Dorset Gateway team

WELCOME TO Dorset GAteway

Dorset Gateway is Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership’s growth hub. We’re here to help businesses across Dorset find the right advice, support and funding to enable them to grow and prosper. 

We're funded to provide these services by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, so they're free to any Dorset based businesses seeking help.

Dorset Gateway team members

Dorset Gateway provides an informed and bespoke service across the full range of business support, including:

  • Finding Finance and Bid Writing
  • Business Scale-up and growth
  • COVID-19 support
  • Trading Internationally

INTRODUCING THE DORSET GATEWAY TEAM 

Our team sits within Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership. Our role is to help and engage businesses across the county and enable them to grow and prosper.  

We're not a virtual service, we're real people you can speak to who know our county and can help you access the business support you need. 

DORSET GATEWAY HIGHLIGHTS

1954

Businesses supported

1792

New jobs

882

New homes

6432

People trained

BUSINESS SUPPORT SERVICES

We work with a range of local and national business support providers who can help you with areas such as finance, mentoring, business planning and training.

Business support services

Cobham Gate

EXPORTING FOR GROWTH

There are a range of national and regional exporting services.

  • The Department for International Trade
  • Chambers of Commerce and Industry
  • The South West Growth Fund
  • Enterprise Europe Network (EEN)

Exporting for growth

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SCALE-UP PROGRAMME

Scale-up programmes can make a massive impact on business growth and job creation across all sectors of the economy, not just high-tech firms. The ScaleUp Institute's (SUI) Annual Review 2018 (powered by ONS data) identified that there are currently around 400 scale-up businesses in Dorset. In addition, there are many more that are high-growth businesses on the cusp of scaling-up.

Scale-up programme

CONTACT DORSET GATEWAY TODAY

  • Tel: 01202 714800
  • Email: gateway@dorsetchamber.co.uk
  • Tweet us: @dorset_gateway