Enterprising West of England

Enterprising West of England was an umbrella business and entrepreneur support programme delivered across the West of England LEP area. 

A partnership between local authority and business support organisations, the programme provided a suite of joined up support, from pre-start to established businesses, using a range of approaches by different delivery partners: Business West, YTKO, The Prince's Trust, Bath and North East Somerset Council, Bristol City Council, South Gloucestershire Council and North Somerset Council.

A range of support was delivered from advice on business plans, marketing, finance and scaling up, to coaching grants, workshops and business focused one-to-one sessions.

Following the end of the project in March 2020 a summative assessment of the programme was carried out by Whitehall and below are the results. These are just a snapshot of what has been achieved so far and the impact of the programme will continue to grow. 

  • Enterprise success

    In the last six years the Business West enterprise team have helped hundreds of South West businesses to start-up and grow.