Support for new Nuneaton and Bedworth businesses
Published on Wednesday, 22nd September 2021
New and small business owners in Nuneaton and Bedworth can benefit from a series of support clinics.
The clinics, presented by Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce through the CW Business: Start, Grow and Scale Programme, part funded by the European Regional Development Fund, Warwickshire County Council, Nuneaton & Bedworth Borough Council and the district & borough councils are fully funded and aim to help people who want to start a business and business owners who have started one in the last 24 months.
Rita Booth, Business Coach (Warwickshire Start-Up) said:
“The clinics will run on specific days, providing one-hour sessions, online for people and micro business owners who want to start a business or have started a business less than 24 months ago.
“We work with all sectors. People need to be almost ready to start their businesses, as our programme is geared up to supporting those that have a business idea, are clear about what they want to do and need help in knowing how to start and what to do.’’
The benefits for clients is that they:
- Receive impartial advice, from a professional Business Coach with years of experience.
- Can access a programme of Workshops and Masterclasses delivered by industry experts.
- Have an opportunity to network during the workshops.
- Will be guided to develop strong foundations for a sustainable business that is able to grow when the owner is ready.
- Leave the programme, with a strong foundation to build from, have a clear direction and a set of goals to achieve.
Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council leader Cllr Kristofer Wilson said:
“This is a fantastic opportunity for budding entrepreneurs in Nuneaton and Bedworth to get valuable help in setting up or developing their businesses. As we emerge from the pandemic this programme could make a real difference to new businesses in our borough and I would encourage anyone who is interested to get on board.”
One Bulkington based business owner who has gained is Ramy Sabri, an experienced manager in Michelin Restaurants, has established an independent coffee shop that offers restaurant standard products and services in the heart of a local village.
With an established team of 4 members of staff, the business is actively looking for more staff to meet the demands of growth. Ramy made the decision to start this business, after a short break from professional life, knowing that he wanted to do and achieve more. Ramy’s mother was a Chef and father was a Businessman, so for Ramy starting his own independent, artisan coffee shop made perfect sense.
Ramy found the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce start-up programme details in a case study previously published by Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council in June 2021. Ramy reached out to the team and following a one-hour session, Ramy has worked closely with a business coach to develop the business, establish new process and manage growth and increased demand.
“The Chamber of Commerce represented by Rita Booth has proven to be a fantastic support and ‘journey partner’ along the way. We are still working closely with Rita, as the programme provides 12 hours of support through a mix of one-to-one sessions and access to workshops.
Your designated Business Coach takes care to put you in the right direction and constantly pushes you to open your horizons in ways one might not find on his / her own.
Together with Rita we have designed a “battle plan” to include every aspect of my business and to make sure we take incremental steps towards improving every area from customer service, data capturing, sales, customer feedback, staff retention and so on.”
Anyone interested should email Rita at firstname.lastname@example.org, with an overview of their business and contact details and include in the subject, "Nuneaton and Bedworth Start-Up Clinic Enquiry"
Clinic dates are 22nd September, 29th September and 6th October 9.30am and last appointment at 2.30pm, all sessions are delivered online and meeting links will be sent out after the initial phone call.
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