Page last updated 12 January 2017

Business Support Activities 

Northamptonshire County Council offered free business start up training to help organisations use the capabilities of superfast broadband to grow Northamptonshire business.

With this support from Northamptonshire County Council, the Curve Group has made use of a flexible business model, adaptation to change, and new technologies to rapidly grow their business. Employing over 80 people and with an annual turnover of around £30million, owners Lyndsey Simpson, Della Wolfe and Jeanette Ramsden offer their advice to other women entrepreneurs hoping to develop their own businesses. 


Advice from our entrepreneurs previously supported

These Northamptonshire business women have benefitted from some of the support services available to help new businesses get started and grow. Hear their advice to others thinking about taking the leap into business ownership.

E-Commerce, Export, and Trade - Meet Camille, with help from business support in Northamptonshire the Pickled Village gained a good understanding of its market, a strong digital presence and advice on exporting in the food industry. This, combined with an excellent product and hard work, really helped the business.


Legal responsibilities - Meet Alexandra Garner. Her business Base HR, helps companies with every stage of the employment lifecycle. To get employment advice from Base HR, visit their website.

 Marie on her computer

Social media and digital marketing - Meet Marie. She attended our Social Media for New Businesses course to learn how to use different digital platforms to market her new yoga therapy business.

 Effective websites for new businesses video

Effective websites for new businesses - Meet Anne. Our courses helped her gain confidence running the website and social media accounts that came with her newly acquired business, Wollaston Garden and Home.

Rainbow PR video

Expanding your client base - Meet Helen. She uses social media, networking events, and support groups to build relationships and expand the customer base of her PR and marketing company, Rainbow 360 Media.

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