The following agencies offer training, advice and funding opportunities for businesses. Some organisations provide advice for all businesses, others specialise in start-ups or another aspect of business.
Chamber of Commerce
Hampshire Chamber of Commerce is owned and led by its membership comprising of local business organisations of all sectors and sizes.
- Chamber of Commerce (external link)
Commercial Property Search
Commercial Property Search is a great website to help you find commercial property in South Hampshire.
- Invest in Portsmouth (external link)
Enterprise First offers free advice for small start-up and existing businesses, business advice, business support, new company advice, business seminars, etc.
- Enterprise First (external link)
Fredericks is a Responsible Finance Provider that provides loans to people who want to set up a new business or maintain or expand an existing business. Fredericks is open to anyone who has a viable business proposition, but cannot obtain mainstream finance.
Fredericks Foundation (external link)
The Prince's Trust work with 18 to 30-year-olds to turn big ideas into a business reality through their Enterprise programme.
- Prince's Trust (external link)
Solent Business Growth Network
SBGN is a group of independent business owners who have come together to support the development of new start-ups and existing small businesses within the Solent Region.
- Solent Business Growth Network (external link)
Solent Local Enterprise Partnership
The Solent LEP is the key interface and lead for economic development in the Solent. It is a partnership organisation between the business community, the Further Education and Higher Education sector, three unitary authorities, eight district councils and one county council, all of whom are actively working together to secure a more prosperous and sustainable future for the Solent area.
Southern Entrepreneurs provides unrivalled business support, training and networking for Hampshire businesses.
Southern Entrepreneurs (external link)
The Start Up Loans Company
The Start Up Loans Company work is a subsidiary of the British Business Bank and deliver the Government’s Start Up Loans programme providing finance and support for businesses who struggle to access other forms of finance.
- Start Up Loans Company (external link)
To speak with our Economic Development team, please contact us online or call 023 9244 6620.