Business Support Organisations
Please find below a list of local organisation's that can support your business.
Catalyst Centre - Southampton Science Park
The Catalyst Centre is a new initiative being developed by Southampton Science Park in association with SETsquared. The aim of the Catalyst Centre is to identify high quality, ‘high tech’, business propositions which are capable of significant growth and provide the entrepreneurs concerned with intensive support to enable their businesses to develop and flourish.
The Catalyst opportunity is open to any individuals or early stage companies with a
‘high tech’ business proposition; the selection panel will be looking for entrepreneurial flair and commercial aptitude. Businesses accepted into the Catalyst process will be resident in the Innovation Centre at Southampton Science Park and will benefit from being part of the Park’s entrepreneurial community.
Economic Development Office, Hampshire County Council
telephone: +44 (0)1962 846876
mobile: +44 (0) 7540 930291
Romsey & District Chamber of Commerce & Industry
18 Market Place, Romsey, Hants, SO51 8NA.
tel: 01794 513135
Stockbridge Business Association
Gerald Dodson, Wykeham Gallery
Andover Mutual Business Group
Federation of Small Businesses - business support provider, Christchurch Business Centre, Grange Road, Christchurch, Dorset BH23 4JD.
tel: 01425 280080.
PRIME seeks to help anyone aged over 50 in the UK who wants to start their own business or set up a social enterprise with other people.
tel: 0800 783 1904
Justcurry.biz - Just Curry is a Business Curry Club concept that focuses on regular curry nights with no formalities, providing an opportunity to relax and meet with other business owners. The “Clubs” operates via Linkedin Groups - you can find out more here. website: www.justcurry.biz
Bizpedia is a free membership service supporting local businesses. Bizpedia provides regular events that bring business communities together and helps members to foster and develop working relationships. All members have access to videos on a wide range of business issues in addition to a benefits system that helps save your business money.
Andover Women in Business: A friendly, informal and supportive group, bringing together both employed and self-employed women from all walks of life in and around Andover
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.
Basepoint: Andover networking hub: The Networking hub is a free B2B networking event hosted by Basepoint. Providing people with the opportunity to meet new people, build on existing business relationships and generate new leads.
Pure Networking Events: Pure networking events are included as a complementary part of your Chamber membership. Events take place across the country and are informal and designed for members to make new contacts over a tea or coffee with fellow members and staff.
4 Networking: Relaxed fun and friendly business networking
The Office Providers
Regulated by the RICS, The Office Providers provide acquisition and lease advisory services for tenant clients, sourcing appropriate office space.
Hampshire Constabulary have produced some information on how businesses can stay safe online and have covered topics such as Fraud, Counterfeit money and Cyber crime. For more information please click on this link.
Take Five is a national campaign that offers straight-forward and impartial advice to help everyone protect themselves from preventable financial fraud. This includes email deception and phone-based scams as well as online fraud – particularly where criminals impersonate trusted organisations. Led by Financial Fraud Action UK Ltd. (FFA UK)