• Enterprise First can give you the tools you need to help your new business thrive, including access to start-up loans. Email info@enterprisefirst.co.uk to discuss your needs
  • Visit Solent Growth Hub, call them on 01329 820 898 or email info@solentgrowthhub.co.uk
  • Call the Government Business Support Helpline on 0300 456 3565, find them on Twitter or chat to them online
  • Find support, advice and inspiration for growing your business at greatbusiness.gov.uk
  • The Business Support Bank offers free peer-to-peer advice and guidance on how to develop a business to recent start-ups and established businesses in the PO1-PO6 postcode area.
  • Read the funding sheet below
  • Attend a business support event - There is an ongoing programme of FREE business training and networking events to help you learn new techniques for growing your business and meet new customers, clients and suppliers. Read the Events Programme below

Innovate UK is a grant scheme which offers funding to small businesses to engage in R&D projects. 

Solent Growth Hub is a 'one-stop-shop' for advice and will be able to talk through your ideas and options.

Portsmouth Partnership Foundation provides grants for social enterprises that want to grow and develop.

If you are an SME, you can now apply to the Solent Growth Fund Small Business Programme or call Solent Growth Hub on 013 2982 0898 or email info@solentgrowthhub.co.uk.

Shaping the future of Portsmouth

Shaping the future of Portsmouth's business and enterprise workstream  is dedicated to helping local businesses develop. It offers regular monthly events, covering subjects from legal advice, business planning, marketing and communications, to more specific topics such as retailing and advertising.

For more information, email contactus@shapingportsmouth.co.uk.

Government information

Gov.uk provides information about starting up and running a business in the UK, including help if you're self-employed or a sole trader. Gov.uk is your route to a comprehensive range of objective and impartial business information and advice. 

Enterprise First

Enterprise First helps businesses in Hampshire to start up and develop.

Tel: 0845 458 7535

Email: info@enterprisefirst.co.uk

Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) Wessex Region

The Federation of Small Businesses exists to promote and protect the interests of the self-employed and owners of small firms.

Tel: 014 2528 0080 

Email: wessex@fsb.org.uk 

Fredericks Foundation

Fredericks Foundation is a charity that helps disadvantaged people to set up, or expand their own business as a means to achieve financial independence while rebuilding their confidence and self esteem.

Tel: 012 7647 2722

Email: mail@fredericksfoundation.net

Hampshire Chamber of Commerce

By joining the Chamber you can find new business, make valuable contacts, expand into international markets, raise the profile of your business and join a collective voice that can be heard in the corridors of power.

Tel: 013 2924 2420

Email: info@hampshirechamber.co.uk


The European Information Service Centre

The European Information Service Centre helps small business in developing their business in the EU and is part of a network  to make the most of the European marketplace.

Tel: 023 8020 6162

Email: info@eiscltd.eu

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