Business Advice

Whether you are starting a new business or have been in business for years, there are always questions that need asking. These business support pages pull together public and private sector support that is available for local businesses.

Broxtowe Borough Council is here to support local businesses at all stages, from starting up to expanding their reach.

NBV Enterprise Solutions

NBV have been operating in Nottingham for 40 years and have a wealth of expertise, knowledge and advice for start-ups and existing businesses in Broxtowe. They can help with:

  • Starting in business
  • Growing your business
  • Property
  • Business funding
  • Training and events

For more information and to find out how NBV can help you, head to the NBV website (Opens in a new window).

D2N2 Growth Hub

The D2N2 Growth Hub is a vital network for growing and ambitious businesses across Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

The Growth Hub have business advisors operating in Broxtowe who can support you with your business needs. They have a range of knowledge and expertise and can provide 1:1 support, as well as signposting to other organisations dependent on business needs. 

The Growth Hub work to support businesses through:

  • One to one business advice
  • Business webinars
  • Signposting and advice
  • Business surgeries
  • Networking 

For more information about the Growth Hub, please visit the Growth Hub website (Opens in a new window). Alternatively, please contact the Economic Development team who can refer you to the advisors operating in Broxtowe.

University of Nottingham

Working with Business

The University have a range of support they can offer to businesses, which include:

  • Access to knowledge and expertise
  • Developing your workforce through training, education and apprenticeship opportunities
  • Graduate recruitment
  • Collaborative funding
  • Use of facilities

For more information, please visit the University's business pages (Opens in a new window).

Energy for Business

The University's Energy Innovation and Collaboration team can offer funded support to businesses in Broxtowe. This project is funded by the European Regional Development Fund and is aimed at energy innovation in businesses and helping businesses to lower their carbon output. They can help with:

  • Specialist consultancy from expert academics
  • Student placements and partnerships 
  • Capital grants for business growth
  • Access to outstanding facilities and expertise
  • Workshops and events

For more information and to check eligibility, please visit the Energy for Business page (Opens in a new window).

Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham Trent can also offer a range of support and opportunities for local businesses, which includes:

  • Access to latest expertise and insights
  • Graduate recruitment
  • Upskilling your workforce, through training, degree apprenticeships, professional courses, and short courses
  • Bringing business ideas to life 
  • Hire of facilities
  • Financial or funded support for local businesses to grow, access talent, upskill staff, improve productivity, create, innovate and become more sustainable 

For more information, please visit Nottingham Trent's business pages (Opens in a new window)

East Midlands Chamber

The EMC offers range of support and advice to help you develop and grow your business to Members. This includes a range of benefits, such as :

  • Exclusive access to specialist helplines and advisors on business matters
  •  Dedicated advisors for complex issues and legislation, e.g. HR, legal disputes, tax and VAT
  • Workshops and webinars
  • Access to £1m excess-free insurance covering employment and tax enquiries
  • Peer networks
  • Training programmes
  • Business crime advice and support
  • Cyber security support
  • Networking events
  • Business awards
  • Conferences, summits and forums
  • Offers and discounts

For more information about how the Chamber can help your business and information about membership prices, please visit the EMC website (Opens in a new window).

Federation of Small Businesses

The Federation of Small Businesses are a non-profit and non-political organisation that is led by members to offer a wide range of business advice, expertise and support. They are also an important advocate for small businesses to Government. Their mission is to help small businesses succeed and achieve their ambitions. 

For more information about the FSB, please visit the FSB website (Opens in a new window).

Nottinghamshire County Council - Trading Standards business advice

Nottinghamshire County Council can provide information, advice and services to support businesses to comply with Trading Standards and consumer legislation. For a limited period, until March 2024, the County are offering FREE trading standards advice to businesses.

For more information, please visit the Trading Standards business advice page (Opens in a new window).


Tools and Guidance for Businesses

The Government website provides information for businesses and those who are self-employed on a range of topics. 

For more information, please visit the GOV.UK business pages (Opens in a new window).

Employing People

The Government website provides information for businesses on employing people, including advice on pay, hiring and redundancies.

For more information, please visit the GOV.UK employment pages (Opens in a new window)

Invest in Nottingham - Business Support

Invest in Nottingham offer a free and confidential business service for businesses looking to relocate into Nottingham or Nottinghamshire. They can help with:

  • Advice about locations and properties
  • Impartial property searches of both public and private space
  • Bespoke economic data 
  • Advice on funding
  • Details about workforce skills
  • Familiarisation visits
  • Access to relevant business networks
  • Ongoing business support

For more information, please visit the Invest in Nottingham website (Opens in a new window)

Futures for Business 

Futures for Business can help your business grow. They have decades of experience in developing essential workplace development packages for organisations of all types and sizes, and their services are free of charge. Futures can help with:

  • Consultancy
  • Recruitment
  • Development
  • Connection
  • Transition

For more information, please visit the Futures for Business website (Opens in a new window)

SERCO - Skills Support for the Workforce

The Skills Support for the Workforce programme offers funded training programmes to help your business grow. It supports businesses in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire to upskill their employees with training and qualifications. 

This programme can also offer support by developing a bespoke training programme relevant to your business needs, at no cost to you (subject to eligibility). 

For more information, please visit the Serco website (Opens in a new window)