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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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Safe Systems Consultancy Ltd
At Safe Systems Consultancy we are here to support you in keeping your staff and visitors safe at work, so that you can continue to do what you do best – growing your business, confident that you have competent advice and support when you need it.
We see ourselves as part of your team – working with you to help keep your business and those associated with it safe and helping you maintain legal, professional and industry specific compliance.
We can work with you in one of two ways – either as part of our VIP scheme where you subscribe to a package of services that best suits your business needs or on a consultancy basis.
We can support you with any aspects of Health and Safety that you need within your business - from one off documentation to full managed support, in-house training, accredited courses or instant e-training, audits, inspections, accident and fire risk assessments - we are more than happy to help you with it and simplify the complicated world of H&S legislation for you.
Please feel free to get in contact and book a time for a no-obligation initial consultation - just ring the office on 01749 686766 or email Elaine at email@example.com and let us help you free up time for running your business and give you some peace of mind that the essentials are covered.
Saints Southwest is an Official Partner of Southampton Football Club.
Saints Southwest are a Non-Profit Community Interest Company which operates in Cornwall, Devon and Somerset priding ourselves on being able to reach all children through various education, football and sporting activities. Alongside our community and school programmes, we provide a pathway which supports Youth Academies in nurturing and developing players to become the best they can be on and off the pitch.
Providing an opportunity to all young people to learn, develop and to be accountable on and off the pitch is our motivation to change the world for the better.
We are fortunate to be able to deliver many programmes from Community Engagement, Education, Mentoring and Football Development across the South West, currently reaching out to over 10,000 children across 700+ deliverable hours each week.
Our provision is split across 3 primary areas; COMMUNITY, EDUCATION, and FOOTBALL DEVELOPMENT. We create tailored environments where young people feel safe and welcome which then allows them to learn, think, explore and develop across a four-corner model of,
Salston Associates Ltd
We provide practical, hands-on management support to organisations in the SW, including owner-managed and family businesses, who want to grow, prepare for handover or sale, or simply need assistance to improve their profitability, management expertise, or ways of working.
- Supporting the owners, managers and key employees in the business, to improve operational performance and organisation structure
- Managing the business, or specific projects, on a temporary (interim) basis to cover absence or a management / skills shortage
- Improving processes and systems to make the business run more efficiently, by introducing ‘lean’ operating principles and ‘best practice’ techniques
- Business turnarounds and change management programme
- Strategic planning using the ‘Salston Strategic Targeting Matrix’© to identify & quantify options, assess relative competitive strength, and create targeted action plans
- Getting the business in the best shape for handover, sale or new ownership
- Understanding which parts of the business really generate the most profit, using activity-based costing techniques and developing effective management information controls
- Job profiling, recruitment support and interview training
- Developing strategies, business plans and marketing plans, and aligning the organisation to make them happen
- Managing cashflow and funding requirements
- Mentoring, coaching & supporting managers & key employees
- Access to funding support for qualifying companies
We will work with the business to ensure that the solutions are effective; to transfer the necessary skills and knowledge; and train the team to ensure that the business becomes self-sufficient.
I am a registered Occupation Safety & Health Consultant and a registered Environmental Practitioner. I provide support and advice on Health, Safety & Environmental matters and have a particular interest in helping small to medium sized businesses achieve and go beyond compliance, to maximise their performance and reputation.
If you think it could be time for a review of your Health & Safety Provision, or if you are looking at widening your opportunities for winning new clients by achieving Health & Safety and/or Environmental accreditation, please contact me to arrange a free, no-obligation consultation.
Even great businesses have frustrations. If you are an ambitious company, it’s likely that you face a raft of different sales-related challenges. It might be that you\\\'re worried about the number of new prospects being engaged, frustrated by lengthy unpredictable selling cycles, unhappy about inconsistent sales results across the team, or concerned your managers are not getting the best from their teams.
