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360-degree business support

Whatever stage your business is at, we can help you find the right support and funding to take your next step. From understanding your intellectual property to saving costs by cutting carbon emissions, our support can help to boost your business.

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Green Business Grants

Green Business Grants support SMEs to improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions.

Get a funded IP action plan
IP for Growth

Get up to £8,000 of help to develop and protect your intellectual property (IP)

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Creative sector support

Increased support to our region’s creative businesses to get set for future success.

Migrant Business Support

Free one-to-one business advice for non-EU migrants and refugees.

Export and trade

Growth Hub offers support for SMEs looking to trade with other countries. We can provide the information and tailored guidance your business needs to trade successfully with the EU and other markets.

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Business West

Export Academy

An Export Academy has been introduced by our partner Business West to support businesses beginning their exporting journey. The Export Academy will deliver a series of activities that will create confident businesses that are ready to trade. To find out more or register your interest, visit the Export Academy.

 

Brexit

The EU transition and new ways of working

Doing business with Europe has changed. Your business needs to follow new rules on exports, imports, tariffs, data and hiring. Our team is here to help you navigate the changes and find new opportunities for growth. Request a call-back.

Department for International Trade

Internationalisation Fund

The Department for International Trade has launched its new Internationalisation Fund for businesses in England. Match-funded grants of between £1,000 and £9,000 will be available for future activity (subject to eligibility and availability). For more information, please request a call-back.

See what others say about Growth Hub

Alastair House, Director, A&R House (BCL) Ltd

“We got in touch with the Growth Hub to find out how they could support us with EU rule changes, business growth and staff training. The Growth Hub business advisor had a very good understanding of an entrepreneurial business such as ours. She provided us with access to peer networking, business advice and connections with similar businesses, and to council links.”

Neil Radnedge, RDM Services

"I would recommend business advice and support to anyone. Running a business by yourself can be tough with no-one to bounce ideas off, and not knowing where to turn for advice and guidance. Having support in the form of the Universal Business Support Programme has been such a fulfilling experience and I now know that there is help out there.”

Pete Jarrett, Founder, Tutorum

“Covid-19 affected us quite drastically at the start. As time went on, because we work in education technology, we’ve seen a huge growth in interest and we’ve actually pivoted the business slightly based on the advice that we’ve had from the Growth Hub and they’ve been very supportive of how we’ve done that.”