business support

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.

The Gateway Business Advisor will discuss your business requirements and provide immediate assistance or may, where appropriate, research options in order to signpost to the most relevant commercial or publicly funded support.

The Dorset Gateway will provide:


A light touch diagnosis of your requirements to inform the service.

A Bespoke Service

A bespoke and informed service to source and access the right business support or funding available in the Dorset county area. This can range from mentorship and grants to marketing and business loans.

Professional Business Account Management

Delivered by the Dorset Gateway Manager.

Bid Writing Support Service

Supporting Dorset businesses to write and submit bids for funding that will enable growth through innovation and contribute to our goal of improving productivity in Dorset.

Last updated: 9 March 2020