The South West Growth Service supports all types of organisations that have a desire to adapt, develop and grow.
We will only make recommendations that we believe will help your business. When we don't have the expertise, we introduce you to the people who do.
Through our partner network we can help you to find commercially experienced and insightful experts who are driven by supporting businesses in the South West.
Whatever your business, its ambition, its size, its age or its turnover, South West Growth Service can help it to change, grow and succeed.
Whatever your business, product or service, we can help you to realise its potential with tailored business advice, support and connections.

Tackling the South West skills shortage

There’s no getting away from the fact that there’s a skill shortage across the South West. Fast growth in cities like Exeter coupled with a low level of unemployment, and some uncertainty with regards to Brexit, means that the recruitment of certain skill sets isn’t as easy as it used to be with less people actively looking for new jobs.

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Driving your profits through Operational Excellence

“Operations” are often wrongly viewed as the unglamorous part of a business – not strategic, not lucrative, no real intellect required, and, let’s be honest, a bit….grubby. This view is not just totally wrong but ignores the fact that companies that successfully build lean processes will be more successful, more valuable and much, much more profitable.

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South West Growth Service expands partner offer in a Bigwave way

South West Growth Service, the management consultancy that supports ambitious businesses across the South West peninsula, has expanded its range of partners with the addition of Bigwave media.

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Riding the Curve

Setting up and then growing a business can feel like a white knuckle ride - full of expectation and adrenaline, with the highs and lows that punctuate every turn. The experience can be exhilarating, emotional and transformational. One of the reasons it feels this way for those involved is because, consciously or subconsciously, they are riding one of nature's oldest predictive models - the S Curve.

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Forget Brexit, it’s time for PreExit!

Since the Brexit announcement, South West Growth Service is experiencing an increase in the number of enquiries from business owners seeking confidential discussions about how their exit might look like for them and their business. Accordingly, it has developed a 3 phase approach to help them get their business ready - a PreExit approach.

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Boost your productivity - book your next holiday!

Taking time away from the business can feel like playing truant but is essential for recharging batteries and stimulating new thinking. Katharine Bourke of South West Growth Service explores the benefits of time-off to improve productivity, innovation and better decision making.

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