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Babergh and Mid Suffolk councils allocated £90,000 to offer start-up businesses free support

Babergh and Mid Suffolk councils have been allocated £90,000 to offer start-up businesses free support.

In partnership with MENTA, a business support company, start-ups across both districts will be able to enrol in a range of guidance workshops, one-to-one sessions, seminars, and more.

Alex Till, MENTA's CEO
Alex Till, MENTA's CEO

The money is part of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, the government’s £2.6 billion Brexit replacement of EU funding, and will be available until the end of March 2025.

The fund will be open to anyone thinking about starting a business, in the process of doing so, or who has already started their venture.

Cllr Derek Davis, cabinet member for economic development in Babergh, is encouraging start-ups to enrol and gain “invaluable support and guidance”.

He added: “Businesses, small and large, play such an important role in our district and that’s why it is vital to offer support to those just starting out or looking to set up within the district.”