Free help for ambitious North Somerset entrepreneurs

Ambitious start-up businesses and entrepreneurs across the South West who are looking to achieve a turnover of between £500,000 and £1 million pounds or more in their first three years of trading, are being invited to take part in a free High Growth Start Up workshop in February or March.

North Somerset Enterprise Agency, in partnership with Business West, has organised the workshops to run from 9.15 a.m. – 4.00 p.m, on Tuesday 21 February and Thursday 29 March at its offices in Oldmixon Crescent, Weston-super-Mare.

The workshops are part of three high growth business services – Starting a High Growth Business, Coaching for High Growth and Understanding Finance for Business – being offered by the local business support organisations. The services are all funded by the European Regional Development Fund, so are free to participating businesses.

“Each of the services delivers one-to-one assistance through over 100 of the top independent business coaches in our region,” explains Angela Hicks, Chief Executive of North Somerset Enterprise Agency:

“Growth businesses can benefit from their extensive boardroom experience and a carefully planned combination of advice, workshops, business strategy and finance guidance, with support being long-term and tailored to the exact requirements of each participating business.”

To qualify, businesses will be starting up or less than a year old and have the right attitude or innovation such as a new product, service of concept to achieve fast growth.

Places for the February and March events can be booked by contacting Hazel Wintle on 01934 418118. More information about the growth services available can be found at