Business Support

Free on-site business support provided by business experts is available to both Venture House clients and other businesses in the Stratford District.   A representative from the Coventry & Warwickshire LEP Growth Hub is a single point of contact for information, advice and support on all things business, including:

  • Starting a business
  • Access to finance, grants and funding opportunities
  • Skills and training support
  • Business planning
  • Planning and property advice
  • International trade assistance
  • Innovating new products and services
  • Seeking new commercial premises

Onsite business support is available by prior appointment by contacting 0300 060 3747 or contact@cwgrowthhub.co.uk.

Other Local Support Organisations

Coventry & Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership – central private/public-sector body driving economic growth
01926 418000
contact@cwlep.com
www.cwlep.com

Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce – business support for members & non-members, new business start-up programme
02476 654321
info@cw-chamber.co.uk
www.cw-chamber.co.uk

Coventry & Warwickshire Reinvestment Trust – financing businesses and supporting people through their specialised business support services.
02476 551 777
https://www.cwrt.uk.com/

Coventry University Enterprises Ltd – helping companies to innovate grow and internationalise, locally and internationally.
02476 236406
businesssolutions@cueltd.co.uk
www.cuebusinesssolutions.com

Business Ready – an innovative business readiness support package primarily for tech-based SMEs with the characteristics and ambition for growth.
02476 323121
businessready@uwsp.co.uk
www.business-ready.co.uk

WMG (University of Warwick) – working with businesses through their innovation journey, including short and longer term projects.
024 765 74299
wmgsme@warwick.ac.uk
https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/wmg/business/innovationexperience/

Federation of Small Businesses – campaigning for small firms & to Keep Trade Local
02476 403895/0808 2020888
www.fsb.org.uk

Warwickshire Apprenticeship Hub – for apprenticeship & recruitment matters
01926 412649
apprentice@warwickshire.gov.uk
www.warwickshire.gov.uk/getanapprentice

West Midlands Incubation Programme – Free advice & mentoring support
Tel 02476 158107
wmincubation@cad.coventry.ac.uk
www.coventry.ac.uk/WMIP

Invest in Warwickshire – for commercial premises search
Tel 01926 412140
invest@warwickshire.gov.uk
www.invest.warwickshire.gov.uk

UK Trade & Investment – helping businesses grow internationally
02476 654272
Mick.page@mobile.ukti.gov.uk
www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-trade-investment

Shakespeare’s England – the region’s official membership based Destination Management Organisation
01789 260677
enquiries@shakespeares-england.co.uk
www.shakespeares-england.co.uk

Warwickshire Rural Hub – inspiring farms & rural businesses to learn from one another & to encourage their businesses to prosper
07780 159291
info@ruralhub.org.uk
www.ruralhub.org.uk

Other Useful Contacts

National Business Helpline – government business support by phone and online

New Enterprise Allowance Scheme (Job Centre Plus) – providing money and support to help those getting certain benefits to start their own business

Prince’s Trust’s Enterprise Programme for those aged 18-30 with a business idea

Start Up Britain –  a campaign by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs offer inspiration, resources and guidance to help people start and grow their own business

Trading Standards’ Business Companion – for trading standards & consumer protection legislation

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