The South West Growth Service believes that each business faces different issues and opportunities that cannot be addressed by a single model or approach.

We recognise that our combined skillsets are stronger when used in combination rather than alone. We also know what we don’t know – but we also know great people who can cover the don’t know areas!

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We always stay by our clients' side throughout the whole journey of change and growth, rather than just pointing them in the right general direction. We work with carefully selected partners in order to be able to help our clients achieve their ambitions, and to be able to access a range of skills and resources beyond our own. 

Our partners and their services are listed below.

Our partners

Bitpod specialises in creating video and animation content to help convert your website visitors into customers. With a strong marketing and web technology background, the Bitpod team work as part of your business to produce effective digital content. Based in Exeter, Bitpod offers in-studio video services for local clients and on-location services throughout the UK.

Acronyms are committed to providing businesses with exceptional, tailored IT & unified comms that are fit for purpose and exceed our clients’ expectations. Built on a simple ethos to sell the correct solution, we have combined quality of service with a passion for technology, to become a trusted provider in our field.

Tilney is a multi-award winning financial planning and investment company with over 180 years of experience, looking after more than £23 billion on behalf of our clients. We employ more than 1,000 staff nationally and work with clients all across the South West via our local offices in Exeter and Bristol. All of our services are underpinned by a disciplined investment process and delivered by some of the UK’s most experienced and highly qualified professionals.

We can offer advice on many different issues surrounding both your business and personal wealth including business protection; exiting your business, focusing on transferring your business wealth back into personal wealth tax-efficiently and providing specialist support to both you and your corporate adviser; pensions and retirement; estate and inheritance planning; tax-efficient investing and investment management.

Investments can go down as well as up and you may not get back the amount invested

To find out how we can help you and your business, please contact our Exeter office on 01392 260640 or email [email protected]

Griffin Chartered Accountants is a fresh, entrepreneurial accountancy business that has experienced impressive levels of growth over recent years. This is very much down to referrals from existing clients happy with the service they have received from an exceptional team. We are delighted to be working with South West Growth Service, drawing on our expertise in accountancy, audit and tax services to help other businesses achieve greater success.

Inspire is a not for profit business support organisation delivering the Heart of the South West Scale-Up program in Devon and Somerset. Our mission is to educate and empower ambitious business leaders to develop and implement a winning strategy and proposition, connect quickly to resources and collaborate with other like-minded, like challenged businesses to share experiences and knowledge. We are endorsed by the scale up institute and official partners of the Goldman Sachs 10K small business program in the South West. 

If you run an established business and need support to get you through the next phase in growth, please get in touch.

Tom Dent – Inspire - Regional Director - Devon

[email protected]

07730 870192

The HR Dept is the UK’s largest network of HR professionals providing outsourced HR support. Our clients vary, from tiny start-ups to established brands, across all industries. We pride ourselves on delivering cost-effective employment law advice and HR solutions that leave you free to concentrate on growing your business. If you are looking to outsource your HR completely or just need help with a one off project, our HR and employment law solutions will support you in achieving your business goals. The HR Dept monthly advice line provides SME business owners with additional peace of mind to know that they are covered by employment tribunal insurance.

Belinda Newton heads the team at the HR Dept Exeter and has been with the HR Dept since May 2010. She is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD and has over 25 years’ business experience not only as a senior HR professional but also with hands on staff management experience across a wide range of types of businesses, as well as experience of running her own business, so she knows what problems you can face.

Helena White heads the HR Dept Torbay and Ivybridge and joined the HR Dept in 2018 with over 25 years’ senior HR experience. She is a Chartered Member of the CIPD and brings her corporate experience to provide support to small and medium businesses.

South West Foreign Exchange Ltd is the South West's leading provider of foreign exchange and risk management services. We work with private individuals and companies facilitating any overseas or inward bound foreign currency payments. We deal with any sized transfer, making sure that competitive exchange rates and unbeatable service are at the forefront of what we do. We have been operating in the South West for 10 years, dealing with many South West based clients fulfilling their foreign currency needs. 

We do not look to alter our clients main banking arrangements in any way, we purely offer an specialist service which buys and sells currency at far better exchange rates than most banks are willing to offer, increasing your profit margins and carefully monitoring your currency exposure. 

If you are not sure what margin you are being charged by your incumbent then do give us a call to see what improvement we can make.

Please contact Tim Sheehan – [email protected] or call the office on 01548 857009.

Topgroves are experts in supporting and coaching businesses achieve growth and change transformation and workforce development strategy, consultancy, and project management.

Workforce development, planning and transformation strategies are key to driving up recruitment, improving retention, increasing productivity, and creating efficiencies. With our strong background and specialist skills in training, workforce development and human resources we help businesses to grow and to feel confident they have a sustainable workforce in place for now and in the future.  

To find out how we can help you and your business, please contact [email protected] 

Established in 1785, Tozers are a leading South West law firm with offices in Exeter, Teignmouth and Newton Abbot providing a comprehensive legal service. They know every case and every client is different and, as partners to you, they are always looking for ways to keep things moving forwards. In fact, they go out of our way to get to know you and understand what really matters to you.

This attentive service coupled with the skills and experience of their lawyers, who range from sector leading advisers to trusted legal experts with local networks, help them to help you.

Whether you are pursuing an opportunity or dealing with a problem, Tozers’ lawyers will develop a partnership with you, like no other you have experienced with a legal professional. Not only will they take time to understand you, your needs, and the depths of your situation, their talented and experienced professionals will work with you from start to finish, applying their pertinent expertise and experience with your best interests at heart.  

For more information on how Tozers can help you or your business call us on 01392 207020 or email them at [email protected]

Becoming a partner

If you are passionate about helping businesses in the South West to succeed, and believe you have a product or service that we could offer through our partnership programme then please get in touch with us to find out more.

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