"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 our area.

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 (contact to check eligibility)

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