Enterprising West of England

NSEA delivers North Somerset’s business support service on behalf of the Enterprising West Of England Programme. This is part funded by the European Regional Development Framework and delivered in partnership with the four local authorities across the West of England, Business West, the Prince’s Trust and YTKO. The scheme helps pre-start businesses test their ideas, plan their business and kick-start their success!

For new and established businesses there is help on a range of topics to support improvement and growth, including help to create an investment readiness plan and grants to help choose the right business coach to suit growth ambitions.

For pre-start businesses:

  • One to one business counselling, information and training, help and support
  • 3 Day Starting in Business Course
  • Free or low-cost practical training seminars
  • Business mentoring, coaching and networking opportunities
  • Dedicated support for social enterprises and creative businesses
  • Specialist support for women in business and rural companies
  • Free or subsidised professional advice and consultancy from qualified legal, IT, marketing, accountancy and taxation practitioners
  • The opportunity to gain business qualifications

For new and growing businesses:

  • Advice, coaching and mentoring to help your business grow
  • Low-cost practical training
  • Ideas and information to help your business move forward
  • Solutions to business problems
  • Sources of business finance/investment readiness
  • Networking opportunities and contacts
  • Business Clinics with local experts


Contact us TODAY to find out what we can do for YOUR business