• Business Support Organisations

Business Support Organisations

There are organisations across Nottinghamshire and East Midlands which can assist in providing advice to start a business or when looking to expand and what actions are most suitable.

Below is a list of available support organisations, with links and contact details available.

Business Networks

Beeston Business Network

Beeston Business Network aims to give local businesses the opportunity to get together, network and generate business and referrals between contacts who know and trust each other. Visit Beeston Business Network's Website (Opens in a New Window)

Educational Establishments

Nottingham Trent University – Services to Business

You know your business strategy and aims inside out. Nottingham Trent University can provide the talent, skills and innovation to take your organisation to the next level of success. They offer a wide range of support from graduate apprenticeships, to help with business administrative activities. Visit Nottingham Trent University's Services to Business Website (Opens in a New Window) for more information. 

University of Nottingham – Services to Business

UoN work with hundreds of organisations both large and small, to find innovative solutions to the challenges they face. Visit the University of Nottingham Services to Business Website (Opens in a New Window)

University of Nottingham - Energy for Business

Energy for Business supports small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) that are energy innovators and those who want to become more energy efficient, by forging links between businesses and world-class academics, researchers and graduate talent in the energy field at the University of Nottingham. This Low Carbon project offers product innovation, business support and capital funding to SMEs in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. If you are working on or planning an energy related project please contact: energy@nottingham.ac.uk or ring; 0115 74 84969. 

Visit University of Nottingham's Energy For Business Website for more information (Opens in a New Window)

Government Organisations

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 team includes dedicated, experienced and expert advisers who give free, impartial advice to help businesses grow. This support is available to start-ups, growing businesses and companies who are ready to scale up their operations. Visit D2N2 Growth Hub's Website (Opens in a New Window)

Department for International Trade

The website provides businesses with advice and support when looking to trade and invest overseas. Visit the Department for International Trade Website (Opens in a New Window)


This webpage provides information on starting a business and many other aspects of running a business. Visit the Government's Business Website (Opens in a New Window)

HM Revenue and Customs

Find out more about the details of what needs to be submitted in the Government's Start Up Guide (Opens in a New Window). You can also find out more information by viewing the HMRC Webinars (Opens in a New Window)

For more general information visit the HMRC Website (Opens in a New Window)

Job Centre Plus

Has a range of recruitment services that can help you as an employer. Visit Job Centre Plus's Website (Opens in a New Window)

Independent Support Organisations

East Midlands Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber offers Members extensive networking opportunities and a wide range of discounted services. The Chamber provides all Members with the ability to showcase their business, products and services to fellow Members and the wider business community. Visit the East Midlands Chamber of Commerce Website (Opens in a New Window)

Entrepreneur Handbook

Entrepreneur Handbook provides expert advice and guides for small businesses and entrepreneurs in the UK. Visit the Entrepreneur Handbook's website (Opens in a New Window). Find out more in the Starting a business resource hub (Opens in a New Window).

First Enterprise

Strive to create funding routes and support for businesses and entrepreneurs who may not be able to access funding through the traditional methods. Visit First Enterprise's Website (Opens in a New Window)

Federation for Small Businesses (FSB)

They offer their members a wide range of vital business services including advice, financial expertise, support and a powerful voice in government. Their mission is to help smaller businesses achieve their ambitions. Visit the FSB's Website (Opens in a New Window)

Innovate UK

Work with people, companies and partner organisations to find and drive the science and technology innovations that will grow the UK economy. Visit Innovate UK's Website (Opens in a New Window)

NBV Enterprise Solutions

Can provide bespoke, targeted business support to start-ups and existing businesses looking to grow, with a wealth of experience supporting businesses over the years. Visit NBV's Website (Opens in a New Window)


TechRound are an independent support organisation that publish useful content for anyone looking at starting up their own business, with plenty of free guides for all things business and finance. Visit TechRound Website (Opens in a New Window)