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"Meet the Expert" Business Support Programme

What’s on Offer?

If you’re looking for new ways to make more money and find new customers, "Meet the Expert" Business Support Programme will help. The support on offer from the programme is EU funded and completely free to businesses in Devon.


The Programme offers eligible SMEs an initial 3 hour diagnostic to support their plans to grow or expand.  Businesses will be then be offered the opportunity to access a further 9 hours support, which aims to increase growth and business efficiency.


Following the diagnostic process, businesses may be eligible to access a £1,000 fixed sum grant for external consultancy support, which could be used to access a range of advice, such as:



Sales and marketing




Legal advice

Innovation and intellectual property

HR and recruitment

Skills and workforce development

Strategy and management

Business expansion

Supply chain


As part of this support package, you will also be signposted to external agencies, such as local and specialist business support organisations, training providers and trading standards.


Who’s it for?

ERDF eligible businesses based in Devon.


For more information please contact:

Emily Collacott, Business Relationship Manager, Plymouth City Council

Tel: 01752 307895


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