The following organisations can provide support, help and advice.
Warwick District Council Enterprise Team
We can provide business support for existing and new businesses. If you are thinking about starting a new business and want to find out what help and advice is available contact the Enterprise Team at Althorpe Enterprise Hub.
The Enterprise Team can also provide practical support offering business premises for new or early start ups. Serviced offices are available on 3 month notice licences and there is the option of hot-desking.
Coventry & Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP)
CWLEP is a locally owned partnership between local businesses, authorities, education providers, the FSB and the Chamber of Commerce. It plays a central role in determining local economic priorities and undertaking activities to drive economic growth and the creation of local jobs. CWLEP Website.
CW Growth Hub
The Growth Hub is a central support and brokerage organisation, working with businesses on a range of issues including skills, innovation, property, planning, access to finance and international trade.
The CW Growth Hub's team of experienced account managers have worked with a wide range of businesses to support growth, create jobs and increase turnover and profitably. CW Growth Hub website.
Advice and services are available online at Gov.uk - the government's website. Support is focussed on helping businesses to start up, develop and grow and is supported by a Helpline: 0845 600 9006 (9am - 6pm Monday to Friday).
Warwickshire County Council
Visit the county council website for business services and advice.
Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce
The Chamber’s Business Support Team offers a range of business services.
Federation of Small Businesses
FSB members can use the following contact details for assistance:
- Legal Helpline Tel: 08450 727 727
- Financial Helpline Tel: 08000 193 633
- FSB Website
University of Warwick and Coventry University
For more information on the help available, and contact details see the following
Jobcentre Plus (JCP)
Providing support with your individual staffing issues and access to a Rapid Response service for businesses making redundancies.
- Coventry and Warwickshire Tel: 02476 232598
- Contact Jobcentre Plus
Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS)
ACAS provides advice and guidance on all legal issues connected to business restructuring, alternatives to redundancy or the legislation regarding making redundancies, ensuring the principles of good practice are applied to the way all staff are treated.
- General Helpline: 08457 474747
- Contact No. for West Midlands based ACAS Advisers is 08457 38 37 36
- ACAS Website
International Trade - Open to Export
This is a community driven service to help small and medium size businesses looking to expand their business internationally. It provides access to advice and support from specialists, enabling you to grow your business overseas. Open to Export website.
CUE Business Solutions
Free business support programme for businesses that are either pre start-up or have been registered for less than 12 months and are based in Coventry or Warwickshire. Contact Paul Bennett on firstname.lastname@example.org for further information or to register.