Starting and growing a business

We provide practical advice for new and existing businesses in the South West whether a social enterprise, co-operative or ethical business.

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    Business Advice

    We provide business advice to small businesses and specialise in social enterprise and co-operatives.

  • business training


    We offer bite sized, taster sessions, half day, full day and longer courses to meet your needs designing something that fits the bill!

  • Community Asset consultancy


    Our consultancy services provide a range of expertise over a few days or for longer term projects.

Our clients are from a wide range of sectors; from local food production and retail to health and wellbeing to bookshops. The images on this page demonstrate the breadth of clients we work with. We have a strong track record of working with Local Authorities and Public Agencies to support the local economy.

The Fruit Tree For Business is a partnership created by Debbie Stewart and Lorna Turner who are business women which means we understand the reality, not just the theory.