At Real Ideas, that is what we are all about. Real Ideas. Not just ours, but yours too. We are a social enterprise based in the West Country undertaking a diverse range of activities with an overall aim to change the world for the better. That means we are used getting stuck in, making a difference to the individuals and businesses we work with.

We have a huge variety of people within the organisation, constantly coming up with new ideas to improve our communities and we’d love to be able to help others to do the same. It might be that you want to save a building in your town, or you have a project that you have been working on but just don’t know what to do next, or perhaps you see a gap in the market for a great new gadget that could make a real difference in people’s lives. Well, we would love to help make your Idea become Real.

There are many questions you are likely to have- now we have a way to help you answer them. Within the Real Ideas Membership, our business support offering enables you to access our expertise, skills, knowledge, and experience, so that you can start to find out the answers. Through a range of workshops, webinars and tutorials, our team drill down into what it is you really need and want. This is not a one-size-fits-all approach. We start with a check up to see where you are. Whether it is the embryo of an idea or an existing product or service, we take the time to work out with you what will make a difference and set about planning to move forward.

Where it goes from there is up to you. Our offer is versatile and allows you to grow your idea with whatever degree of input you want. You might be happy with this and come back in 3 months with another question or a challenge you want help with. Or, you might want frequent input, hands-on development or even investment – if so, we can help there too.

I needed an ally at the time. I was really nervous and scared and needed someone to guide me through business stuff but also be a friend. And you managed the balance between those roles very well. Fair enough you are a weird friend that I would only ever see in a professional capacity – a professional friend – Amy Fox, from the Fox Project

More than our own support, you will be part of a community, a campus. A membership growing daily, making it greater than the sum of its parts. When you get help and begin to develop, you will also be in a position to share your own experiences. Perhaps with a new customer, or maybe someone trying to find a path for their own business.

So, talk to us. A conversation will cost nothing. It could be the first step into the brave new world for your own Idea Real.