These things are surprisingly not all that unusual, but equally, they’re not true for everyone, but if any of them do resonate with you (or there’s someone in your network who you think they might sound familiar to), then maybe it would make sense for us to have an initial chat.
At Sandler we provide professional development, training, coaching and mentoring in a classroom setting, or one-to-one, or online to help you and your team members learn new techniques, build them into daily behaviours, and manage self-esteem to achieve an outlook of possibility.
We like working with ambitious business owners so they can become more effective and efficient, delivering on turnover and profit aspirations and managing consistently through well-established processes.
Advice, Coaching and/or Mentoring for Small-business Owners
Are you working too hard keeping your business going? Are your staff not focussed on your business goals? Has the recent covid pandemic made you unsure how to move forward?
You may find yourself needing to think differently or change from 100% hands-on to directing, leading and developing others without the knowledge of how to do this. Maybe there is a new opportunity that you are unsure how to approach.
What you need is a confidential 'Critical Friend' to listen and offer simple practical advice to help focus and plan your way forward.
I have 30+ years experience building and delivering business roadmaps for change, investment plans, coaching senior leaders and helping to motivate and inspire teams. I offer a simple, pragmatic and step by step approach through tailored sessions. Give me a ring or drop me an email to discuss how I might help you and your business move forward.
SCRIBES ADMIN SERVICES
Are you a Small Business Owner, Sole Traders or Entrepeneurs looking for a spare pair of hands and trusted business buddy, you’ve come to the right place. If you’re looking for business and administrative support, etc, we can assist you
We will go the extra mile for our clients. Working alongside you, we want to get to know your business, help you achieve your goals and values. To help your business grow and be more successful.
Then contact SCRIBES, who can offer flexible working hours, including weekends and evenings for your urgent jobs from our home-based office in Somerset.
Check out our website www.scribesadminservices.co.uk for our range of services
Are you a Military Veteran running a business, sole trader or Serving Member just looking to get some paperwork completed – please advise for a discount.
Let Us Take the Strain….
Contact – mobile 07768 515375 or firstname.lastname@example.org
We provide strategic Public Relations and marketing consultancy to organisations of all sizes and types across the South West of England. We provide training in leadership, public relations, marketing and digital technology for professional institutes, training consortia and individual clients across the UK.
Our focus is on managing your reputation because how the world sees your business is fundamental to its success. We are always happy to have an initial conversation to find out if we are the right people to help you take your business forward.
SecureB2B help SME businesses become "CyberSecure" & "CyberResilient" via Enterprise-grade cloud and subscription-based technology solutions - Delivered as a Service.
We also help SME's attain compliance to regulations an standards such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which comes into force on the 25th May 2018. If an SME processes personal data of any EU citizens (including staff), then that business will have to be GDPR compliant - or risk severe penalties.
Most SME's purely rely on anti-virus and firewalls as cyber-defences to protect their business assets. But what happens when a data-breach occurs? You need internal monitoring on a 24x7 basis to rapidly detect the breach and gather data to understand the nature of the breach, and how to recover from it ... fast! This is precisely what we do.
Through delivering "Security-as-a-Service (SECaaS) we eliminate the complexity and cost issues that often prevent an SME from acquiring such high-grade IT security technology to protect the entire business. We therefore help the SME organisation protect it's core business throughout the Supply-Chain infrastructure - including its staff, business-revenues, brand-value, customers, partners & suppliers.
We are based in Frome, Somerset - and work for SME's throughout the UK.
Securious are based in the Exeter Science Park. We are an independent specialist cyber security company and focus on building cyber security confidence through the use of highly qualified staff providing recognised compliance standards including:
-Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) - we are a qualified security assessor (PCI QSA) company
-ISO 27001, the international standard for information security and have qualified ISO 27001 lead implemetors and lead auditors and have launched and ISO 27001 Academy aimed at assisting SMEs to achieve this accrediation in a collaborative and cost effective way.
-Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus - we are a certification body for the government backed scheme
-Penetration Testing and vulnerability scanning
-Security Incident and Event monitoring (SIEM) and Security Operation Centre (SOC) solution.
-Cyber Security as a Service - providing an ongoing solution paid monthly.
-Cyber security awareness training.
Select Consultancy Services Ltd
With over 25 Years experience Select Consultancy Services have been assisting companies through the rigours of Health & Safety. We help companies from small start-ups to well-established businesses to develop a safety management system to suit them. This can be paper-based or a modern online service cloud-based.
Recently, for example, We have helped companies to quickly develop Covid-19 guidance and training for staff.
We aim to keep the system safe and simple so you can do what you do best and focus on – growing your business, confident that you have competent advice and support when you need it. We see ourselves as part of your team – working with you to help keep your business and those associated with it safe and helping you maintain legal, professional and industry-specific compliance.
We can work with you in one of two ways – either as part of our VIP scheme where you subscribe to a package of services that best suits your business needs or on a one-off basis.
We also offer online instant e-training, audits, inspections, accident and fire risk assessments - we are more than happy to help you with it and simplify the complicated world of H&S legislation for you.
Please feel free to get in contact and book a time for a no-obligation initial consultation - just ring the office on 01805 624415 or email email@example.com let us help you free up time for running your business and give you some peace of mind that the essentials
Shadow Foundr is the crowdfunding platform that lets you follow the lead of experienced investors before committing to an opportunity. All of our opportunities are funded to a minimum of 30% before they appear on the platform, meaning your investment has serious backing before you commit.
Silver Moor Business Consulting LLP
Silver Moor is a consulting practice that develops and implements effective solutions to risk-related business problems. These can be business efficiency risks, safety risks or risks affecting how effective the organisation is (or is perceived to be by its customers).
The focus of our work is managing the 'human factor'. This involves investigating business processes, features of the workplace and the organisational culture to understand why people are behaving the way they do. With this understanding we can develop and implement changes to create lasting benefits. These may include:
- Business skills training
- Director or senior manager mentoring
- Business process design and improvement
- Problem-solving workshops and workgroups
Mentor to today\'s and tomorrow\'s leaders. Leadership development; change management.
Is your business getting to that stage where you need to increase your team, to re-structure? Now your own role needs to change from 100% hands-on to directing, leading and developing others. If you don\'t get this right you, like so many other SMEs, will have problems. So you need to develop your own skills.
\"The single biggest way to impact an organisation is to focus on leadership development. There is almost no limit to the potential of an organisation that recruits good people, raises them up as leaders and continually develops them.\"
I now work as a confidential \"Critical Friend\" to people facing the challenges every leader faces, using many years\' experience of running companies myself to help you focus, communicate and inspire your team. You\'ll find a lot more about me and the way I work on my website, including my accreditation by Exeter Business School\'s Centre for Leadership.
Simon Tutty Photography
I'm a commercial photographer based in East Devon, I produce quality images of events and businesses, people and places, both locally and across the world.
Working closely with my clients my professional and approachable nature allows me to capture the natural essence of my subjects. I listen to clients and I work creatively with them to capture the images that best fulfil their needs.
Find out more at www.simontutty.co.uk
Simple Recruitment (South West) Ltd
The investment companies make in its people is huge - in terms of both time and money - we understand this investment and ensure it is a sound one.
We specialise in the provision of temporary labour across both the Industrial and Commercial sectors. So, whether you have a project requiring urgent completion, additional hands to get the job done or holiday cover – we can assist. We provide temporary workers on both a short and long-term basis and can cover a plethora of job roles from Reception and PA’s to Production Operatives and Forklift Drivers and everything in between.
Our dedicated perms division looks to get to know you as a business and what your vacancy entails, what you require from your next new recruit in terms of skill set, experience and personality and we endeavour to ensure your goals are met. We will not bombard you with inappropriate CV’s, we will instead keep in regular communication with you and only send details that we know will be of interest to you in your quest to employ.
