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North Devon+ launch next phase of Free Business Support for regions businesses – Business BOOST programme

The latest round of business support packages has just been announced by North Devon+, the region’s economic delivery partner for both Torridge and North Devon District Councils.

The programme is the second phase of their successful Business BOOST programme, which has already supported 128 businesses across a variety of different business sectors. The  assistance has focused on helping businesses take an in depth view of their circumstances, priorities and options to create and implement realistic action plans for development and growth. The programme has also been helping business owners incorporate effective restart and recovery approaches following the disruption wrought by the recent covid pandemic.

The Business BOOST programme will be funded by both local authorities through grants from central governments UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKPSF) as part of the levelling up agenda. The scheme is aimed at small and micro businesses, with up to 50 employees with a turnover of less than £10m. Phase two will continue to provide free one to one businesses  support tailored to the needs of their business. As well as working with a business advisor entrepreneurs may also be eligible for a small business support grant of up to £1,500 subject to qualifying criteria and available funding.

Councillor Bob Hicks Lead Member for Economy and Estates at Torridge District Council said:

“The first phase of the programme has already helped many businesses improve their performance, grow and develop, create jobs, increase turnover and reduce costs. Quite an achievement in what remains a difficult trading environment. We look forward to further success led by the team at North Devon+.” 

Councillor Malcolm Prowse Lead Member for Economic Development and Regeneration at North Devon District Council says:

“Businesses have really been able to prosper from the one to one design of the Business BOOST programme, which tailors the support with an understanding of the specific needs and circumstances of each business. We would encourage both first time and experienced business owners to get in touch and find out how their own business could also benefit from this approach.”

For more information on the programme and how to book your appointment please contact quoting Business Boost, your name and contact details.