The Superfast Broadband Business Support Programme is led by Peninsula Enterprise and delivered with consortium partners Business West and Wessex Enterprise on behalf of the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) and Local Authorities.
This is an ERDF Competitiveness funded programme worth £6m and runs from April 2012 to March 2015.
The service delivery commenced in May 2013 and is primarily aimed at growth businesses with a focus on rural ’White’ areas within the South West. Our service is dedicated to helping businesses maximise the opportunities of Superfast Broadband (SFBB) and associated technologies.
We work in partnership with the following Local Authorities:
Connecting Devon and Somerset - Devon and Somerset County Councils together with North Somerset, Plymouth, Torbay and Bath & North East Somerset Councils are working in partnership to bring faster broadband to the area. For more information please visit
Dorset County Council is leading the project on behalf of all district and borough councils, businesses, voluntary organisations and broadband action groups to ensure 90-95% of the population has superfast broadband and everyone else has a minimum of 2 Megabits per second (Mbps). For more information please visit www.dorsetforyou.com/superfast
Gloucestershire County Council is working in partnership with Herefordshire Council and GFirst, which drives Gloucestershire’s Local Enterprise Partnership, to bring faster broadband to rural areas of the county. For more information please visit www.gfirstbroadband.co.uk
South Gloucestershire Council - For more information please visit www.southglos.gov.uk
Wiltshire Online is providing superfast broadband and digital literacy opportunities for the people of Wiltshire. For more information please visit www.wiltshire.gov.uk/wiltshireonline
The Programme is managed by Peninsula Enterprise and a consortium of partners:
Peninsula Enterprise is the leading provider of high quality enterprise and knowledge services in the South West and is leading the consortium for this Programme. w: www.peninsula-enterprise.co.uk e: firstname.lastname@example.org t: 0871 641 2119
Business West offer a range of business support services. As a consortium member they will be delivering business support in the West of the region covering Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, South Gloucestershire and Bath and North East Somerset. For more information about Business West please visit their website www.businesswest.co.uk
WSX Enterprise provides services to stimulate the growth of their local and regional economies. As a consortium member they will be delivering business support in Dorset. For more information about WSX Enterprise please visit their website www.wsxenterprise.co.uk
As well as the consortium members we work with a few key delivery partners including:
Cosmic provides strategic input to the development of the programme, training and support to the Business Adviser Group. Cosmic also delivers a range of events including; partner events for business support agencies and intermediaries and animation events for high growth businesses. For more information about Cosmic please visit www.cosmic.org.uk
Business Support will be delivered across Devon and Somerset by our experienced partners:
West Devon BIP is a dynamic enterprise agency that helps small businesses start, grow and succeed over a sustained period by providing in depth knowledge, information and advice across a range of topics. For more information visit www.bipwestdevon.biz
North Devon+ supports local businesses to start, develop and grow, improving productivity, jobs & wealth creation. For more information visit www.northdevonplus.com
Torbay Development Agency is focused on generating new jobs by supporting local businesses whether they are looking to start up, develop or grow. For more information visit www.torbaydevelopmentagency.co.uk