"Mike was extremely helpful and I can't thank him enough for his excellent advice and support." -- Philip Lacey 'Bluewave IT Services


Business start-up support for people residing in the Bideford area is provided by The Bideford Bridge Trust

The  Bideford Business Start-Up Programme, is a Bideford Bridge Trust project, which has been operating since1994, which is managed by Mike Lillis.

Mike Lillis is the project manager and lead adviser/mentor.

He has had a wide work experience including management positions in the industrial, public and charitable sectors. He has set up, managed and developed a number of businesses. Mike also has many years of experience as a start-up business adviser and mentor, having established the Bideford Business Start-Up programme with the Bideford Bridge Trust in 1994.

Mike has held consultant contracts to produce Business and Training Plans for established small businesses and has been an Investors in People Adviser.

In addition to his Honours Degree, Diploma in Management, and other qualifications, Mike holds a Masters Degree in Training which included specialising in the development of entrepreneurial skills.