'Three Parishes Means Business' is a FREE support package for businesses and community enterprises in Weston Rhyn, St Martins and Gobowen funded by the Three Parishes Big Local programme.
Suitable for businesses at all stages in their development cycle, from the germ of an idea to businesses that have been established for many years, Three Parishes Means Business aims to help local businesses access the support that they need to grow and thrive.
Starting a new business, whether with large or modest aspirations, can be particularly tough in rural settings such as the area in and around the three parishes. For that reason, the Three Parishes Big Local have selected Be a Better Fish as a partner to deliver local, hands-on practical support to new/start-up businesses in the area.
Three Parishes Big Local have co-funded the formation of a new club, the Be a better fish Club, specifically for those thinking of starting a new business or self-employment venture locally.
Three Parishes Big Local partnership representative Haulwen Nicholas, herself a business owner in the area, said of the collaboration: “I know from my own personal experience that when you first become a new business you suddenly find you have lots of new skills to acquire, now you are responsible for every aspect of your business from sales and marketing, web design, to financials, manufacture, production, art and design, to making video and understanding how to use social media (to name but a few of the skills you need). It can be completely overwhelming and its easy to get lost in the amount of information available out there and in the end not actually get your business launched. This collaboration between Three Parishes Big Local and Be a better fish Club, will help guide and navigate you through the myriads of information available and point you in the right direction for your specific business needs, so that you can get the focus you need to launch a new business or reevaluate an existing one.”
Three Parishes Big Local is the 10 year programme bringing £1million of Big Lottery investment to the communities of Weston Rhyn, St Martins and Gobowen in Shropshire, helping them to be even better places to live and work.