Grow your business in Somerset & Devon

Do you want to grow your business by increasing sales, revenue and profit to make your company more efficient?

Let’s take your business to the next level – growth!  There’s so many ways to grow your business but sometimes it’s hard to bring yourself above the everyday life of running your company to be able to navigate your way to generating more revenue and developing a more efficient way of working.

This is where the Growth Support Programme comes in. By registering, businesses in the Heart of the South West region will be entitled to a business adviser who will meet you face-to-face and spend time running through all aspects of your business to develop a growth plan. From there, you may also be eligible for a further 9 hours of support including an assessment of digital opportunities and financial understanding, with the possibility of looking at support for innovation, HR and marketing.

The support package includes:

  • HR
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Digital
  • Innovation

If you are ready to grow your business, click here to register your interest.

Eligibility

The growth support programme is for eligible businesses in the Heart of the South West LEP area (Devon and Somerset but not BANES and North Somerset).  Businesses must not be in the following sectors:

  • Fisheries and aquaculture 
  • Processing and marketing of agricultural products
  • Shipbuilding
  • Schools and education establishments
  • Insurance companies
  • Primary production
  • Coal or steel
  • Synthetic fibres
  • Banking

The businesses must also not turnover more than €50million and should have less than 250 employees.  Businesses will also need to be less than 25% owned by another company and should not have received more than €200,000 of public-funded support in the last 3 years. 

The Heart of the South West Growth Support Programme project is receiving up to £904,945 of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Department for Communities and Local Government is the Managing Authority for ERDF. Established by the European Union ERDF funds help local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations. For more information visit this page. The accountable body for this programme is Devon County Council, working with the following delivery partners: BIP, Cosmic, North Devon +, Somerset Business Agency, Torbay Development Agency and YTKO.

 

  • Take your business to the next level!

    If your business is based in Devon or Somerset (excluding BANES & North Somerset), register your interest for this FREE programme.

  • Take your business to the next level!

    If your business is based in Devon or Somerset (excluding BANES & North Somerset), register your interest for this FREE programme.