*Boost For Business* When times are tough we can all benefit from a bit of a boost. And that is why we have introduced Boost for Business. It’s a fixed price marketing consultancy, starting with a detailed review of your current position; what you sell, how you sell it and who you are selling to, resulting in a report with practical help and advice to introduce new marketing initiatives and stimulate business.
Sitemakers is an established digital agency with a proven track record of helping our clients to grow profitably. Our approach is simple; to learn about your business, and then offer solutions that fit best with your objectives, and your budget.
We have extensive experience that includes building and maintaining ecommerce websites, with support services including web design, branding, marketing strategy & communications, search engine optimisation and social media marketing.
The steady move towards doing business online has been further accelerated by recent events, and we are here to help you improve the performance of your current online presence, or to get you started from scratch.
We build long term relationships with our clients, which means we build up our knowledge of your business, and become better able to advise you. We’d love to hear from you and find out more about what you would like to achieve.
SJM Training Consultants Ltd
SJM Training provides expert IT software training and consultancy, delivered in a friendly, professional manner.
We work in partnership with our clients to help them identify their training needs and deliver a training programme tailored to support business as usual or change such as mergers and acquisitions, start-up situations and migration to new platforms/versions.
We offer tailored IT training, workshops and troubleshooting sessions.
In 2020 and beyond it is vital to engage an IT Training company that has successfully delivered blended learning programmes. Although face to face training (when possible) will play its part, increasingly companies are looking for solutions that support remote working. Online sessions, supported by electronic guides and customised videos, are the solution. Sessions can comprise training on a specific topic or consultancy on a work-specific issue, so they are relevant and cost effective.
Online sessions, conducted via Teams or Zoom, ensure staff working remotely can feel valued, develop their skills and stay productive.
Training and consultancy on Microsoft Office 365 (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher, Teams)
Bespoke IT software
Excel and Word VBA development
Skipton Business Finance
Skipton Business Finance is a leading invoice finance company that provides an array of financial solutions ranging from factoring to invoice discounting, and the Government-backed Enterprise Finance Guarantee, to businesses across the UK.
Our funding lines start from as little as £25k and currently go up to £5m.
Existing clients range from new-starts to established businesses with annual sales of up to £30m and our facilities can be used to fund start-ups, transactions, turnaround / restructures and phoenix businesses.
We pride ourselves in being about having quick access to flexible funding, employing specialist staff and having localised functions under one roof which enables even closer relationships with our clients and business partners.
A Skipton Building Society Group Company
We are a wholly owned subsidiary of Skipton Building Society, an undoubted mutual financial institution established in 1853.
Skipton Building Society is the UK’s fourth largest building society, with £13.9bn of assets and a national presence represented by a network of around 100 branches. They are a mutual organisation, which means they are owned by their members and believe in placing them at the heart of everything they do.
At Skipton Business Finance, we share the same ethos in that we‘re very much focussed on understanding our client’s business and assisting in creating wealth and jobs, rather than existing purely for profit. This naturally leads to a partnership approach with our clients and a specifically designed internal structure whereby all our clients can enjoy close and personable relationships with highly-trained and experienced staff.
Sky Bounders Ltd
Sky Bounders focuses exclusively on helping organisations to enhance employee engagement and retention through tailored Mental Health, Wellbeing and Performance courses, consultancy, coaching and workshops. This includes the full range of MHFA England Workplace Mental Health First Aid Courses, designing and facilitating Wellbeing Workshops, offering talks for events, groups and conferences and working with a select number of individuals on a one to one Performance Coaching basis.
We offer individual training events for small teams through to large scale organisation-wide programmes.
