Business Boost which is a project where we offer workshops and one-to-one mentoring sessions on all things digital and how to use them for your business. We also work with Peninsula Enterprise for Get up to speed which is in support to Connecting Devon and Somerset, to help people make the most out of faster broadband by delivering workshops and attending events with our gadget show.
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