The Heart of the South West Pop Up Business Cafes

From now until the end of April, the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership is running a series of free Pop-Up Business Cafés at established café venues across the area.

They are informal events co-hosted with a local business organisation offering one-to-one ‘no pressure, no sales pitch’ advice from volunteer business experts. The Business Cafés are for budding and experienced business leaders and entrepreneurs.

The Business Cafés aim to raise awareness of the benefits of business support and the range of support available to them locally to make their organisation more productive and successful.

Popular topics of conversation include accounting, business planning, structures, finance raising, growth, HR, marketing, regulations, nuclear supply chain management, recruitment, selling, social media, training, tax, websites and many more.

15 events have already been planned in Devon, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay, they start at either 8am or 9am until 12 midday.

Full details and registration instructions are at and more events will be added as they are arranged. Alternatively, the Heart of the South West Growth Hub booking team can be contacted on 03456 047 047.

The Business Cafes complement the main “Service for All” element of the Growth Hub, which started to operate last month, providing a one-stop shop for business advice and signposting.

Heart of the South West LEP Chair Steve Hindley said: “I urge anyone with a business in the Heart of the South West to come along to one of our Pop Up Business Cafes for free one-to-one advice from volunteer business experts.

“These events offer a conversation worth having, based on a smart and informed look at your business or start up idea, and they are taking place throughout Devon, Plymouth Somerset and Torbay until the end of April.”