Business Support

Hethel Innovation offers a wide range of business support activities, through our Business Development Team. Whatever stage your business is in, we can offer our support and guidance.

Currently this support is part of an ERDF funded project called Breakthrough, meaning that for those who qualify our support is free!

“The Hethel Innovation team have been indispensable in helping me to develop a robust plan to grow my business. I’ve received support at every step of the way, from adopting Agile project management methodologies to writing vision statements. I now feel much more confident forging ahead with developing my business!”

Ian Pegg

Owner, Eggcup Web Design

Starting a Business

Getting a business going and becoming your own boss is a dream for many. It’s also a big project to get going and we want to help you!

Product Development

New products are exciting! But also require a huge amount of work to get off the ground. Thankfully there are many ways you can ease this experience.

Funding Research

Access to funding can be difficult, understanding the lingo and knowing what you do and don’t qualify can be a minefield, but we’re here to help.


Marketing and raising awareness of a brand is a significant undertaking, we have a series of tools and principles that can help make this process easier.


Innovation is crucial to any business looking to survive. There are many different approaches to it and here are some of the things we look at.

Operations & Growth

Here we are looking at the way you are organising your business, as well as taking a serious look at growth opportunities.

“Wow, such a surprising course. The Hethel team supported me in such a professional but inspiring way. This created a positive feel, that rippled through with all the different attendees in the group. I now have the tools to push myself forward in all aspects of my business idea.”

Michelle Hastain

Activate Attendee

Case Studies

The Business Development team at Hethel has helped over 600 businesses over the last 8 years. Here are some short case studies for you to check out and see the sorts of things we get up to.


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