Start-up resources Northamptonshire

Buy With Confidence: Northamptonshire County Council's approved trader scheme

​Information on applying to become an approved trader to show customers that you are Trading Standards approved.

Digital Future First

​Technology & talent are the two things that can give you the upper hand in bridging this gap. Find out more about Small Business Support today.

Enterprise Club: University of Northampton

​Offers advice, mentoring, training and networking to university staff and students; and also local entrepreneurs.


Federation of small businesses: Northamptonshire, Leicestershire and Rutland

​UK's largest campaigning pressure group promoting and protecting the interests of the self employed and owners of small firms.


Northampton University Business Support Team

​Support for anyone looking to start a new business:


Northamptonshire Chamber

​Represents around 1,000 Northamptonshire businesses, who employ over one third of the county's workforce.


Northamptonshire community housing network: self employment training


​Support for disabled people considering self employment.



​Northants.Biz is part of the Northants Business Partnership CIC, a community interest company, limited by guarantee. The Northants.Biz platform is a FREE support network for Northamptonshire businesses.


Recovery Through Enterprise


​The Economic Recovery Plan for North Northamptonshire. The ambition and vision to energise, resource and support the local economy in a time of dramatic change.

SEMLEP (South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership)

Working in collaboration with local authority and private sector partners, SEMLEP aims to deliver the strategic infrastructure and skills projects that are essential for economic growth – new jobs and new homes – in this area.


SEMLEP Growth Hub

SEMLEP's Growth Hub offers business support to growing businesses: