PERS can help you start your business!

Setting up a business can be very rewarding but complicated.

We can help you get your idea off the ground by:

  • Helping you prepare a business plan
  • Advice on effective publicity and marketing
  • Advice on research (e.g. market, suppliers, customers etc.) and a whole lot more!

What is Business Support?

Supporting individuals who are home workers or seeking home working opportunities or are self-employed.

We provide all the support and guidance you need to go from having a business idea to running a fully operational business from home. We oer on-going support to guide you and ensure you comply with legislation. We help in promoting your business and give you the chance to join our network of established Home Working Service businesses.


Want to learn a new skill? eg, cake decorating, sewing, beauty and more, try one of our funded community based courses

As a new business owner you will have to learn a lot of new skills and learn them fast. For that reason our training sessions are short but instructive. We deliver courses on key aspects of business which every entrepreneur needs to know.

We also oer community based vocational training courses in areas such as sewing, beauty therapy etc. Please call to ask about eligibility for funded places.

Small business support

1 to 1 support to develop your business plan

Setting up a business can be hard work but rewarding. There is much you need to know to make sure your business is successful and to ensure you do everything correctly. That is where the PERS Business Support Services comes in.

We will help you get your idea o the ground and be with you every step of the way as you embark on the journey to self employment.

Health and safety

Advice and support completing risk assessments and Free Health and Safety equipment (subject to funding)

The law on health and safety applies to all businesses. Our Home Working Service has accredited assessors who can carry out a risk assessment of your work premises and make recommendations to make sure you keep within statutory guidelines.

The risk assessment will highlight potential hazards and identify appropriate measures to reduce risk.

HR Information

Managing staff is complex and time-consuming.
Managers need reliable advice and support with good practice and the law.

PERS is a registered charity with 30 years’ experience of human resources and employment law support. We work with clients to devise eective responses to their particular needs.