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Thrive Business Support Programme Extended until July 2023

Many small businesses in Devon, Somerset, Plymouth and Torbay would benefit from free one-to-one business support but are unaware of where to access such support.

Fortunately Thrive, the popular business support programme for small business owners, has announced the extension of its services until the end of July 2023.

The programme’s one-to-one business support ensures that each participant receives fully-funded advice and personalized guidance to address their unique challenges and opportunities. From refining marketing strategies to bolstering resilience, growth, recruitment, and more, Thrive’s dedicated business advisors are ready to assist SME’s at every stage.

Thrive is overseen by the Heart of the South West Growth Hub. David Hynd, Project and Programme Manager of the Growth Hub says: “The extension of the Thrive programme until the end of July 2023 is a fantastic opportunity for our local small businesses. We are committed to empowering local entrepreneurs and equipping them with essential tools for success. By extending Thrive, we aim to drive economic growth, create employment opportunities, and help businesses reach new markets.”

Businesses new to the programme or those who have attended Thrive workshops (excluding 1-2-1 sessions) are entitled to a complimentary one-to-one support session, providing an individualized experience that addresses specific business goals and objectives.

Since its inception, Thrive has been instrumental in empowering over 600 local businesses and feedback from past Thrive participants has been overwhelmingly positive:

“Brilliant! My discussions with the advisor were incredibly helpful and supportive. I have successfully implemented multiple aspects of their advice and now feel much more in control.”

“Amazing! It was such a fantastic opportunity for our small business to receive the support we needed.”

“The support I received was first-rate. The expertise provided has made a tangible difference to our business.”

Small business owners in Devon, Somerset, Plymouth and Torbay are encouraged to seize this opportunity by visiting: THRIVE – Heart of sw growthhub and completing the short registration form. Once registered, an experienced business advisor will reach out to schedule a one-to-one session.

Interested businesses are urged to act now to secure their place, as the extension of the Thrive support ends in July 2023.