Start Up Support

Put your start-up on track for success

Start Up Support

Babergh and Mid Suffolk Council have teamed up with MENTA to offer start-up businesses free expert support and guidance.  As part of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, the councils have been allocated £90,000 to deliver the scheme and have partnered with MENTA to roll it out across the districts.  

The programme is open to those in Babergh or Mid Suffolk that are thinking of starting a business, are in the process of starting a business or have recently started their business venture.  

The programme, which is free to enrol on and set to be open until the end of March 2025, will include a range of workshops, 1 to 1 sessions, seminars and much more all designed to help new businesses flourish.  You can find out more about the programme here and sign up using the form here.

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund falls within the UK Government’s Levelling Up agenda and has provided £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. For more information, visit  GOV.UK – UK Shared Prosperity Fund: prospectus