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Adapt and Thrive

01/09/20 - 30/03/21

In response to Covid-19 and the changing scene for businesses in our region, Cosmic and Business Information Point are providing free training and support for organisations in East Devon. 

Whether you're a business owner employing over 100 staff, or you're looking to start-up your first business - we are able to help. With advice, consultancy and training covering a range of topics, we want to help businesses to Adapt to change and the challenging circumstances and Thrive in 2020 and beyond. This programme is funded by East Devon District Council and is entirely free to businesses.

We have three main routes to support: 

1. Direct consultancy and advisory support: larger businesses are complicated and varied. Each business can have its own unique challenges. Our business advisors and digital consultants will work with you to identify particular issues your business may be experiencing, and will provide further advice, support and training to help. 

2. Open entry workshops and webinars: Perhaps you want to learn more about how to digitise your SME business; adapt your business model to fit with the "new ways of working", or want to discover what resources are available to help you pivot to new sales models? Cosmic and BIP will be running a series of training events to help you. View and book all the open events here.

3. Start-up Business Programme: we have been running a four-part course advising individuals on how to start-up their own business. Workshops have now ended for this part of the programme, but more may be arranged. Sign up and register your interest below. 

Sign Up Here for free consultancy and to find out more.

Register your interest in this programme by using this quick and simple sign-up form.


This support is entirely free to business, funded by East Devon District Council. You must be based within East Devon as your primary business location to be eligibile. 

Whilst we want to support all businesses, demand may outstrip supply, so we must prioritise support based on helping those businesses most-in-need, and on a first-come-first-served basis.