Finance support for all stages of your business journey 

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Money talks. Costs, profit, income, turnover, inflation, loans, financing, donations, cashflow capital debt and credit. You need to be all over these to make your business a success.

Whether you are running your business from a bag of receipts and a spreadsheet, or turning over millions, there is always more you can learn to help your business have a better financial footing and the Growth Hub business support programmes are here to help.

We have a range of business support programmes that could help you and your business. Below are some of the details of what is on offer, plus we have access to a database of information and resources to help with your business questions.

You don’t have to worry about which support is right for you - that is why the Growth Hub are here! Together we will have a free business review to discuss all the options and point you in the right direction.



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If you are starting a business, Breakthrough offers an overview of financial options and planning.


Access to Finance supports businesses, from pre-start to mature organisations, to improve their management skills and raise finance. They can help with:

  • Forecasting
  • Financial management
  • Understanding various types of finance
  • How to create business plan/pitch deck
  • How to create financial forecasts/cashflow
  • Equity investment
  • Crowd funding
  • Debt
  • Asset finance


STRIDE can help if you are creating new and innovative product concepts services to think about the finances of your new ideas. They can support with:

  • R&D tax credits
  • Cost benefit analysis
  • Cost strategies and market share
  • Price placement


Evolve Futures' Clean Energy & Marine programme can provide advice on accessing finance and putting together bid applications especially focussed on these sectors.


Evolve Futures' Start-up Fundamentals is a series of events and mentoring for start-up and early-stage businesses. At the events you can hear from industry experts, speakers from the University of Exeter, and other local successful business owners. Join in person or online on themes such as sustainable finance and R&D tax credits.


Social return on investment [SROI] Two day workshops from Evolve Futures talk you through practical skills and tools to implement SROI into your organisation. Plus, how to measure and demonstrate impact and social value to win new funding bids or contracts.