Coronavirus (COVID-19) information and advice

Recycling and waste collections after the Spring Bank Holiday on Monday 25 May will all be one day later. Check the Somerset Waste Partnership website for details

Business support

COVID-19 Guidance for Business

Businesses are advised to keep updated on the latest information and advice to inform their responses to Coronavirus (COVID-19).  Here are the links for advice and guidance.

Guidance to employers and businesses about COVID-19

Support for those affected by COVID-19

Supporting Business Loads Enterprise Finance Guarantee

Remote Working Advice Toolkit

Are you looking for other business support options?

The Growth Hub team are on hand to help you navigate the business support landscape and to put you in touch with the right schemes to meet your business needs and aspirations.

General Enquiries contact:


We offer business support to help get you started and seeking advice, a business grant or loan, general coaching and mentoring support or simply worrying about the implications of Brexit. This is where the Heart of the South West Growth Hub can help. 

The Heart of the South West Growth Hub aims to simplify access to business support throughout Somerset and Devon. Enquiries can be about anything that a business may want to ask, such as:

  • information on new funding opportunities from grants or loans
  • tax advice
  • help with their expansion plans, innovation or export
  • events
  • different types of business support programmes 

You can also register your interests via the email to register interest with the Growth Hub Service or call an adviser on 0345 604 7047 and discuss your needs. The service is free of charge and there are a range of face to face workshops and clinics taking place at enterprise and innovation centres across the Devon and Somerset area.