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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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Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)
Our mission is to help smaller businesses achieve their ambitions. FSB is the UK’s leading business campaigner, focused on delivering change which supports smaller businesses to grow and succeed. Small and medium-sized businesses make up 99.9 per cent of all businesses in the UK, and make a huge contribution to the UK economy. They account for 47 per cent of private sector turnover and employ 60 per cent of the private sector workforce.
As experts in business, we offer our members a wide range of vital business services including advice, financial expertise, support and a powerful voice in government. Our mission is to help smaller businesses achieve their ambitions
First Independent Finance Limited
We are part of the LDF Group who provide flexible funding solutions to SME's in the UK to help them grow.
We are an award winning group and a partner of the British Business Bank.
Our product portfolio includes : -
- Business Loans
- Asset Finance - Hire Purchase & Leasing
- Invoice Finance
- Commercial Mortgages
First Venture Associates Ltd.
Are you looking to take your business from good to Great?
Would your company benefit from advice and mentoring from a Chartered Director and award winning Business Coach with a successful 25 years track record of helping Small Businesses and Social Enterprises achieve their growth potential?
Our specialisms include Coaching and developing Directors of High Growth Companies in Strategic Business Planning, Change Management, Human Resource Management and Employment Law, and we also provide practical support to win Commercial Tenders and to secure Grant Funding and Commercial Finance.
So to arrange a free initial meeting to discuss your business growth plans (or to address any issues holding you back) please contact Colin Robson on Mob. 07968 483231 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Flying Start South West
Flying Start is the catalyst for growing businesses who are taking on new staff and entering a brave new world – the busy business owner may require strategic support in order to focus their needs and develop a project and package of support (strategy, recruitment support, interviewing, project planning and supervision, access to funding) for their new team member.
Nothing gives us at Flying Start more motivation than to see a new recruit being under-utilised int he workplace - we are sure we can unlock their potential for you.
Many businesses say that their people are their most important asset; perhaps it’s time to invest in them and give them a flying start?
Four31 Digital offers social media marketing, flexibly. Whether your target audience is B2B or B2C, whether you want to achieve brand awareness, community engagement, sign ups or web clicks, we can work with you to provide social media marketing strategy, training, day to day platform running, a time-limited campaign or platform advertising across the Big 8 platforms - Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat, YouTube and Google + - depending on where your target audience is. Whether you are a public, private or not for profit organisation, we will tailor a package to your budget, ensuring that you get the most out of social media to advance your business goals.
Fresh Air Studios Limited
We make your business sound good!
Specialising in many areas of audio production, our services & expertise are used by a wide range of companies.
We provide audio for IVR systems, telephone on hold marketing, corporate communications, internal comms and commercials. We also provide a wide range of consultative services for advertising agencies including audio branding, sound design and specialist audio conversion.
We use the ever growing popularity of podcasting, to help SMEs shout about who they are and what they do well!
As an established (and award winning) name in audio production, we also work hand-in-hand with other creative agencies providing production support and post-production.
Futures Ecology Ltd
Although a small Leeds based ecological consultancy we provide support to development projects throughout the UK. We have extensive experience of delivering ecological solutions for development projects from initial desk-based scoping assessments, constraints and opportunities assessments, planning support surveys and reporting right through to planning condition discharge and the implementation of detailed species or habitat mitigation strategies.
Our ecologists hold numerous survey licences to enable our work across England, Scotland and Wales. Surveys / Assessments undertaken include: desk studies; Phase 1 Habitat surveys; bat, great crested newt, badger, reptile, invasive species, white-clawed crayfish, dormouse, water vole, otter and barn owl surveys; Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) Assessments; Preliminary Ecological Appraisals (PEA); Ecological Impact Assessments (EcIA); Ecological Management Plans (EMP); Construction Environment Management Plans (CEMP), please note this list is not exhaustive so feel free to make an enquiry.
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Contact the Growth Hub team to find out about support available locally.
03456 047 047