Start, Build and Grow

Wanting to start or grow your business in Ipswich?

Have a business idea you need help getting launched? Started a business in the past twelve months you need support getting established? Start, Build and Grow is a fantastic FREE programme created just for you.

Whether ready to employ your first team member or trying to get the idea from your notepad into reality, Start, Build and Grow is here to support you. Our team of experts have a wealth of knowledge to educate, guide, and help you.

Start, Build and Grow Business Programme

Ipswich Borough Council in partnership with Business Growth Coaches Network, AMS Business Consultants and the University of Suffolk have developed the Start, Build & Grow Business Programme. The team will be there with you from concept to launch.

We have brought together experts in all aspects of running a business to support the journey you are on, to get you on the right path, providing a route map covering all the areas you need to consider pre- and post-launch This FREE programme gives you access to a mix of face-to-face, and online support.

This includes:

Free programme

If your business is or will be, based in Ipswich, you can access this free programme. This project is funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK by investing in communities and places, supporting local businesses, and people and skills. For more information, visit

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