North Somerset Enterprise Agency (NSEA) acts as a “one-stop-shop” providing impartial and confidential guidance on every aspect of business start-up and growth so that you can launch, manage and grow your business with confidence.
New growth programme offers £4m of coordinated business support services to escalate business growth across West of England area.
The programme can offer businesses support at various stages of growth from initial registration, through to taking on their first member of staff or to first product launch. Businesses can enter the programme at any point and access each service independently of the others.
The West of England Growth Hub supports businesses throughout Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset, North Somerset, and South Gloucestershire to innovate, grow and thrive. This free and impartial service is available to businesses of all sectors and sizes who have the ambition to grow.
Businesses are able to access local, free support to help around issues such as:
Further information can be found at www.wearegrowth.co.uk. The website also has information on training, courses, workshops and networking opportunities, including details of how to access telephone and face-to-face support.
There is a wealth of expertise available at a local, regional and national level to support your business whether you are a first time or established exporter. Specialist advice and support is can be accessed locally and includes one to one and group sessions, a range of regular training workshops, events, visits and networking opportunities.
North Somerset Council offers a wide range of advice, support and services to the business community including, but not limited to; planning, environmental health, licensing, business support, skills and training, signposting to grants and funding opportunities, health and safety, procurement, premises, sustainable travel, business rates and trading standards.
North Somerset Council is part of The Advanced Engineering and Digital Innovation Business Acceleration Hub programmes delivered by SET squared Bath and University of Bath. The programme offers bespoke business support and coaching to help innovative companies across the West of England achieve their potential. The support is free and funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).