Growth Support Programme

Are you an independently owned microbusiness or sole trader?

Are you looking for new ways to make more money and find new customers?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, the Growth Support Programme will help.

The support on offer from the programme, which is completely free to businesses in Devon and is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), includes the following:

1. An initial 3 hour face to face meeting with one of the experienced delivery partner business advisers, resulting in a realistic growth plan for your business and areas identified where additional support will benefit.

2. After this initial meeting, you will be offered the opportunity to commit to a further 9 hours of free advice, which includes 3 hours of digital support, which aims to increase growth and business efficiency through digital means.

Other advice also includes:

• Finance
• Human Resources
• Innovation
• Marketing
• Business Planning

Use the contact details at the bottom to get in contact, or register now by answering 3 eligibility questions here:

Want to know what others think?
Overall, the sessions have also helped me think less emotively about the business I’ve nurtured thus far (which is a fairly common fault with start up businesses I think) and be more objective, and hard headed, about it going forward. Utilising the growth programme is, as they say, a no-brainer! You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.Ruth’s Real Food

Growth Support Programme


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.

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Invest in Exeter (Exeter City Council)

Exeter City Council’s inward investment initiative, Invest in Exeter, aims to raise the profile of Exeter as an outstanding place to do business and grow a company, with a view to attracting new and exciting firms and organisations to the area.

The HR Dept Exeter

As your HR Dept, we provide your business with everything a large corporate would expect from its own in-house human resource team.

The only difference is that you don’t have to pay to keep us in-house.

From providing a single employee contract, to taking on all your human resources problems, we can provide the level of HR support that your business needs.

We don’t sell solutions, but design support to suit your individual company.

Our sensible, down-to-earth approach means we will work with you to find the best, and most cost effective, HR support for your business.

Our services include:

• Advice line backed by tribunal insurance
• Recruitment
• Contracts of employment and staff handbooks
• Absence Management
• Performance Management
• Disciplinary and grievance hearings
• Dismissals
• Redundancy projects and outplacement
• Training and development
• Payroll

Why spend hours wrestling with complex employment issues when the answer is just a phone call away? You’ll be surprised at how little it costs and, if you end up on the wrong side of a tribunal, can you really afford the alternative?

Learn more about how the HR Dept in Exeter can assist you with your HR by taking a look at their official website here


Members of: The Exeter Business Club, Exmouth
Chamber of Commerce, Honiton Chamber of
Commerce, Sidmouth Chamber of Commerce, Exeter
PA Network.
Our HR advisors are CIPD qualified.

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