Examples of Recent Contracts:
- A wide-scale employee Mental Health Awareness training programme for a large NHS Trust
- Higher Education Mental Health Champion Courses hosted by a Student Support Organisation across the South West
- Tailored talks for a number of industry groups and networking organisations
- Mental Health First Aid courses for a range of organisations from the care sector through to the construction industry
- Bespoke Workplace Wellbeing Workshops for a Microsoft Partner Organisation
- Workshops for 10 conferences held throughout the UK
So if you're exploring options for developing your team's wellbeing and performance then do get in touch. We're happy to chat through ideas to make sure that your strategy is right for you and meets the needs of your business.
Smart Employment Law
We provide expert HR and employment law advice, assistance and support to businesses and organisations - both large and small - on a full range of issues from recruitment through to termination of employment.
Smarta Reductions Ltd
Smarta is on a mission to find you the most competitive deals in the marketplace for your business energy, insurance, merchant services, and phone and broadband. We will not stop until we have achieved a cost saving of at least £1k for each and every business owner. Smarta simplifies business services by searching for and switching to the best deals on your behalf.
INTELLIGENT THINKING FOR ALL THINGS BUSINESS SERVICES
A truly converged design, sales and marketing agency based in Devon but representing clients where they need us.
From the inception of a brand right through to making a big pitch, SMITHKIN BAKER help your business and bottom line grow. After all, we have over 50 years combined experience in making business succeed.
Social Media Directors Limited
Jon Davey, Sales Enabler, Bespoke Marketing Automation, Sales Navigator, Lead Generator, Social Media Story Teller, Blogger, Dad
Blending me, my story telling skills and LinkedIn’s Sales Navigator, I become a sales enabler, lead generator for SME business owners where no, or a small, team exists and more business opportunities are desired but the owner is time poor due to existing commitments.
I can also train you and your teams, get sales & marketing working together for the common good, in a process known as Sales Enablement. We can work on stories that prospective customers would want to hear and establish a process of communications that’s ultimate purpose is to engage prospective clients in conversations with your sales team around real needs and potential projects where there is a budget in place… sound good to you?
Do you want more business opportunities?
Then let’s talk 07717 820823
Somerset Arts Business Cultural Alliance
Somerset Arts Business Cultural Alliance supports and develop the arts and culture sector and organisations so they can become more enterprising. We achieve this through skills development, advice, mentoring, workshops, events, training, self-help groups and networks.
We develop business focused arts and culture strategies that use local assets to create social interaction in public spaces and a marketing focused development plan and set services to maximise local business investments. We support a strong digital strategy for the sector and bring skills to those who need it.
We help venues, galleries, practitioners and businesses to access funding, create business plans, marketing plans, sales strategies and finance. We help develop arts and culture projects and support other sub-sector groups.
Not only do we consider the subsidised cultural sector but also the commercial, amateur and participatory which, after all, are where most people find their cultural engagement. We are interested not just in publicly-funded concert halls, art galleries, theatres and museums, important as these are; but also commercial film, music and literature; young people getting together in a band, amateur choirs, local art clubs and reading groups, and people crafting at home or in local clubs; as well as those engaging in prisons, hospitals and care homes.
We offer a free membership and others forms of engagement throughout Somerset and beyond.
Somerset Design Studio
High quality, friendly and affordable graphic design, branding, styling and photography. I am an expert in graphics and visual communications, whether its your logo, business stationery, catalogues, brochures, POS or packaging that needs designing amongst much more, I can work with a business to cover all their creative requirements. I also offer a styling and photography service for businesses in need of fresh and compelling imagery, your brochures and marketing comms may require strong imagery.
South West Aeril Surveys
South West Aerial Surveys is a leading UAV aerial mapping, survey and geographic data company. Providing customers with fast, accurate and cost-effective geospatial solutions.
South West Growth Service
South West Growth Service (SWGS) exists to help organisations throughout South West England to adapt, develop and grow.
