Whether you are looking to start a new business, develop an existing one, or relocate your business to the Forest of Dean, we can help you access the information and advice you need:
Advice on starting or growing a business
A wealth of advice on starting, running or growing a business is available from a number of organisations.
Further information about these can be accessed via the following link: Business Support Organisations
Business Coaching for Growth
The new service dedicated to helping companies realise an ambition to double in three years Business Coaching for Growth specialises in delivering tailor-made growth support packages, including matching expert business coaches, for companies determined to realise controlled and accelerated growth. Every one of our 800 plus experts has a track record in creating fast and sustained growth and in helping businesses break through the barriers that are holding them back. We also introduce you to the finance and business development experts you need and to a community of other like-minded, fasttrack companies.
Business Coaching for Growth is a partnership between four leading business growth specialists and government and is targeted to deliver growth. You grow, the economy grows. We will…
UNLOCK THE IDEAS AND INNOVATIONS THAT WILL HELP YOU BREAK THROUGH TO THE NEXT LEVEL.
Our growth potential assessment uncovers the often invisible barriers holding you back. We deliver valuable insights that will underpin your growth plan and get your business onto a sustained fast track.
MATCH YOUR COMPANY WITH A BUSINESS EXPERT WHO UNDERSTANDS YOU AND KNOWS YOUR SECTOR.
Their advice will be relevant, practical and achievable. They will help you develop your growth plan and be there to support you as you grow.
PUT TOGETHER A GROWTH PACKAGE TAILORED TO YOUR BUSINESS
We mix 1-to-1 coaching with workshops and masterclasses. We tackle issues that directly affect your business, be they finance,innovation, marketing, leadership, management and more.
MAKE IMPORTANT NETWORKS WORK FOR YOU.
We can assist with accessing funding to drive your growth and connect you with businesses that have travelled a similar path and have invaluable advice to share.
HOW DO I APPLY?
If you’re a business absolutely determined to grow, visit:
Private enterprise in partnership with government
Help for Young Entrepreneurs
The RBS Group supports the youth enterprise in the UK. Of course, this is partly ensuring young entrepreneurs both know about and have access to our range of financial services. But it also means working with the youth enterprise sector to help close the generational enterprise gap.
If you are looking for premises for your business please click on the following link: Business Premises
Business Grants & Loans
If you are looking to identify any grants or loans for which your business may be eligible please click on the following link: Business Grants
Need Help with Energy Costs?
Are you a business based in the Forest of Dean District?
Have you noticed the spiralling energy costs of your business?
Do you think that there is an opportunity for you to reduce the amount of energy waste where you work?
A whole range of no and low cost measures can be simply and effectively introduced to make a real difference to your bills. If you own a business in the Forest of Dean District, or work in a business that you think could improve its energy performance then there is FREE help to identify and implement energy saving measures.
In partnership with the Forest of Dean Local Action Group, Severn Wye Energy Agency (an independent charity) are offering a free on-site energy survey to identify opportunities and help you reduce the ever rising cost of energy.
We are offering site surveys, face to face presentation of findings and assistance in making positive changes to your energy management, absolutely free of charge.
We have already helped more than 200 businesses throughout Gloucestershire to realise significant reductions in their energy costs and would be pleased to discuss how you could do the same.
The Commercial Services team provides advice and support for anyone starting or running a tourism business. Read more
Other council services
Forest of Dean District Council offers a range of other advice and services for businesses, including the following:
- Planning & development control
- Building control
- Commercial waste
- Health & environment
- Housing advice
To find out more please click on the following link: Council services