Growing your business during challenging times

Are you looking for business advice and support?

The West of England Growth Hub is here to provide free and impartial 360-degree business support service for SMEs. Together with our vast network, we’ll work with you to help your business thrive this year.

We've teamed up with our partners to bring you exclusive content to help you get set for 2021 growth. Browse through our resources below. 

Contact us today for a needs analysis and find out what bespoke support we can offer you.


In partnership with Be the Business

7 ways to grow your business

Together with Be the Business, we've pulled together 7 top tips for you to think about right now to set your business up for success in 2021.

Download the tips here.


5 ways to get ready for post-pandemic life

How do you get your business firing again? We've worked with our partner Be the Business to bring you our top five things to think about when planning business life after lockdown.

Download our guidance here.

Thinking about improving your business leadership?

As we emerge from coronavirus restrictions, businesses are looking at how effective leadership and management can help improve their productivity in 2021. Be the Business asked SMEs across the South West how they feel about leadership and management in their companies. 



Thousands of businesses have used us for support and guidance

Join our supportive community and you'll have access to dedicated, expert and passionate advisers who will analysis your needs and guide you on your journey to success.

Have a look at what businesses say about the Growth Hub:


Support to grow online - CGI Music



Investing in online and intellectual property - Turtle Tots


Business support to connect and grow - Amanda Challans




Learning to grow in a changing market - Tutorum

Catering for new markets - Kinetic Kitchen

Supporting business recovery and resilience - Bailey Balloons


UK Swap Shop

The UK Swap Shop is the free to use innovative platform for small businesses and charities to swap their business skills, products, services and talents to continue to push through the economic recovery.

Swaps include:-

  • Help with Intellectual Property in return for PR & Marketing support
  • Virtual administration and social media help in return for Business Plan Development
  • Wedding geography in return for a testimonial
  • Blog posts in return for testimonials
  • Guidance about using Microsoft Teams in return for a profile photo and LinkedIn banner image.

The Swap Shop is an excellent way to find like-minded business owners willing to create a mutual exchange to continue to develop and support each other during the most challenging economic situation the UK has faced in a generation.  It is also a fantastic platform for new business owners to hone and develop their offering, and gain testimonials and case studies.