Advice and support for businesses

Contact the Growth Hub to find out about business support in your area

The Heart of the South West Growth Hub service is the first point of contact for both new and established businesses seeking business support.  It is offered completely free at point of access for all businesses.
  • Our advisers are on hand to talk to you about your business goals.
  • We can provide you with access to local and national business support services
  • We can support both new and established businesses
  • We have access to a wealth of information and factsheets on key business topics.
Contact the Growth Hub today:
Complete an online enquiry form
Call us on 03456 047 047

Free workshops for businesses in Sedgemoor and West Somerset

Get Business Get Digital is a fully funded service that provides free mentoring and workshops to sole traders and small businesses living and working in the Sedgemoor and West Somerset Council areas, and for all tourism businesses based in Somerset.
Upcoming events
Beginners Guide to Financial Forecasting - 29th June, Minehead
Book keeping basics  - 5th July, Exford
High Street Retailers Surviving in the Digital Age - 12th July, Burnham on Sea
The key to great merchandising online - 14th July, Minehead
Developing a winning marketing strategy - 27th September, Burnham on Sea

Click on the links for each event to find out more and book your place.
Find full listings of Get Business Get Digital Events on their website

Need help growing your business? GetSet for Growth is a specialist service offering fully funded marketing and finance expertise to ambitious businesses with the potential to grow, thanks to the Regional Growth Fund. Through free specialist workshops and masterclasses, and the option of hands on 1:1 advice, our team of experts help businesses:
  • Create effective marketing strategies that drive growth
  • Review financial processes to ensure growth propositions are achievable
  • Develop investment ready businesses plans
The service has a strong track record of success and has been proven to deliver quantifiable and tangible benefits to businesses like yours. With help from GetSet, 98% of clients who apply for finance are successful, with more than £5 million of finance raised for clients to date.
Visit the GetSet website to find out more and register today

South West Growth Fund is open to applications

High growth businesses across the South West region can still apply for grants of up to £1 million by visiting the GAIN website. NB you will need to register with the GAIN website to access information.
Visit the news pages of the Growth Hub website to find out more about the grants that have already been provided through this fund.
South West Growth Fund awards first £1.9 million to businesses

Free digital workshops for businesses

The Get up to Speed Service delivers free talks and workshops for businesses and communities throughout Devon and Somerset to boost digital skills and help people make the most of faster internet speeds.

Stand out on Social Media - 6th July, 05:00 pm - 08:00 pm, Wiveliscombe,

The service is part of the Connecting Devon and Somerset programme.
Find full listings of Get Up to Speed events on their website
Find out more about Connecting Devon and Somerset

Business support events and workshops

Visit Heart of the South West Growth Hub to find listings of events and workshops from business support providers across Devon and Somerset.
Events cover a wide variety of key topics for businesses such as business planning, marketing, digital, finance, sales, starting up or exporting. 
Visit our events listing pages today
The service is part of the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership's Growth Deal funding.
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