During July and August, North Somerset saw a flurry of new business start-ups and jobs being created according to North Somerset Enterprise Agency.
Latest statistics from organisation show that in the last two months it has helped twenty-four new businesses to start-up, an increase from nineteen in the same period last year.
The range of new businesses is varied and includes a cleaning business, coaching and marketing enterprises, a horticulture company, a sweet and gift shop and furniture and reclamation business.
In the same period, start-up and small businesses working with the Enterprise Agency have created an impressive 44 new jobs.
Research into companies who set-up this time last year reveal that of the nineteen businesses launched last July and August with North Somerset Enterprise Agency’s help at least fifteen are still successfully trading after their first twelve months in business.
And of the twenty companies who set up in the same period in 2009, 13 are still trading after surviving the critical first three years – the period when many new businesses fail.
Angela Hicks, Chief Executive of North Somerset Enterprise Agency comments: “Despite – and in some cases because of – the recession, local people are still spotting and taking opportunities to start their own business.
“Fortunately by taking advice, they are also giving themselves the best chance of survival, growth and creation of employment, which bodes well for the local economy going forward.
“We welcome anyone thinking of starting a business in North Somerset to come and talk to our experienced, knowledgeable and locally-based team of advisors for sound – and free – advice.”
North Somerset Enterprise Agency is a not-for-profit organisation which provides free and low-cost advice, support and training to start-up and growing companies
For further details visit www.northsomersetenterpriseagency.co.uk or contact Hazel Wintle on 01934 418118 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.