Published on 5th December 2011

Businesses to get support with free clinics in Cheltenham.

Cheltenham Borough Council's Business Pride scheme will be trialling free business support clinics in partnership with C4ED (Centre for Enterprise and Development).

With the reduction of the Business Link service to a website only, and a current lack of funding opportunities, the free trial clinics are designed to fill this gap in the interim by providing support and advice to local businesses. You can book an appointment and discuss any issues or concerns, ways in which to develop an existing business, as well as advice for start-up businesses.

Councillor Steve Jordan, leader of the council said: "The clinics are being trialled in response to the demise of Business Link’s face to face support service. Many people find it easier to discuss business issues with a person, rather than being referred to a website and as it’s currently free we hope there will be positive uptake. Ultimately we hope it will remind Cheltenham businesses there is still support available in an economically uncertain time."

The 1-2-1 clinics will be held on Monday afternoons between 1.00pm and 4.30pm at the Municipal Offices or alternatively for a charge of £40 a visit can be made to business premises.

To book an appointment or for further information please contact Alice Welham, economic development assistant on 01242 775176 or send an email.

For more information on Cheltenham Business Pride, visit the website.