Other Business Support Services

A selection of national, regional and local business support schemes from our partner organisations, delivering a range of useful services to manufactures

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Cornwall & Isles of Scilly LEP

The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership drives activity to support business growth, create jobs and help people realise their potential.
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Dorset LEP

The Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership is a business led private and public sector partnership that aims to promote local economic growth and prosperity.
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Heart of the South West LEP Growth Hub

The Heart of the South West Growth Hub is in a transition period in preparation for the commission of a new service to be in place early 2016. Businesses can stay informed of LEP activity through our Newsletters and in the meantime businesses can get advice from the national Business Support Helpline. 


The Swindon & Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership is a public/private partnership that is tasked with driving economic growth, wealth & job creation and supporting new business opportunities.
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Cornwall Manufacturers Group

An informal group of manufacturing companies in Cornwall
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North Devon Manufacturing Association

The North Devon Manufacturers Association aims to represent the interests of manufacturing and supporting service industries
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Plymouth Manufacturers Group

The PMG is primarily a network for information sharing; peer to peer learning; factory site visits and benchmarking.


GAIN drives growth by linking knowledge, skills and facilities of higher education to business.
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Invest in Dorset

Dorset leads manufacturing across sectors from aerospace and advanced engineering to niche food and drink.
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Business West

A Powerful Voice of Business, Business West, the largest membership organisation in the region, represents and works with 16,000 businesses. We provide a full range of advice and support services from how to start, develop and grow your business to expanding overseas.  
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Somerset Chamber of Commerce & Industry Ltd

Representing & working for Somerset business.
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TDA Business

TDA Business helps start-up and established businesses in Torbay and surrounding areas.
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University of the West of England

A partnership focused university with a track record of helping businesses to innovate and grow.
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Wiltshire 3D Enterprise Centre

A technical centre for innovators equipped to Design, Develop and Deliver their ideas!
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SWIG Finance

Delivering loan finance to start-up and growth businesses across the South West region.

Federation of Small Businesses

The FSB is the UK’s leading business organisation, working to protect the interests of the self-employed and small businesses
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At EEF we help to foster enterprise and innovation, keeping businesses safe, compliant and future-focused. Everything we do is designed to help manufacturing and engineering industry flourish, from providing essential business support and training, to championing our industry within government in the UK and in Europe. 


The West of England Aerospace Forum (WEAF) supports the growing strength and sustainability of the aerospace and defence industry throughout the South West region. The Forum champions the interests of the 600+ small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) that help make the South West a region of global excellence in this sector.
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Constructing Excellence South West

Constructing Excellence South West is the single organisation charged with driving the change agenda in construction within the south west region and we form part of the Constructing Excellence Regional Network (CERN).
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Enterprise Europe Network South West

Funded jointly by the European Commission and Innovate UK, The Enterprise Europe Network provides innovation, internationalisation and entrepreneurial support to business and academia.  
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UK Trade and Investment South West

Expert international trade advice and support for manufacturers who wish to win business overseas.
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West of England Local Enterprise Partnership

The West of England Local Enterprise Partnership supports business growth and is working to attract new jobs to Bristol, Bath and Weston-super-Mare – and the surrounding countryside.
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G First LEP

GFirst LEP, Gloucestershire’s Local Enterprise Partnership, brings together businesses to make the county successful and create jobs.