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What is Enterprise Mendip?

This initiative between Mendip District Council, Mendip's Chambers of Commerce and Strode College is here to provide information and support to start-up businesses in the area.

Enterprise Mendip is a new initiative, developed in partnership between Mendip District Council, Strode College and the Mendip Chambers of Commerce at Frome, Shepton Mallet, Street (with Glastonbury) and Wells.

Free training

Enterprise Mendip will soon be hosting various Business Development workshops.  These will comprise a series for established businesses looking to grow and a different series for start-up businesses in the early stages.  To register your interest in attending a workshop, please complete this survey.  The workshops will be free to Mendip based businesses.

Starting a business

By providing business support events, guidance on funding and finance, access to flexible workspace, recruitment and HR information as well as top tips on winning business, the partnership aims to help more people starting their own business in Mendip.  Each of the local Chambers will be running different events and activities to help new start-ups gain confidence.

Growing a business

Businesses who want to expand and grow need access to information about new markets, industry innovations, growth and equity finance. The partnership aims to help expanding businesses to access support and grow their business in Mendip.  Your local Chamber of Commerce can provide excellent networking opportunities, idea and advice forums and local market information and contacts.

HotSW Growth Hub

Visit the Growth Hub for more infomation on business support programmes, workshops, training, export assistance and the latest news across the County.

More information

pdf icon Enterprise Mendip Guide [765kb]  A comprehensive guide to the tools and resources available and the various things to consider when starting a business

Sign Up

For the latest news, subscribe to our Mendip Business News with details of local and regional business events, finance and funding advice and top tips for entrepreneurs, follow us @Mendip Economy on Twitter and join the conversation at the Enterprise Mendip Group on LinkedIn.

Last modified: 17 May 2017