Business West’s mission is to remove barriers to business growth to ensure long-term, sustainable wealth creation in the South West region, our ambition is to make this area the best place to live and work. We achieve this by helping businesses of all shapes and sizes to start, grow, export and innovate, in addition to educating and informing them and campaigning on their behalf to tackle the widespread problems and challenges that they face.
From start-up to scale-up, our service teams deliver the support your business needs to flourish in the South West. In 2016 alone we helped more than 850 businesses start-up, supported over 500 businesses to access over £4.5M in Government Start-up Loans, provided 35,000 export documents and helped nearly 2,000 companies with their plans to
export. As well as aiding hundreds of companies of all sizes to seize the opportunities that innovation offers.
Not having to pay dividends and with no stock market to impress, we are in the privileged position of being able to deep dive in order to understand what is really holding business back. Our unique journey has taught us how to ask the right questions so we understand exactly what a business needs to succeed and then deliver best in class solutions to make success a reality.
We encourage local councils to communicate with each other to create regionwide joined up solutions. We challenge central government policy over issues that impact on the southwest – a whole raft of issues – from infrastructure, transport and digital connectivity to energy, housing and skills. When business grows the result is a better future for everyone, owners, stakeholders, employees and the region as a whole.