Working in close collaboration with partners throughout the public and private sector, we are the region’s foremost provider of specialist business support services, with local advisory teams across the South West. Our comprehensive understanding of the needs, priorities and issues of local economies, means we focus on nurturing and developing the strength of the local business communities we serve.
We currently deliver the following contracts:
The Superfast Business ERDF competitiveness funded service will help eligible growth businesses with a focus on rural areas across the South West of England (excluding Cornwall) to maximise the opportunities of Superfast Broadband and associated technologies. The service provides business support delivered through a team of expert advisers, workshops and access to an online knowledge hub. For Superfast Broadband business development opportunities click here.
Telephone 0845 603 8593
The Superfast Business Cornwall ERDF Convergence funded service provides high quality business support to ambitious businesses in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly helping them maximise the opportunities of Superfast Broadband and associated technologies. The service provides a high level of specialist advice, grant funding part matched by the business and access to a significant range of national and regional expertise. For Superfast Broadband business development opportunities click here.
Telephone 0845 600 3936
The Connecting Cheshire Superfast Business ERDF funded service will help eligible growth and growth potential businesses in Cheshire and Warrington to maximise the opportunities of Superfast Broadband and associated technologies. The service provides business support delivered through a team of expert advisers and specialists, practical workshops and access to an extensive range of online tools and resources through our knowledge hub. For Superfast Broadband business development opportunities click here
Telephone: 0300 123 1696
The HEART OF THE SOUTH WEST delivers a range of business support services for people looking to start a business and for existing businesses looking to develop and grow. Support is aimed at people and businesses in predominately rural areas throughout Devon and Somerset. Part of the Rural Growth Network for Devon and Somerset.
UK Trade and Investment (Devon, Cornwall and Somerset) is the government department that helps UK based companies succeed in the global economy. The service is delivered through International Trade Teams consisting of Advisers supported by UK based specialists in 96 overseas markets. Competitiveness aims to support a step change in the international performance of companies and to attract international investment. The enhanced Convergence service is designed to produce significant economic impact in Cornwall and Isles of Scilly. www.ukti.gov.uk/export/unitedkingdom/southwest
Telephone 01752 759897
Export Cornwall – UKTI Convergence Service makes it easier for eligible businesses in Cornwall to access the information, skills and advice they need to make the most of the export opportunity. They help businesses embrace new opportunities as well as help them deal with any challenges they encounter as their build their business overseas. The advisory team includes business people from across Cornwall, all of which are successfully trading overseas.
Telephone 0845 606 0969
Social Enterprise Focus - Plymouth and Torbay offers face to face help, information and support as well as workshops to those people interested in starting a social enterprise or community interest group. Ongoing support to those already running social enterprises and wishing to expand.
Telephone 0845 602 2558 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri)
Social Enterprise Focus – Winning Contracts for Cornwall & Isles of Scilly offers support from specialist advisers to help eligible social enterprises improve their readiness to bid for new contracts, including advice and guidance on how to submit successful bids. The project also offers specialist events and networking opportunities to enable social enterprises to work in collaboration, meet potential buyers and identify new contracts.
Telephone 0871 641 2119 ext 8909 Anna Peachey or ext 8128 Steve Humphreys
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or Stephen.email@example.com
The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are highly prestigious awards for outstanding achievement by UK businesses in the categories of Innovation, International Trade and Sustainable Development. Peninsula Enterprise provides technical assessment of applications for four Award categories. We generate a shortlist of the best applications for each Award which then goes before the judging panel. We give feedback to every applicant and particularly for those organisations that have missed out on an Award but have demonstrated promise.
Telephone 0207 215 6880