Local Authority Support


The LEP is works with a team of highly experienced Local Authority Economic Development Officers who can provide support and advice on business start-ups and expansion.

Dorset Business Mentoring Programme: Providing 1:1 experience mentor support to owners of all types, sectors and stages of business across Dorset.

The Dorset Business Mentoring Programme (Dormen) provides one-to-one mentoring support for small businesses across Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole. The are working with over 170 clients at the moment and, since it started in 2005, the programme has supported over 1000 businesses, ranging from sole traders to medium sized companies. They currently have a team of around 90 male and female mentors who are all volunteers and have extensive business experience.

For more information go to www.dormen.org.uk.

Support & advice from the following Councils:


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