SWGS has been formed by four successful consultants with commercial expertise in a wide range of sectors and industries. We share a passion for business and the South West and provide high-quality business support, which is easily accessed at a price that organisations can afford.
We offer a free two-hour discovery session in order to explore the ways in which we can help a business to overcome whatever is holding them back.
Southwest Removals & Storage LTD T/A Cambridge Removals & Storage
We are a family run removals and storage business located in Plymouth and have been established since 1980, we specialise in domestic and commercial relocations. So if your looking for a trouble free move why not give us a call to take away the stress of your move on 01752700225
We advise on the selection and implement of front-end sales & marketing and back-end operational business process automation.
- Process automation and improvement
- QR code & NFC packaging & product marketing
- Cashless charity donation points
- Convert products and packaging into payment points
- Pub & Restaurant Covid-19 Check-In Solution
We work with SME's and Charities of all sizes.
Our engagement process:
1. On receipt of your enquiry, our consultant will review and arrange a convenient time for a call or zoom discovery meeting.
2. Free 30 minute discovery call we will understand your issue and discuss potential solutions.
3. Following the call we will email you our proposal, detailing costs and timeframes.
4. If you are in agreement with the proposal this can be used to apply for government covid grant funding up-to £3,000.
We are highly and uniquely qualified to assist with process automation projects, our lead consultant has an MSc in Information Systems Design and is also a Chartered Management Accountant with 20 years of experience implementing systems and process automation. Clients include AMP Clean Energy, Hanson plc, Chemring and multiple SMEs.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Sparqa Legal is an online legal platform providing expert guidance and auto-generated documents for SMEs. We provide hundreds of customisable documents and contracts and thousands of legal answers for businesses written by our in-house expert lawyers. All our COVID-19 resources are available for free via our news hub - The Sparqa Post, including practical guides, templates, and tools for employers during the outbreak.
Sponsor Licence Specialists
SLS is a specialist immigration law firm supporting UK businesses to apply for, manage, and maintain a UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) Sponsor Licence.
Spotcap provides flexible, unsecured business loans of up to £300,000. The funding is truly unsecured, without the need for a personal guarantee. To qualify for a loan, your business must have been trading in the UK for at least 24 months, with an annual turnover of at least £250k.
Apply online and once you’ve submitted your application, a loan could be approved within one business day. Repayments are made monthly and can be spread over 7 to 15 months with no penalties for early repayments.
SRJ Sameday Couriers
SRJ Sameday is a direct delivery company, specialising in business to business transport. Based on the Somerset/Devon boarder we are ideally located to provide fast and efficient transport across the UK. We have a wide range of vehicles from VW caddy's to curtain sided large vans and can transport anything from documents to multiple pallet loads.
SRJ Sameday is a 24/7 operation and with over 20 years experience in the transport industry we can provide a top level service for your urgent deliveries.
Starbooks Ltd is an ICB (Institute of Certified Bookkeepers) registered bookkeeping provider based in Plympton, Plymouth serving the Devon, Cornwall and Somerset area's.
Our services cover general business bookkeeping, legal bookkeeping, payroll processing, management accounts reporting, bookkeeping software provision and support, cloud conversions, bookkeeping training, consultancy and advisory services.
As Xero Certified Advisors we can provide first class bookkeeping and payroll services using the Xero platform and we are also Xero Certified to provide App Advisory services to ensure our clients can access and use the additional functionality using the powerful Xero App Marketplace products.
We are Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT ready and we are helping our clients to become MTD compliant.
We currently offer a free initial consultation with an ICB registered bookkeper at no cost and under no obligation.
In 2018 we were nominated for 2 ICB LUCA Awards, Small Practice of the Year and Members Social Media Presence, the latter of which we were announced as winners!
For more information about Starbooks Ltd visit our website at:
Start Point Finance Ltd
Start Point Finance are FCA regulated whole market commercial finance brokers. We specialise in finding finance from alternative sources including challenger and foreign banks. We do not charge for our service as we are paid by the funding institution on completion of a transaction.
