Business Enterprise Support

Business Enterprise Support (BES) is a social enterprise, non-profit organisation aiming to help people of all backgrounds, to become self employed.
Their mission is to provide dynamic support which nurtures people’s enterprising aspirations, skills and talents  to create sustainable futures that grows tomorrow’s economy.
Established in 1983, they know a thing or two about what vital information people need to set up a business, helping everyone from gardeners to computer programmers and from artists to plumbers.
Much of their support is delivered by their Enterprise Coaches and their work is supported by Stoke-on-Trent City Council, ERDF and Lichfield District Council. For the rest of Staffordshire, they offer support for start ups and existing businesses including funding, start-up loans and free workshops and mentoring.