Helping you start &
stay in business.
Your local business advisors
for over 20 years.
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What we do
We have been providing tailored, small business advice in Devon, Cornwall and Somerset for over 20 years.
During that time we’ve helped literally thousands of people start and grow their own business by providing free, high quality support and advice.
As an enterprise agency, we don’t make a profit and instead of charging you we are funded by local councils, central government schemes and European projects.
That means you get individual, bespoke support from highly experienced advisers, at no cost to you (depending on eligibility criteria).
Small business funding
How to get access to funding is one of the questions we most commonly get asked. Other than going to your bank there are a other places to seek grant or loan funding depending on your circumstances and the type of investment you need.
We always keep updated with the latest funding that’s available in the local area and can let you know what funding you may be able to access. With years of experience we also know what funding providers are looking for in a successful application and can help guide you through the process.
New businesses created
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What our clients say
Helpful, knowledgeable, conscientious, prompt, professional, a really good service to have in the area. I’d be a bit stuck without them. Go straight to BIP. I have passed this advice on to many people over the years and indeed got a message this morning from someone who has taken that advice saying “Thankyou – they are amazing!”Jo Henderson - Barrel Top Wagons
Our overall experience with BIP has been amazing, we have been given all the help and advice we could possibly need, and their advisors always have time to sit down and listen to ideas you have and give their advice on them. From simple things such as registering a new business to advanced online marketing, BIP has helped us 100% all the way!Ben Bailey - Flyonix
Knowing that there is someone who wants to help you at the end of the phone is a wonderful feeling. Added to that their ability to understand problems we are facing and using their knowledge network, point us in the direction where we can find suitable help or answers. This link between us and available support, training and advice is very very valuable to us.David Kittow - Kittow Cattle