Grow Your Business
Let us help take your business to the next level.
Please Note: The Growth Support Programme closed on 31st March 2020. Details of an extension to the programme will hopefully be announced soon.
Growing a business can be quite a challenge, requiring a number of important decisions on how to expand. It is also often the first time new business owners have to think about hiring and managing staff.
It can really help to have someone experienced to guide you through and that’s where we come in. Our local advisers are uniquely equipped to support you through this stage of the business process.
Over 20 years’ experience has taught us how best to do this and as every business is unique we are able to tailor our support specifically for you.
Throughout Devon (excluding Torbay, Plymouth & North Devon) we are able to offer up to 12 hours of bespoke business support as well as signposting to other services for free, thanks to funding from the European Development Fund.
If you’ve been looking for guidance on how to grow or expand your business, get in touch and find out how we can help.
How we can help
Chat through your business challenges face-to-face with an experienced business advisor.
Come along to one of our business skills workshops from marketing to bookkeeping.
Phone & Email Support
Your personal business advisor will be available to help with any questions you have.
Depending on the support you need, we can help with all aspects of growing your business including (but not limited to) business and financial planning, marketing, digital innovation and human resources. We can also help you access any funding or grants that may be available to you.
We have a team of highly experienced business advisors who have a wealth of knowledge and expertise working to help you grow your business. All of our advisors have a wide ranging knowledge of almost every business sector and understand the challenges that businesses face as they expand.
Here’s what some of our clients have to say
Our advisor encouraged us to think in a profit-focused way and take time out from the day-to-day operational issues to plan strategically.
We were encouraged to ‘see’ beyond our immediate challenge and look at the wider profitability of the business including the risks and our own financial goals for the future. This led to a clarity we hadn’t seen before.
I felt very fortunate to be able to access tailored, face-to-face advice in a way that worked for us as a business. We needed answers to specific questions and this was what we received. This is no substitute for searching for generic advice over the internet!Rachel Johnstone - Southgate Publishers
Helpful, knowledgeable, conscientious, prompt, professional. A really good service to have in the area and 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 “thank you, they are amazing!”Jo Henderson - Barrel Top Wagons
How this support is funded
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.