As an established accounting firm with many years of experience in all aspects of accountancy and business finance, we offer our clients a team of dedicated staff, available to serve them and their business for all their accountancy and business advisory needs. We are happy to assist clients not only in their everyday needs, but in their most difficult situations as well.
We would love to make bookkeeping problems 'just go away', so that effort can be focussed on developing the business.
We specialise in working with small to medium sized companies and family businesses. We don’t create unnecessary paper work, instead, we encourage clients to concentrate on their core business, while we handle whatever needs to be done - bookkeeping, HMRC reporting, legislative compliance - to keep the business running smoothly and profitably!
We focus on results, and getting the job done. If necessary we will know when to call in an expert, but won't recommend expensive consultancy processes if it's something we can fix between us - keep it simple!
We are skilled with SAGE, Xero, VTCashbook, QuickBooks, Excel, making a nice cup of tea and staying calm in a crisis!
Step Recruitment Ltd
Step works with growing businesses to help identify and bring together graduate talent and business.
Our fully-managed recruitment services help you attract students and graduates for 8-12 week internships, undergraduate sandwich placements, and permanent graduate roles. We work with business owners & managers and internal recruitment teams to provide additional support; this can be with ad-hoc roles, including those that are harder to fill due to job type or location, or graduate schemes, perhaps where a target for numbers has not been met. What’s included:
A dedicated account manager to help you scope out the role
We do the research to identify up to 10 target universities. We have strong links with most UK Universities, built up across our 30-year history, and have access to a wide range of talented students and graduates, including many who are not engaged with their University’s careers service. Our database of students and graduates has up to 1,000 new registrations each month.
We promote your opportunities on our own website, university websites and various third-party sites.
We carry out an initial sift, conduct competency-based interviews, shortlist and arrange interviews.
We do not offer funding but often are aware of pots of funding available from universities which can be used towards the cost of hiring a graduate.
Stephen Woollett - advice and consultancy for social action
Stephen Woollett helps social purpose organisations (charities, CiCs, social enterprises) with fresh thinking, new ideas and the opportunity to think and act strategically. Stephen has over thirty years’ experience advising and championing the social purpose sector and working with public bodies across the Heart of the South West. Stephen helps organisations on funding and income generation; bid research and writing; sustainability planning; business development; strategic planning; organisational strengths reviews; establishing a theory of change or logic model; impact measurement; social value reporting; partnership and collaboration; commissioning and procurement and independent facilitation. Stephen also has close links with a range of specialist consultants and is able to bring in their expertise to assist clients on specific aspects of their business, such as communications and marketing.
West country-based Stephens Scown LLP is an award-winning legal firm with offices in Exeter, Truro and St Austell. It has over 270 staff, including more than 50 partners, and is one of the largest law firms in Devon and Cornwall, offering a broad range of expert business and personal legal services, as well as expertise in a number of key market sectors.
Founded in 1938, Stephens Scown is consistently ranked highly in the UK’s top two independent legal guides, Chambers and Legal 500 and was named one of the Sunday Times 100 Best Mid-Sized Companies to Work For 2015. Stephens Scown also won Property Law Firm of the Year at the South West Property Awards 2014 and was named as having the Private Client and Family Law Team of the Year by the British Legal Awards 2013. Clients range from individuals to SMEs, FTSE and international companies. For more information www.stephens-scown.co.uk
British Legal Awards – UK Law Firm of the Year
Symphony Legal Awards – Law Firm of the Year and Best Marketing Campaign
Modern Law Awards – Law Firm of the Year and Best Marketing Campaign
Law Society Excellence Awards – Marketing Excellence Award
Managing Partners’ Forum Awards – Best Managed National Firm, Best Leadership of a Mould Breaking Firm and Best Corporate Culture
European Business Awards – national champion for the UK for customer focus
Straight Marketing Ltd
Straight Marketing is the no-fluff marketing agency for busy business owners. We work with South West-based owner-managed and family-run businesses to help them raise their brand awareness, attract new customers and increase their sales.
