This website is Coast to Capital's Business Navigator - a web portal for businesses. It includes an online directory of business support organisations and a calendar of business events in the Coast to Capital region. It also includes resources and videos. The aim of the Business Navigator service is to help businesses in the region quickly find the most relevant support.

Please call to speak with a Business Navigator who can help guide you through the support available and help identify the most appropriate solutions for you.

This site  acts as a signposting tool that links to existing websites of support organisations and other local, regional and national business support initiatives.


What's the big idea?

Supporting business startups and growth businesses is crucial to the UK's future competitiveness. Growth creates employment, which in turn generates wellbeing, both directly and indirectly.


What does it cost?


The Business Navigator service is free to users. The business-support organisations we refer you to may provide free, subsidised or charged-for services.  

Business Support Navigator Service:
FREE search advice and support to help your business start and grow.
Call 0800 977 4146

For further support please call the business navigators on 0800 977 4146

Amanda Geel

Business Adviser

Andrew Dennis

Business Adviser

Claire Atkinson

Business Adviser

Grant Baker

Business Support Navigator

Jane West

Business Support Navigator

Kerry Kyriacou

Partnership Manager

Malcolm Brabon

Head of Services

Ryan Davies

Business Navigator Office Manager

How will the site develop?


The site will keep evolving, with new resources and features. We really value your input, please provide your feedback, by using the feedback form.


Business Support Navigator Service: free search, advice and support to help your business grow


If you want some support to help your business grow and develop and are confused by the many schemes and providers out there and not sure which one's for you, then we have the solution.


There are 3 Business Advisers and 3 Business Support Navigators serving the Coast to Capital region who are there to help. Their details are on the Contacts page.


Here's what they can do for you and your business - completely free of charge:

  • Act as your direct point of contact
  • Offer you solutions tailored to your requirements
  • Signpost and refer you to local, regional and national schemes supporting business creation and growth
  • Connect you with membership organisation and networks

This service is available to all businesses from those thinking about starting a business to large businesses, in the Coast to Capital area.

The Business Support Navigators are there to answer your questions such as:

  • Where can I find funding to support my business growth?
  • I need advice, who should I talk to first?
  • I need a business plan, how do I start and who can help me with this?
  • Who can help me understand what's involved in exporting abroad?
  • I want to develop my business, how do I go about it?

The Business Navigators are there to help you save time, money and stress.


The Business Support Navigator service is part of the Coast to Capital Growth Hub funded by the Department for Business, Energy
& Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

National Helpline


The Business Support Helpline is available on 0300 456 3565 between 9am and 6pm Monday to friday. A lot of useful information is also available on the GOV.UK website.


Please ask a Business Navigator about getting a free 45 minutes business advice session with a Business Support Helpline adviser.

Coast to Capital

This site is operated by Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership. © Coast to Capital LEP 2013-17.

Information is provided on this website in good faith. However neither Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership nor any associated organisation or individual provide any warranty or accept any liability for information provided.

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