Where to find business advice

Exeter City Council We have a dedicated team that provides a coordinated relocation, support and advice service for businesses. A network of commercial agents, developers and business centres help us to offer an efficient confidential service at every stage. Please get in touch by emailing invest@exeter.gov.uk or telephone +44(0)1392 265134.

Better Business for All (bbfa)

Bbfa is a local partnership between businesses, business support and regulators and across Devon and Somerset to promote local economic prosperity, whilst maintaining public protection. BBfA aims to improve how regulatory services are delivered in Devon & Somerset and to show how working with your local regulators can save you time and money, improve your competitiveness and help you grow your business.

To find out more information, go to Devon and Somerset Trading Standards.

Exeter Business Support Exeter Business Support is free and offers help to local people on how to plan, launch and develop a business in Exeter. For more information: Exeter Business Support

Innovation Centre Peninsula Innovations Limited (PIL) is the operator of the Innovation Centre at the University of Exeter and The Exeter Science Park Centre. PIL provides business & technology support services for clients in the centre of Exeter and those in outlying areas. For more information: Centre Exeter - Space For Success

Exeter College The Business Solutions team at Exeter College provides flexible training, advice and development solutions for business and the community, incorporating a dedicated training suite in the heart of Exeter.   For more information: Exeter College Business Solutions

The University of Exeter The University is a research-intensive Top 20 institution. It plays an active part in the local business community.  Various initiatives help local businesses, big or small, to achieve their commercial objectives. For more information: University of Exeter - Working with Business

The Fruit Tree for Business The Fruit Tree offers a practical (paid-for) advice and support service for new and existing small businesses in the South West. Specialists employed by this organisation have particular skills in developing social enterprise and co-operatives. This initiative is also supported by Working Links, Westward Pathways, Job Centre Plus and Workways. For more information: The Fruit Tree

Business is Great (Britain) can help make your business idea happen. Whether you're looking to test your ideas, or develop your financial and planning skills, this initiative can give you the support and inspiration you need by highlighting real-life examples of success. It also provides links to key business support advice, pointing you to top tools available from Businesslink, Start Up Britain and a whole range of partners. You can get more information about how you can start your business from Business is Great (Britain) and GOV.UK.

Entrepreneur Handbook provides expert advice and guides for UK small businesses and entrepreneurs. For more information on starting and running a business visit: Entrepreneur Handbook, Starting a business, Growing a business

When this content has been updated

Last updated 22 May 2017