Helping businesses in the South West

Useful Links/Resources

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There are many support organisations and agencies that can make starting and running a successful and professional business in the south west easier and smoother. From flexible work spaces to business courses and advice, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for from these organisations.

New businesses can access free information and advice including Tax, Insurance, Law and Marketing from the SWIG Start Up Resource Centre.

We currently have resources for:

 

Region Type of Support/Organisation Description
Devon Business Support:
Devon Work Hub, Okehampton Flexible workspace for business, rented desks, free Wifi and computer use etc.
BIP West Devon Business support including access to advisors, workshops, enterprise groups.
Outset Plymouth Finance Fully funded programme to support your understanding of the financial side of your business
Outset Plymouth Fully funded program of workshops to support your journey towards owning your own business.
Business West Leading, connecting and growing businesses. Access to business support and training courses. Available in Plymouth, Torbay and Exeter
North Devon + A primary focus for regeneration, business support and tourism across Northern Devon.
Outset Torbay Fully funded program of workshops to support your journey towards owning your own business.
Exeter Business Support Advice for starting, growing and succeeding in business.
GAIN in Business  An information hub for business advice, knowledge, opportunities and funding
Cornwall
Outset Cornwall Fully funded program of workshops to support your journey towards owning your own business.
The WorkBox The latest in flexible workhub facilities for businesses, professionals and entrepreneurs in Penzance.
Grow Cornwall Support tailored to your business needs of business development. Starting a high growth business program or coaching for high growth program.
GAIN in business  An information hub for business advice, knowledge, opportunities and funding
Somerset
North Somerset Enterprise Agency Business support, whether you’re just starting out or growing, access to free business advice and low-cost training.
Somerset Business Agency Business and enterprise service for Somerset and the surrounding area providing access to support and information.
GAIN in business An information hub for business advice, knowledge, opportunities and funding
Dorset
Business West Leading, connecting and growing businesses. Access to business support and training courses available in Bournemouth and Weymouth and Portland.
Ready for Business Offers new start-up businesses the preparation for success via training, support and preparation for external funding. Available in Bournemouth and Weymouth and Portland.
DORMEN Dorset Business Mentoring service, supporting entrepreneurs in their businesses.
Wiltshire
Nexus Professional, flexible and affordable office space for businesses in Swindon.
Business West Leading, connecting and growing businesses. Access to business support and training courses. Available in Swindon.
Ready for Business Offers new start-up businesses the preparation for success via training, support and preparation for external funding. Available in Swindon.
Gloucestershire
Gloucester Enterprise Agency Practical advice and training, designed to help Gloucestershire businesses to grow, develop and prosper.
Ready for Business Offers new start-up businesses the preparation for success via training, support and preparation for external funding.
Business West Leading, connecting and growing businesses. Access to business support and training courses.
Bristol
BRAVE Enterprise Supporting small businesses with advice, training and consulting in Bristol.
Business West Leading, connecting and growing businesses. Access to business support and training courses.
Ready for Business Offers new start-up businesses the preparation for success via training, support and preparation for external funding.
Outset Bristol Fully funded program of workshops to support your journey towards owning your own business.