National Business Organisations


Start up Advice

Help and support for businesses - starting a business is challenging and HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) recognises that its customers sometimes need help to understand their tax affairs. For further information please visit

HMRC Webinars                                                                                                                                         HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) offer a series of free online presentations or ‘webinars’ to give tax help to businesses and the self-employed.

For more information or to register please visit

UK Trade & Investment South East

Department for international Trade

Engineering and manufacturing support & employment advice for business
Engineering Employment Federation (EEF) -
Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) -

Valuation Office Agency
tel: 02380 538500

DEFRA - for information on Government grants and advice on farm diversification.
tel: 0118 9392057

South East England Innovation Relay Centre, London & South-East Innovation Relay Centre, DDA, Cody Building, Cody Technology Park, Ively Road, Farnborough GU14 0LX contact: Diana Phillips
tel: 01252 395755 fax: 01252 393318

UK Business Forums – Business & E-Commerce discussion and advice –

Start up Loans- Loans/ Mentoring/ Support funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy through the British Business Bank.


Business Continuity - Advice to Local Business
This guide is designed to create a wider understanding of the importance of business continuity management & act as a first step in enabling local businesses & voluntary organisations write their own business continuity plans -

Free parking – Find out if a domain name is available buy it on line –
Get Safe Online -
Cloudwards advice for staying safe online -
A New Business – Free on line search tool for business names, trade marks, domain names and company names –
City & Guilds -
Confederation of British Industry -
Customs & Excise -
Department for Education & Skills -
Companies House –
Office of Fair Trading –
The UK Patent Office –
Citizens Advice Bureau –
Investors in People -
Learning Direct -
Learndirect –
National Federation of Enterprise Agencies –
Government Funding – Site providing information for voluntary sector and funding available –
Start Your Own Business Ltd -
Small Business Community Forum - This is a vendor independent interactive portal, designed to help local small businesses -
SmallBusinessPro -
Business Plan Help –
Entrepreneur Handbook -



Department for Business, Innovation and Skills -  

Please see the attachment below titled "The Home business Guide" providing information on how to start and grow a business from home.

Business Support