Bespoke support for your business. So come on in, the water's lovely

All local authorities and MPs, as well as the private sector, are united behind Silicon South’s vision to flourish and grow as a creative and digital hub. On a practical level this means there is a genuine commitment to provide support for your business. And, importantly, to deliver it quickly to meet your specific needs.

Whether you’re considering a move to the area and you’re looking for a desk to test the water, you’re expanding and you need a site for facility or if you’ve landed a big contract and you need additional bodies quickly, support is waiting for you.

Free Cloud Services for start-ups

Leading data centre and connectivity provider, C4L, has committed £1 million of "cloud" services over the next 2 years to local start-up businesses in the area. The services will be provided free of charge to creative and digital media businesses in their first 12 months of trading. They can be local start-ups or businesses that are still in their first 12 months and have moved to the area. For further information contact Matt Hawkins.

Finance & Tax Workshops

Free business finance and tax workshops for local creative and digital economy businesses are provided by Smith & Williamson. For further information, contact Paul Duckworth.

Lending for Start-ups

A range of funding options are available for start-ups and for more established businesses. To find out more about the private and public lending that is available, please contact  John Dale. 

Jobs, Recruitment & Events

ThinkCreateDo is a great resource if you're looking for a new role, to recruit or to find out what's going on in the region. To place an ad, simply visit the site, open an account and get advertising. 

Based outside the UK?

If you’re based outside of the UK, the Government’s UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) organisation can provide you with insight about the region so you get the facts and figures you need.  We work closely with UKTI to support the relocation of businesses from across the globe who move to the area.

For UK-based businesses, UKTI provides valuable support to increase your market base and trade with non-UK countries. To access the support, contact us.