Starting Your Own Business

Accessing Finance

Business Premises & Room Hire

Other National Business Support

CBI – The Voice of Business
The Confederation of British Industry’s mission is to help create and sustain the conditions in which businesses in the UK can compete and prosper for the benefit of all.

Companies House
Companies House incorporates and dissolves limited companies; holds records on companies and makes the information available to the public; and provides advice on the statutory obligations of company directors, such as filing annual returns and accounts.

Data Protection
The UK’s independent authority set up to promote access to official information and to protect personal information.

East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce
The East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce provides support for international trade, information, training and commercial services, with substantial member discounts.

North West Lancashire Chamber of Commerce
North West Lancashire Chamber of Commerce provides support for international trade, information, training and commercial services, with substantial member discounts.

Federation of Small Businesses
The Federation of Small Businesses is the UK’s largest campaigning pressure group promoting and protecting the interests of the self-employed and owners of small firms.

Health and Safety Executive
HSE’s job is to protect people against risks to health or safety arising out of work activities.

Prince’s Trust
The Prince’s Trust delivers a range of support to encourage young people to take responsibility for themselves. One project being ‘the business programme’ which provides money and support to help young people start up in business.

Smarta is a new support platform for business owners and entrepreneurs. It provides a one-stop-shop where business owners can connect, learn and actually ‘do’ business. Smarta was founded and is run and backed by some of the UK’s top entrepreneurs. At the heart of everything it does is a belief that business owners learn best from each other.

Start Up Britain
StartUp Britain is a new campaign by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, launched on 28th March 2011. Designed to celebrate, inspire and accelerate enterprise in the UK, it has the full backing of the Prime Minister, the Chancellor and HM Government.

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
BIS’s central purpose is to help ensure business success in an increasingly competitive world. It is the voice for business across Government and covers the following key areas: Company Law, Trade, Business Growth, Employment Law, Regional Economic Development, and Consumer Law.

The Department for International Trade

Trading Standards
Trading Standards exists to promote and protect the success of a modern vibrant economy, and to safeguard the health, safety and wellbeing of citizens by enhancing the professionalism of members in support of empowering consumers, encouraging honest business and targeting rogue traders.

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