Regional and Local Business Support

Please find below a list of organisations and sources of information that can advise and support your business. 

Economic Development Office, Hampshire County Council 


The website allows you to access information covering Hampshire and the Isle of Wight including: 

  • Available land and property 

  • Key commercial and mixed-use development and investment opportunities 

  • Economic and business intelligence reports 

  • Overview of business sectors 

  • Business support organisations 


Hampshire Chamber of Commerce 



The Chamber of Commerce is a membership organisation owned and managed by local businesses whose goal it is to protect and promote business interests and organise local events. It has an international trade team offering a portfolio of services to assist businesses that are seeking to trade overseas. It also runs seminars and events to promote networking. Many of these are open to non-members. 

The Andover Chamber is part of the Hampshire Chamber of Commerce: Andover Chamber. It has an Andover Business Strategy group which meets regularly. 

The Romsey Chamber of Commerce and Industry is affiliated to the Hampshire Chamber of Commerce: Romsey Chamber


Natural Business Network (Andover)

Website: Natural Business Network – doing business together naturally

The Natural Business Network promotes networking amongst businesses in Andover. It runs both Zoom and face to face meetings every month.


Romsey Mutual Business Group 

Website: Romsey Networking - RMBG ( 

Romsey MBG is a monthly business networking initiative comprising small businesses from in and around Romsey. They provide a place for local businesses to get support, exchange ideas, gain advice and network over breakfast. 


Andover Women in Business. 


This is an informal and supportive group, bringing together both employed and self-employed women from all walks of life in and around Andover. Prospective members can attend two meetings prior to joining. 


Stockbridge Business Association  

Website: Stockbridge Business Association 

The Stockbridge Business Association works in partnership with local businesses in order to help Stockbridge remain and grow as a sustainable business hub. 
Contact: Gerald Dodson, The Wykeham Gallery 


Regional organisations 

Enterprise M3 Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and Growth Hub 

Website: Enterprise M3 - Delivering prosperity through innovation 

The Enterprise M3 LEP is a business led partnership, bringing together private, public and not-for-profit sector organisations to determine local economic priorities and undertake activities which drive economic growth and productivity through innovation, job creation, improved infrastructure and increased workforce skills within Hampshire & Surrey. It offers free business advice and resources. It has a specialist fully-funded Growth Hub providing tailored support to SMEs in priority or niche sectors. 


Business South and Enterprise South 

Websites: Business South and Enterprise South 


Business South is an independent organisation representing businesses in Central South England. Enterprise South is the arm of Business South which focuses on business support for small and medium sized businesses, start-ups and entrepreneurs. 


Innovation South

Website: Innovation South Virtual Campus

Innovation South is an online platform which provides free courses to employees across different sectors. There are a number of new bite sized courses on sustainability topics, as well as courses on topics including digital marketing, cybersecurity and finance.


Greentech South

Website: Greentech South

Greentech South helps SMEs save money on their energy costs and reduce their carbon footprint through free energy surveys and connecting with experts and grant schemes.


The Apprenticeship & Skills Partnership 


The Apprenticeship & Skills Partnership offers free and impartial advice to organisations of any size in Hampshire regarding apprenticeship and skills training. 


Hampshire Construction Training Association

Website: HCTA: Hampshire Construction Training Association

This is a membership organisation which helps members find quality training providers, access Construction Industry Training Board grants and funding and keep abreast of Industry initiatives and regulatory changes.


Hampshire Fare

Website: Hampshire Fare

Hampshire Fare is a membership organisation that champions local produce to consumers and trade businesses. It facilitates events, provides opportunities and publicity and has a voice locally and nationally.


Southampton Science Park and the Catalyst Centre and The Catalyst Programme 

Southampton Science Park offers commercial premises from 200 sq. ft to 16,000 sq. ft for science and technology businesses from start-ups through scale-up to industry-leading multinationals. The Catalyst Centre is a new initiative being developed by the Science Park in association with SETsquared. The aim of the Catalyst Centre is to identify high quality, ‘high tech’ business propositions which are capable of significant growth and provide the entrepreneurs concerned with intensive support to enable their businesses to develop and flourish. 


Help with business premises 

The Office Providers 

Regulated by the RICS, The Office Providers provide acquisition and lease advisory services for tenant clients, sourcing appropriate office space. 


Basepoint Business Centres 

Website: Business Centres – Managed Office Space – Serviced Meeting Rooms  

Basepoint Business Centres provide a wide range of workspaces to let, including serviced and managed offices, workshops, trade counters and studios. They have centres in Andover and Romsey. 



Website: IncuHive | Business Incubation, Investment & CoWorking 

IncuHive offers a range of services to support start-up and small businesses, from virtual office spaces, desk space rental and offices to studio space and lab facilities. They also offer mentoring sessions, networking and training opportunities.