Do you have a great business idea?

11 September, 2018

Do you have a great business idea? Want to start or grow your existing business?

North Devon + are offering free business support sessions and workshops for both start up’s and existing businesses who want to grow and develop. There are two tailored programmes available and both include 12 hours of free business advice and support including workshops.

Start-up & Grow programme is for pre –start or new businesses who want to explore how to set up and develop a business.

Growth Support Programme is support for existing businesses who wish to grow or expand or just wish to have a review of their existing business strategy. The service includes a free business diagnostic and a further 9 hours of support to explore areas you wish to develop.

Both programmes are funded through the European Regional Development fund and are available to businesses across Torridge and North Devon.

Councillor Bob Hicks – Lead Member for the Economy at Torridge Council said:

“This is great opportunity for both fledgling and already established businesses to get some free advice that will hopefully help them achieve even greater success. We look forward to helping as many businesses as possible through the tailored approach on offer.

Councillor Pat Barker – Lead Councillor for Regeneration at North Devon Council said:

“Starting a business can be quite daunting and so it is great that North Devon + can offer this help and support to help people get off the ground and then offer further support to help them grow. North Devon needs more businesses and better jobs and so it’s essential that we provide them with the tools these businesses need to grow and prosper.”

To find out more please call Victoria Fether on 01237 426 426, visit our website, [email protected]

Notes to editors:

As this programme is EU funded we must ensure any PR or publications include the EU logo (please see attachment): and a credit to state that the Start-up & Grow programme is run by YTKO and the Growth Support programme is run by Devon County Council.

For more information regarding this press release contact: Victoria Fether, Programme Support Coordinator at North Devon+ on 01237 426426 or [email protected]

About North Devon+
North Devon+ is the chief economic delivery agency for North Devon and Torridge. We aim to deliver positive change, creating a more productive economy and more prosperous communities. Our role is to ensure our area thrives as a place in which to live, learn, work and visit. Our primary focus is on regeneration and business development. We work with Torridge District Council, North Devon Council, Devon County Council and the private sector to deliver projects and initiatives that encourage and support business growth, improve quality of life, and address social and economic inequalities. North Devon+ is a member of the National Enterprise Network. To find out more visit


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