The South East Midlands Start-up Programme
The South East Midlands Start-up Programme (SEMSUP), funded by the European Regional Development Fund, gives residents of Bedford Borough, Central Bedfordshire, Luton, Milton Keynes and Northamptonshire with free access to 12 hours of support for new business owners.
What is The South East Midlands
This programme gives you free access to 12 hours of free business support to help you start your own business.
Choose which free support you would like (or have a blend of them all!):
one-to-one business advice
webinars and workshops
access to business start-up services
specialist social enterprise support
The programme is funded by the European Regional Development Fund and is being delivered by Wenta in
partnership with us and The University of Bedfordshire .
Who is this programme for?
This free package of business start-up support is available to any resident of Bedford Borough, Central Bedfordshire, Luton, Milton Keynes and Northamptonshire. All regions within the SEMLEP area that is starting a new business. Whether you’re a budding dog walker, scientist, shop owner or accountant, the support still applies. We can help you register your company!
You don’t have to be a registered company in order to access this package of support. Simply get in touch and we can also help you register your business if you wish.
If you are starting a business and registered with ‘The South East Midlands Start-up Programme’, you could be eligible for a ‘match-funded’ business start-up grant ranging from £500 to £3000* to help you get things set up. This grant can be used towards any start-up or development costs which can be attributed to your new business such as:
Marketing and promotional support
Intellectual property advice
*TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY. SUBJECT TO ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS.
Claim your free 12 hours of business support now!
Workshops, webinars, networking, 1-to-1 advice. Attend our interactive workshops, focused on some of the key elements needed to help support and grow any new business.