Enterprising West of England

Are you looking to start a business or planning to scale up? Enterprising West of England is a funded programme designed to offer specialist support, advice and funding to help you achieve your goals.

Area Served: Bristol, BANES, North Somerset, South Glos
Founded: 2017

The Enterprising West of England programme brings together three of the region’s most experienced enterprise agencies along with the four local councils to provide expert business advice and support for small and medium sized businesses throughout the West of England. We’ll work with you to determine your business needs and provide tailored support to kick-start your business success!


Discover if self-employment is right for you. Test your ideas, write a business plan and start your very own business. Our workshops and one-to-one sessions will help you understand what’s involved in starting a business and once you’re ready, we’ll support you in taking the first steps.

Get investment ready

Take your business to the next level and create an investment readiness plan, focusing on potential customer demand in the markets you’re hoping to break into.  Identify, apply for and secure the money you need to generate sustainable growth for your business.

Scale up

It’s been proven that business coaching leads to great results, but good business coaching can be expensive, especially for a recently registered company or a small business with a tight budget. Take away the financial pressure with a Scale Up Coaching Grant and choose the right business coach to help you realise your goals.

Work efficiently

You might be able to save your business money just by managing your resources better. Our environmental resource efficiency workshops will get you on the right path to becoming more effective and efficient, saving you both time and money.

The Enterprising West of England programme has been commissioned by the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) aimed at supporting small to medium size enterprises (SMEs) to support business growth.

The programme is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and delivered by Business West, The Prince's Trust, YTKO Group, Bristol City Council, Bath and North East Somerset Council, North Somerset Council and South Gloucestershire Council.

The programme is run in collaboration with the West of England Growth Hub.


Scale up coaching grants

Do you need support to help you grow your business or improve your strategy? A scale up coaching grant can help finance your success.

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