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The Donut websites are aimed at helping businesses to succeed by providing reliable information and resources that can save business owners time and money. 
With an engaging mix of how-to guides, feature articles, checklists, expert Q&As, FAQs, case studies, video content and blogs, each site provides new and established businesses with free advice about how to manage a range of key tasks and issues. The sites also contain a weekly round-up of small business news and events.


Donut information is updated regularly and checked by a network of leading business support professionals and independent experts.


Start Up Donut


Everything you need to know about setting up and establishing a small business - from coming up with a viable idea, producing a business plan and registering your business to attracting your first customers and making your first sales. Features how-to guides, Q&As, case studies, entrepreneur profiles, checklists, videos, blogs, small business news, free tools and offers.


Marketing Donut


A superb resource for small firms and marketing professionals, underpinned by the knowledge of 120-plus experts. Covers marketing strategy, internet marketing, PR, advertising, customers care, sales, market research, direct marketing, exhibitions and events. Features how-to guides, Q&As, case studies, checklists, videos, blogs, small business news, free tools and offers.  


Law Donut


Find out the answers to 1,300-plus frequently asked questions about business law, each signed-off by leading solicitors. We've recently added a wealth of advice about personal law, too, covering areas such as divorce, personal injury, property law, wills and probate. Features articles, how-to guides, video FAQs, checklists, blogs, small business news, free tools and offers.


IT Donut


All you need to know about business IT without the jargon - whether it's buying a new printer, guarding against online threats or understanding cloud computing, the site makes it easier to understand a range of IT-related topics, tasks and challenges. Features articles, how-to guides, Q&As, checklists, videos, blogs, small business news, free tools and offers.


Tax Donut

Business-owners (and their advisers) can gain from a wealth of easy-to-understand information that can help them to remain tax-efficient and meet their legal obligations. Covers everything from tax planning, rates and thresholds to tax rules regarding international trade and commercial property. Also provides need-to-know information about VAT, corporation tax, National Insurance, capital gains, self-assessment and managing personal tax issues.

further support please call the growth hub team on 01293 305965

Malcolm Brabon

Head of Services

Lou Williams

Growth Manager

Matthew Heath

Growth Grant Project Manager

Ryan Davies

Growth Relationship Team Leader

Jonathan Alderman

Business Analyst

Andrew Kerry-Bedell

Growth Adviser

Richard Butcher

Growth Adviser

Carolyn Bentley

Growth Adviser

Luke West

Business Growth Executive

Taygan Paxton

Growth Coordinator

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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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