Business Planning

Getting your business off the ground

Our Enterprise Advisor will discuss the type of business you’re looking to set up and identify and refer you to the most suitable avenue of support.

That support can range from:

  • Developing a business plan
  • Financial management/planning
  • Marketing and promotion including social media
  • Tax/Insurance/Other legal requirements
  • Identifying & applying for appropriate finance
  • Finding the correct location for your business

To ensure you receive the best possible support we refer to a range of partners providing specialist support and guidance.


Our partners include:

Enterprise Revolution

An organisation to help potential entrepreneurs become enterprise ready and self-employed.  Their offer includes specialist support, such as:

  • In-depth support and training sessions
  • Interactive workshops
  • One to one coaching to overcome initial barriers

Further information is available at: https://enterpriserevolution.co.uk/

Prince’s Trust

Work with 18 to 30-year-olds to turn big ideas into a business reality through their Enterprise Programme. Prince’s Trust can help kick start a new business by providing:

  • Finance advice and marketing tools
  • Online and interactive training resources
  • Mentoring support

Further information is available at: https://www.princes-trust.org.uk/

To find out more information on developing a business plan, please contact Ainsley Mullen, Enterprise Advisor

Business Engagement Team

T +44 (0) 1642 444366


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