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Small and medium size start-ups and growing businesses on Scilly are being invited to take up 12 hours of free business advice on the islands.  

Karen Hoyle (who ran the popular Social Media and Marketing session at this year's Scilly Business Week and was once our contact at Get Set for Growth) is now part of Oxford Innovation which has recently received ERDF funding to provide "Business Assistance for Start-ups and Growth" in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

She and her team are able to offer all businesses, including accommodation providers, across the islands an initial 12 hours of free marketing, finance, skills and/or operations advice and coaching. It all links in with the wider Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Growth Hub offer due to launch on 9th May. Any business with substantial growth plans will from there be able to tap into further advice as well as apply for a 'Voucher' in the forthcoming Voucher Scheme also to be launched in Scilly next month.

Karen is planning a trip to Scilly towards the end of May not only to catch up with those whom she met at Scilly Business Week, but also to meet other interested parties who were not able to make it then. If you'd like to find out more, or if you have a specific request already, please contact Carolyn at the IP office ( who will liaise with Karen in the first instance.