Free support on offer for Somerset businesses

Fay Daniels
Marketing Manager - Contracts | Business West
16th May 2022

Businesses based in Somerset with ambitious growth plans for the future may be eligible for free 1-2-1 support via the new Somerset Business Growth programme. 

Run by Business West and fully funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund, the growth programme offers businesses the chance to receive specialist 1-2-1 support from expert advisors across a range of topics, from HR processes, training and intellectual property, to creating a decarbonisation plan, financial planning and developing a marketing strategy. 

Also included in the support is a diagnostic meeting and the chance to create an action plan specifically for their business. More information on the full range of support can be found here.

Jane Purdy, Head of Enterprise at Business West, who oversees the programme, commented:

“If you are in Somerset and looking to grow your business but could benefit from some advice from experienced advisers, this programme is for you. 

“It is free to join and the tailored support will teach you invaluable business skills to help you keep pace with the latest technologies while developing strategies that will ensure the sustained growth of your business.”

To be eligible for the programme, you must be an existing business based in Somerset, with at least 2-3 employees and ambitious growth plans for the future. 

You can find out more and apply to join the programme by visiting this page.

 This project is funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund.   

The UK Community Renewal Fund is a UK Government programme for 2021/22. This aims to support people and communities most in need across the UK to pilot programmes and new approaches to prepare for the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.  It invests in skills, community and place, local business, and supporting people into employment.  For more information, visit 

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