"Excellent service, help and advice." -- Jerry Hurrell 'Southwest Lighting Solutions


We provide free advice and guidance to anyone considering starting a small business, or becoming self-employed. in northern Devon.

We can assist you with all your business planning, support your search for start-up funding, and signpost you to other sources of professional support.

We are currently operating the:

  • Bideford Business Start-Up Programme a programme managed by Mike Lillis and funded by the Bideford Bridge Trust.

The Programme provides free advice and guidance, and assists applicants in submitting a bid for a grant (currently up to £5,000) to the Bideford Bridge Trust.

To be eligible for the grant, the applicant has to reside in the Bideford area.

For more information, or to arrange an appointment, please email startupnorthdevon@gmail.com