Workshop Information

To be eligible to attend any of our free workshops you need to meet the following criteria:


Your business must be based in one of the following local council areas:

  • East Devon, Mid Devon, West Devon, South Hams, Teignbridge or Exeter.

If you are unsure which area you fall into, you can check by entering your postcode into the Government Council Checker

Business Status

  • Pre-start: Do not need to bring additional information.
  • Existing business: Must bring a copy of your Unique Taxpayer Reference (UTR) Number.
  • Registered limited companies: Company Registration Number rather than UTR Number is required.

If you are currently trading please ensure that you bring with you a copy of your 10 digit Unique Taxpayer Reference (UTR) Number that you will have received when you registered with HMRC. We need this to show our funders that you are operating a real business so that we can provide the support at no cost to you.

If you aren't sure where to find your UTR number please click on the tab above named 'finding your UTR number'.

Workshop Forms

As our workshops are provided at no cost to you, we are required to provide specific information in order to access the funding to put them on. We usually allow 10 to 15 minutes at the start of our workshops to complete this paperwork.

To speed up this process please download and complete the forms below and bring them with you to the workshop. If you don't have access to a printer we will have additional copies at the venue but please arrive earlier to fill these in.

There are slightly different forms for new businesses than existing businesses so please make sure you download and complete the correct ones.

If you haven't started trading or have been trading for less than 12 months, please complete these forms and bring them with you to the workshop. 

  • If you are trading you also need to bring with you a copy of your Unique Taxpayer Reference (UTR) Number.
  • If you haven't started trading we do not need a UTR Number (as you won't have been issued one) .

The forms have been highlighted in yellow to indicate the compulsory fields. Please ensure all of these have been completed. The fields that have been highlighted in orange are to be completed if applicable.

Your UTR Number (if applicable) can be put on the Eligibility Form.

The funding for the workshops is provided in part by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The De Minimis Statement Form is required to show that you haven't received more than 200,000 Euros in aid from the fund.

Privacy Notices:

Please take a moment to read the privacy notices below that detail how and where you information is used. These do not need to be brought with you, they are for your information only.