Do you ever feel like you could do with a sounding board for your marketing ideas or someone to give you some marketing guidance when you’re not sure what to do? Our marketing consultancy service could be what you need. We'll advise you on your marketing strategy and guide you on the most appropriate marketing initiatives to achieve maximum return on investment. We'll challenge your thought process, sense check your decisions and help keep your marketing on the right track.
If you need someone to take care of your marketing for you we also provide a full outsourced marketing service. From managing one-off marketing projects and campaigns to taking care of your every marketing need as your marketing partner.
Our approach is straightforward, plain-speaking and honest.
Structural Evolution Ltd
Structural Evolution Ltd is a structural engineering consultancy specialising in product development and analysis of advanced composite structures.
Our knowledge extends to the civil, rail, renewable and subsea markets with a focus on products that will benefit from the design flexibility offered by advanced composites.
We strive to support our clients to sustainably develop their concepts to reality.
Studio Mitchell Limited
Studio Mitchell provide professional design consultancy, 3D visualisation and HD 1080p broadcast quality animation. Our service allows manufacturers to market their products pre-prototype pre-production through photorealistic 3D images and animation.
Studio Mitchell Limited
Hi, I’m Mark
With a career spanning almost three decades in the creative media sector, I have produced digital marketing for print/web, as well as broadcast-quality animation for well-known brands including Bayer, Carlsberg, Du Pont, Reckitt Benckiser, and Tannoy.
For several consecutive years Software house Maxon have featured my work in their UK showreel of outstanding works. Perhaps most noteworthy includes illustrations for Reckitt Benckiser and Bayer crop science which were selected for the Association of Illustrators “Best of British Illustration” Images books.
While I integrate seamlessly with project teams bringing fresh ideas I also keep a finger on the pulse of new creative techniques and how to realise them helping startups and established businesses alike.
As a professionally qualified graphic designer I produce:
Create logotype / brand design
Design and artwork for print ranging from business cards to 100+page catalogues
Design POS and Exhibition display material
Produce press adverts for national publications to advertise your products or services
Create digital marketing material for web and social media
Take a look at my website and contact me if you think I am the right fit for your next project.
SupplyTrain wants all businesses, big and small, to have a pipeline of talent coming through their organisations; with the right skills, knowledge and behaviours needed to thrive.
To do this, we provide specialist support on apprenticeships and government-funded training. We finding you high quality apprentices, training providers and funding-streams, so you can grow your own talent with training that adds real value to your business, at a price you can afford.
Get in touch for a chat and tell us a bit about your business aims.
SW Business Support Solutions Ltd
We listen, we analyse, we find solutions.
SW Business Support Solutions is a dynamic proactive solution-based company that offers your business an opportunity to transform by implementing strategies or processes to reduce costs, increase profits and enhance growth. Whether you want to focus on one area of your business or optimise your whole business, we are here to help you. Adapting to a changing market is essential if you want to remain a competitive business and be a leader in your industry. 75 years of combined business experience allows us to offer a high-quality service, which helps you make high impact changes.
We are passionate in our approach, using innovation, cutting edge technology and are never afraid to be pioneers whilst using best practice models. Our success comes from understanding your needs, gaining essential insights into your business and creating meaningful strategies and processes, which allows you to achieve your goals. We pride ourselves on our ‘Can Do’ attitude, excellent communication with efficient & effective use of resources. Could you benefit from support with any of the following?
Data analytics – you can’t manage what you don’t measure. If you give us your data, we will give you the solutions.
We can be your flexible Director of Operations or Strategic Partner. We are here when you need us without the employee costs.
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Get in touch
Contact the Growth Hub team to find out about support available locally.
03456 047 047