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Business Engagement Service

GAIN, 9 Research Way, Plymouth Science Park, Derriford, PLYMOUTH, PL6 8BT
0800 052 5600

About us

** Please Note** this service will cease from 31 July 2015.
You can access the national Business Support Helpline though. They are available Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 6.00pm on 0300 456 3565. 

Alternatively, Enterprise Solutions is Plymouth University’s entry point for business enquiries. The team will help you find the right support for yourself or your organisation. Lines open Monday - Thursday 9.00am - 5.00pm Friday 9.00am–4.30pm 0800 0525600.

The concept of GAIN (Growth Acceleration and Investment Network) has been around for a while and in April 2014, the Business Engagement Service became a reality thanks to funding from the Peninsula City Deal Growth Hub.

The Business Engagement Service links businesses up with existing support and/or funding programmes so they can benefit from the plethora of expertise on offer, locally, regionally and nationally. 

With a team of expert advisors and a website to provide information, referrals, peer to peer opportunities and much more, the route to business support in the South West is becoming much clearer.

We offer

When businesses and entrepreneurs contact us we will assist them to diagnose and identify the root cause of their issue(s) and then put them in contact with the most suitable provision of a viable solution (or solutions).

We support

  • Avon
  • Business Support
  • Specialists, Experts, Research
  • Money
  • Marketing and Sales
  • People
  • New Business
  • Conference, Meeting Rooms
  • Foreign Trade
  • Technology
  • Networks
  • Premises
  • Skills
  • Investment
  • Legal
  • Start-up
  • Cornwall
  • Somerset


We support people, investors and businesses in the South West peninsula, including Plymouth, Devon, Somerset and Cornwall, that want to develop their ideas and grow. 

We also connect universities and colleges, innovation centres, science parks and business support agencies with the region’s business base

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