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Enterprising West of England

The Enterprising West of England programme brings together three of the region’s most experienced business support providers along with the four local councils to provide expert business advice and support for small and medium sized businesses throughout the West of England. We’ll work with you to determine your business needs and provide tailored support to kick-start your business success!

Enterprising West of England provides support to:


Test your ideas, write a business plan and start your very own business. Our workshops and one-to-one sessions will help you understand what’s involved in starting a business and once you’re ready, we’ll support you in taking the first steps.

Improve or Grow

From workshops on marketing and financial advice or supplier engagement to resource efficiency sessions. Enterprising West of England is offering a range of business support activities in multiple locations so you can get the support your business needs at a location that suits you.

Get investment ready

Take your business to the next level and create an investment readiness plan, focusing on potential customer demand in the markets you’re hoping to break into. Identify, apply for and secure the money you need to generate sustainable growth for your business.

Scale up

It’s been proven that business coaching leads to great results, but good business coaching can be expensive, especially for a recently registered company or a small business with a tight budget. Take away the financial pressure with a Scale Up Coaching Grant and choose the right business coach to help you realise your goals.

Scale-up coaching grants are available to SMEs based in the West of England who are looking to grow or plan to create new jobs within 12 months. A scale up coaching grant will give businesses the support they need to effectively develop their business. Whether this is through developing leadership skills, expanding management knowledge or advancing business strategy, a scale up coaching grant will give businesses the head start they need.

Equal opportunity

A key objective of the Enterprising West of England programme is to provide equality of access to business support services, with specific activities targeted towards young people (18-30 years old), disadvantaged areas and ethnic minorities.

Discover how we’ve helped our clients to succeed and grow:

The Enterprising West of England programme has been commissioned by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) aimed at supporting Small to Medium Size Enterprises (SMEs) to support business growth.

The programme is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and delivered by Business WestThe Prince’s TrustYTKO GroupBristol City CouncilBath and North East Somerset CouncilNorth Somerset Council and South Gloucestershire Council.

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