A SMALL business support hub is set to open in Lymm.

Purple Accounts is set to open its fourth branch in Warrington on Eagle Brow in October, offering ‘specialist expertise and support’ to small businesses.

Manging director David Parker said: “The opening of the fourth branch in Lymm, enables Purple Accounts to provide this help and support to the considerable number of small businesses in Lymm village and surrounding areas.

“With the closure of many local banks the services and support for small business is more limited, so Purple Accounts has been helping to fill this gap with everything a business owner needs all in one place.

“Since March we have been very much open and available through closed front doors, helping small businesses with grants, loans, funding and furlough submissions.

“We have included this help as part of the service and supported them though a very challenging few months.

“In addition more and more individuals are taking the leap and starting their own business, so we have seen an increase of 165 per cent since March.

“This led to the creation of our free online Small Business Academy which has seen dozens of start-ups take the course, and feedback has been brilliant.

“As a small business ourselves, we firmly believe that every business owner should have access to these vital resources and support.”