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Starting up

Let’s turn your idea into reality

A new business presents new challenges, and that’s why it’s vital to build a support network that can help nurture your innovative ideas and lay the foundations for long-term success.

We can provide you with access to the knowledge and experience you need to make great decisions that will get your business off to the best possible start.

Resources to help you

We've carefully selected resources to help you with whatever challenges you may be facing right now in your business, so feel free to browse what's on offer below. If there's any content you'd like to see on here, just let us know

3 Simple Steps to Effective Business Planning

3 simple steps to effective business planning, in collaboration with ActionCOACH

Planning is a crucial part of business growth. Without a plan it can be difficult to focus on the tasks that will drive your business forward.

ActionCOACH

Growing your business with ActionCOACH

A range of business coaching programmes for every step of your entrepreneurial journey

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The Santander Breakthrough Women Business Leaders' Mentoring Programme

Supporting women and entrepreneurship Santander is a signatory member to the UK government Investing in Women Code , which was launched in 2019 and founded from the Alison Rose Review of Female Entrepreneurship.

Christine Giscombe

Christine Giscombe – A Mentor’s Perspective

Christine Giscombe -- A Mentor's Perspective 2nd Feb 2022 6 min read Mentoring Women in business All Sectors Share this page linkedin twitter email An emotional intelligence business coach who explores the...

Energy saving tips for small businesses

Energy saving tips for small businesses

Encouragingly, 92% of decision makers in small businesses are trying to be more energy efficient in the workplace.

Smart meters for small businesses

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Smart meters for small businesses

Energy usage is one of the expenses small businesses are most likely to estimate. Here's how to be more in control.

Employer guide to apprenticeships

Employer guide to apprenticeships

Energy usage is one of the expenses small businesses are most likely to estimate. Here’s how you get be more in control.

Ali

Abode Heat – a mentoring partnership story

Abode Heat is provides an eco-friendly alternative to traditional fossil fuel boilers.

Ella

Sociella – a mentoring partnership story

Sociella is a social media management and branding business.

Grace Francis

DramEd – a mentoring partnership story

DramEd is a creative education company, supporting schools and nurseries to make performing arts accessible and fun.