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 manufacturers

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Business West

Supports businesses in Bristol, Bath, Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire to start, grow, export and innovate.  
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Cornwall Manufacturers Group

A channel of communication for manufacturers in Cornwall.

Innovate UK Business Growth

Expert advice for businesses in the South West looking to commercialise new ideas and succeed in international markets.
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Plymouth Manufacturers' Group

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

Somerset Chamber of Commerce and Industry

A membership-based business support organisation which promotes and lobbies for business development in Somerset and provides a range of business support services.

SWIG Finance

SWIG Finance is a not for profit company and member of the Community Development Finance Institutions delivering loan finance to businesses unable to access sufficient funding from the banks.

Swindon and Wiltshire Growth Hub

Provides support to businesses based in Swindon and Wiltshire, through a knowledge centre, workshops, events and an online business community.  
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TDA Business

Supports start-up and established businesses in Torbay and surrounding areas.

Department for International Trade

Expert international trade advice and support for companies who wish to win business overseas.
University of the West of England

University of the West of England

A partnership focused university with a track record of helping businesses to innovate and grow.


A membership trade organisations representing the aerospace and defence industry in the South West.
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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.


Make UK champions and celebrates British manufacturing and manufacturers.
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North Devon Manufacturing Association

Represents the interests of manufacturing and supporting service industries in the area.

Federation of Small Businesses

The UK’s leading business organisation, working to protect the interests of the self-employed and small businesses.

Heart of the South West Growth Hub

An impartial, free service providing advice and guidance to both new and established businesses in the Heart of the South West LEP area.

Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Growth Hub

The first point of contact for businesses in the Cornwall & Isles of Scilly LEP area wishing to develop and grow. 

Dorset LEP

Support to any Dorset-based businesses looking for help to source appropriate available solutions for growth and development.

The Growth Hub in Gloucestershire

The first point of contact for businesses in the Gfirst LEP area wishing to develop and grow.

Dorset Business Mentors

Funded programme linking Dorset-based business owners and senior managers to industry expertise, provided by senior executive level business mentors.