The Business Hothouse offers free support to pre-start and established businesses in the Coast-to-Capital area. From workshops to grant funding, we provide the expert guidance to get your business growing



What is The Business Hothouse?

The Business Hothouse is a free business support program that runs until September 2022. We offer a range of free workshops, intensives and 1-2-1 mentoring sessions that are led by experienced business coaches and management consultants. We also offer access to the Invest4 business grant fund.


Who is The Business Hothouse program aimed at?

We welcome any U.K. resident aged 18+ with a business, a start-up or just a business idea.


What topics are The Business Hothouse free workshops and intensives on?


The objective of our program is to bridge the business knowledge gaps that many business or start-up owners have. We offer expert support across these six key areas:

Where are our workshops and intensives held?

You can choose to attend our interactive online workshops or you can attend our workshops that are held in physical spaces. We deliver these in key cities and towns across the coast-to-capital area. The best way to find out when we’re delivering workshops in your area is to sign-up to our Emailer which we broadcast once a fortnight. You can also follow us on Social Media.


What is the Invest4 Grant Fund?

Invest4 is a business grant fund. We award cash to businesses and start-ups to help them to grow faster. You can find out more here


Why is there no fee to attend our workshops and intensives?


We are funded through the European Regional Development Fund and HM Government. This enables us to offer all of our expert support for free.

The team are here to help. Please use the contact form, leave a voicemail message on 01293 305965 or send an email to with your name, contact details, postcode and support request.

Nasser Elaheebocus

Growth Relationship Associate

Ryan Davies

Growth Hub Team Leader

Karen Tyrrell

Growth Relationship Associate

Taygan Paxton

Growth Coordinator

Tom Hughes

Peer to Peer - Admin

Richard Butcher

Interim Growth Relationship Manager

Malcolm Brabon

SME Manager

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