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

Other Local Support Organisations

West Midlands Incubation Programme – Free advice & mentoring support
Tel 02476 158107

Warwickshire Apprenticeship Hub – for apprenticeship & recruitment matters
01926 412649

Invest in Warwickshire – for commercial premises search
Tel 01926 412140

UK Trade & Investment – helping businesses grow internationally
02476 654272

Coventry & Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership – central private/public-sector body driving economic growth
01926 418000

Shakespeare’s England – the region’s official membership based Destination Management Organisation
01789 260677

Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce – business support for members & non-members, new business start-up programme
02476 654321

Federation of Small Businesses – campaigning for small firms & to Keep Trade Local
02476 403895/0808 2020888

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

To find out what’s going on at Venture House see our Events page.

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