The Invest Devon team can help you get in touch with these networks, before and after your move here.
See a list of both county wide and area specific business networks.
Companies of all sizes in our county have a number of sources of support and advice they can call upon, with many organisations here even offering our businesses free one-to-one advice. The Heart of the South West Growth Hub offer support for start-ups or growing businesses, as well as providing a comprehensive list of business support services available in the South West.
The Invest Devon team are also able to direct businesses of all types towards the most relevant sources of business support.
Heart of the South West Growth Hub – business advice, news and events for businesses in Devon and Somerset
Enhance Social Enterprise – business support and advice to new and established social enterprises within the Heart of South West LEP area
Business & Intellectual Property Centre – Exeter Library – advice and information for business owners, entrepreneurs and inventors
University of Exeter Business Service – access to services and facilities
Calmare – access to expertise, advice and technology to help improve products and processes
South West Investment Group – help for businesses to access loan finance
BIP – assistance for start-ups and small businesses across the South West
North Devon+ – business support for North Devon rural economy
DR Company – advice, support and practical assistance to enable rural and coastal businesses
Outset – helps start-ups and supports them through their first two years
SWMAS – Manufacturing Advisory Service offering business support services to manufacturers
Business Mentors South West – business mentoring services
Enterprise Europe Network South West – information and advice on doing business in Europe
www.great.gov.uk has tailored support and advice for businesses on how to start exporting or increase the amount of goods and services they sell overseas