What do we do?

DGH inspires economic growth in Dorset by reaching and improving local businesses by delivering expert knowledge, with shared experience and learning. Our team of Business Growth Consultants offer Dorset businesses 12 hours of fully funded business support through events, tailored 1-2-1 consultations and financial help.

Growing Dorset businesses with our expert knowledge


We host a variety of fully-funded online and in-person events across the county, from workshops and courses to forums and larger conferences. Delivered by our experienced team alongside local experts and we hope that by attending one of our events you can connect with other local businesses.

1-2-1 Consultation

Our Business Growth Consultants are here to help ambitious businesses, by offering impartial and confidential information, guidance and support. They can speak to you via zoom, over the phone, or on e-mail as well as meeting in person, for an in-depth conversation at a place convenient to you.


You may be planning to increase capacity, diversify your offering, launch new products or services, leverage new opportunities or improve your productivity. Our growth grant can help with the funding of some of the associated expenses such as capital equipment, building conversion costs and outsourced project expertise.

What kind of businesses do we work with?

DGH offers professional guidance to ambitious Dorset

pre-starts, start-ups, micro-businesses and SME’s looking to grow.


You are an individual with a genuine business idea and you want to work for yourself or start a business in any capacity. You may have an idea for a product or service that you want to sell, you might want to go freelance using your knowledge, skills, and expertise but you want to give the launch of your business the best chance of success. Our team of consultants work with you and your idea to help the new business reach its full potential.

Let us help you grow your business

Apply today to speak with a Business Growth Consultant to see how DGH can help grow your business. Last year we provided 15,663 hours of support to 2100 businesses and paid over £250,000 in grant funding to 124 ambitious Dorset businesses.

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