Ambitious Devon SMEs to attend business launch event

More than 100 businesspeople from a range of ambitious SMEs across Devon will head to Honiton on Tuesday, October 1 for a launch event hosted by leading business growth specialists Inspire.

The free to attend event, which still has places available, will provide attendees with the opportunity to find out how Inspire’s proven, world class business support can benefit their business.

The organisation, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary, currently provides support and advice to fast growing businesses in Somerset, Wiltshire and Bristol and Bath that want to scale up.

After being selected by the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership to pilot a scale up programme for fast growing SMEs across Somerset and Devon, Inspire are partnering with Devon & Plymouth Chamber of Commerce to deliver the service across the county.

Inspire are partnered with the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Programme and the event includes a showcase of this fully funded, 100 hours of expert support and education for business leaders in business growth.

Rob perks, Inspire’s CEO, said: “There is so much expertise and support out there for SME owners that it’s easy to get bogged down in which is best for your business. We do that all for you and can help provide the catalyst to huge business growth.

“We’re very excited to show businesses across the Devon region what we can offer, and we look forward to meeting everyone there.”

The Inspire launch event is being held at the stunning Deer Park Country House in Buckerell Village, Weston, Honiton.

Key speakers include Stuart Elford, Chief Executive of Devon and Plymouth Chamber of Commerce, Henrietta Brown, Inspire’s Business Development Director, Nancy Straates, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Programme Director, and David Ralph, Chief Executive of Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership.

There will also be informal opportunities to chat to the team plus a buffet lunch and further networking opportunities.

Places are limited so to book, visit Or, for more information, telephone 01225 355553 or email