Free 1-2-1 Business Advice Drop In

West of England Growth Hub In-Residence days

On the third Thursday of every month, The Stable is pleased to bring a new business advice service to you for free throughout 2019, a monthly 'in residence' day with advisors from the West of England Growth Hub. Their experts will be here at The Stable to help answer your start-up, business growth and related questions. This is your opportunity to access free, face-to-face support within your business community, to meet your business’s needs. (Provisional dates for 2019 are going live online in late 2018 and are Jan 17, Feb 21 and Mar 21. Please get in touch to check these dates prior to arriving). 

What is the Growth Hub?

The West of England Growth Hub supports businesses throughout Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire so that they can innovate, grow and thrive. It achieves this by linking businesses together so that they can support and collaborate with each other.

What doest the Growth Hub do?

The Growth Hub provides information on a wide variety of topics including: start-up, employment, finance, sales, skills, marketing, exporting and statutory regulations. The Growth Hub's Support Provider directory is an easy way to access a wide variety of professionals, government programmes, training events and courses, you can find their Web Portal here. They also offer up to 12 hours of free support tailored to the needs and goals of your
business, listening to your vision for your business and your views on the challenges you face.

Based on your conversations, the Growth Hub can link you with appropriate support providers who have the expertise to help with your current and future needs.

What are its 'in-residence' days?

The Growth Hub in-residence days are a drop-in service, giving you the opportunity to talk to the Growth Hub's team in your own business community. You can talk to them about your ambitions, the challenges currently facing your business and any support requirements you feel you may need.

You set the timeframe. Your appointments can be anything from five to 45 minutes depending on your needs. So don't feel you have to spend a whole day or half day here, if half an hour over lunch is what you can manage, that's fine, just get in touch to pen that in. Some businesses approach us with quick questions; others wish to discuss their business models or overarching strategy and look for the hub to provide a more in-depth package of support. You set the agenda, and they’ll respond to your needs.

If you don’t have time to speak to the Growth Hub' staff when they're in, you can also just pop in to leave a card and they'll be in touch to organise a telephone conversation, arranged at a time to suit you.

If you’re keen to get some free support from the Growth Hub and would like to secure a set slot please email them directly using this Growth Hub email

The West of England Growth Hub services are free to all businesses throughout the West of England. The level of service they offer is universal, regardless of size, sector or location.

Business support at The Stable

If you are interesting in discussing this or different types of business support at The Stable - either in getting support or if you are yourself a support provider - call 01934 315 305 or email The Stable to get the conversation started. Memberships at The Stable (hotdesking packages start at just £59+VAT per month) also come with free room credit so members can also hold their own meetings and gatherings here in our bright and contemporary meeting rooms.