Based at Sandfields Business Centre, the Council's Innov8 programme provides support for people 18+ years of age who either have a business idea they want to explore, or need advice on running an existing business.

Support is available to help with:

  • Business planning
  • Tailored support and guidance for start-up businesses.
  • Ongoing mentoring for existing businesses.

The programme can also help you access more specialist support such as book-keeping, marketing, etc. You may also be eligible to apply for a grant of up to £1000 towards start up costs such as marketing or equipment.

Events and advice surgeries are also run from the Centre, some of which include Flexible Support for Business and HM Revenue & Customs. Visit the Events page to find out more.

To make an appointment or for more information, contact Sian Wyndham on 01639 765695 or email

INNOV8 Leaflet and Case Studies
File type Document File size
pdf INNOV8 Leaflet
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pdf Case Study - D2 Joinery
130 KB
pdf Case Study - Out of the Box Gifts Company
133 KB