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

WHO WE ARE  

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. 

HOW CAN WE HELP YOU 

No two businesses are the same, but there are some key indicators that help us identify the right support; the stage a business is at, ambition for growth, old-fashioned ingenuity and a commitment to doing the right thing. 

START

For new businesses that have intention and ambition.
 

START HERE

GROW

For established businesses ready to take the next steps to growth. 
 

GO-GO-GRO

INNOVATE

For brilliant businesses wanting to develop  problem solving ideas.
 

DEVELOP YOUR IDEA

SELL TO THE WORLD 

One way of growing your business is to sell what you make or do to more markets. There's a wide range of support on offer to help businesses Sell to the World.

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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