Start-up resources national

Business advisory service

​An energy comparison service to help you find the cheapest utility prices in the energy market.


Business companion


Information for businesses and individuals that need to know about trading standards legislation.


CITB (Construction Industry Training Board)


​The CITB supports the skills needs of the British construction sector.


Intellectual property basics


​Series of videos helping businesses understand IP and some of the areas around it.


Kick Off In Business


​Offer free, short courses to give you an insight into self-employment, help you launch your own business, and give you the help and support you need to grow your business.


Lawyers for your Business


​Scheme run by the Law Society offering a free consultation on legal requirements relating to your business.


Plunkett Foundation

​Community businesses trade primarily for the benefit of their community. The Plunkett Foundation provides support and resources for community businesses.


Press Gazette: company profiles


​Searchable database listing over 5 million UK limited companies


Prince's Trust

​Supporting business creation by 18 to 30 year olds.


Santander's Survive and Revive

​Business support programme has been created to help businesses that are looking for ways to rebuild, reshape or evolve their operations in response to coronavirus.

Start-up Britain

​National campaign by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, harnessing the expertise and passion of Britain's leading business people; aims to celebrate, inspire and accelerate enterprise in the UK.


The Business Community

​The Small Business Toolkit by The Business Community is a published book that you can access for free and read online or download as a PDF. It is a collection of articles to help improve and enhance the success of any small business looking to grow.