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Suite of free support to help Test Valley Businesses thrive

Test Valley Borough Council has partnered with Hampshire-based business IncuHive, to give free, impartial advice to businesses within the Test Valley area.

From entrepreneurs with new business ideas to explore, to business owners looking for ways to increase their turnover, grow their existing business or just do things more efficiently, IncuHive’s in-house team of advisors will work directly with individuals to identify what would help them most. This could include:

• Free advice and mentoring

• Access to funding and grants

• Finance, bookkeeping, tax advice

• Finding new clients through marketing, web, social media

• Business planning and/or pivoting

• Cash flow

• Starting-up a new business.

The comprehensive package of personalised support on offer includes a bespoke, interactive ‘health check’, to provide a clear and honest overview of each business. As well as highlighting strengths, this will identify the areas to address in order to achieve maximum success in the future. Businesses will receive initial and ongoing 1:1 support, designed to put the findings and recommendations into action and to maximise the chances of long-term success.

Councillor Phil North, leader of Test Valley Borough Council, said “Prosperity is a key priority for the Council and this fantastic new initiative will help businesses across Test Valley to thrive.”

George Scott-Welsh, CEO of IncuHive, added: “We are delighted to partner with Test Valley Borough Council in our shared mission to empower businesses in the area, enabling them to not only start their journey but also navigate challenges and flourish in today's ever-changing landscape.”

Businesses within the Test Valley can find out more information at