You can access help from representative bodies for your industry, as well as from training and education organisations. These organisations can answer specific questions and provide further guidance on how businesses can get involved.
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The Association of British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) represent companies of all sizes who invest in discovering the medicines of the future.
ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global body for professional accountants.
The Apprenticeship Hub offers free and impartial apprenticeship advice to SMEs in York, North Yorkshire and East Riding.
Apprenticeships Norfolk work collaboratively with providers, employers & partners to promote the profile & growth of apprenticeships across Norfolk.
Basildon Council’s Economic Development team is dedicated to supporting Basildon-based businesses and those that wish to relocate to the borough.
Berkshire LEP is a business-led, multi-sector partnership that helps drive local economic growth. They deliver a Growth Hub, which provides a government-funded business advice service, and Berkshire Opportunities, a one-stop-shop digital service supporting the Berkshire workforce.
Business in the Community (BITC) works with companies in the UK and internationally, who are committed to improving their impact on society.
biz4Biz provides business networking, marketing, advice and sustainability support for SMEs in the east of England.
British Chambers of Commerce help British businesses to build relationships on every level. They can connect your business locally, nationally and internationally, with other businesses, with decision-makers and with opportunities.
Business West is a certified B-Corp offering business support across the South West. They can help guide you through the skills and funding landscape to access support which most businesses don’t even know exists.
The Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority works with key stakeholders, including local public services, Government departments and agencies, universities and businesses to grow the local and national economy.
The Careers and Enterprise Company (CEC) are the national body for careers education in England, supporting schools and colleges to deliver 21st century careers education, and helping every young person to find their best next step.
The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) encourages management development, carries out research and produces a wide variety of publications on management interests.
There are a number of organisations in Chelmsford that can help you with your business, from giving advice to providing funding.
Chemicals North West is the industry-led, chemical cluster support organisation for the chemical sector in the North West. They support and promote the interests and activities of the chemistry-using industries.
Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) aims to create and grow the UK’s healthiest, most sustainable, inclusive and growing economy.
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is a professional association for human resource management professionals.
Composites UK is the trade association for the UK composites industry. They bring companies throughout the supply chain together, creating partnerships and a unified voice to drive the industry forward.
The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) is the UK’s leading business organisation, representing 190,000 businesses of all sizes from all sectors.
The Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is responsible for driving economic growth and the creation of quality jobs. Their Growth & Skills Hub offers a free and impartial business support service to local businesses.
The D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is a small, friendly team supporting business growth, innovation and skills development in Nottingham City, Nottinghamshire, Derby City and Derbyshire.
A range of government programmes, are available for employers who are considering hiring employees, offering work experience or upskilling existing staff, some of which offer financial incentives.
The Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) work with employers and training providers to give the engineering construction industry workforce the skills it needs to meet the challenges of the future.
Engineering and Machinery Alliance (EAMA) are an umbrella organisation of like-minded associations that represent SME manufacturers.
The Engineering & Manufacturing Network (EMN) is dedicated to building and strengthening the engineering and manufacturing community in North East England.
Enginuity is a charity dedicated to finding new ways to close skills gaps in UK engineering and manufacturing.
The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) offer their members a wide range of vital business services including advice, financial expertise, support and a powerful voice heard in government.
The mission of GFirst Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is to make Gloucestershire great by driving sustainable economic growth throughout the county.
The Glass and Glazing Federation is the representative body for companies that make, supply, or fit glass and glazing products including double glazing and conservatories.
The Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) is a collaborative partnership working to benefit everyone who lives and works in the area, using business-focused targeted interventions.
Greater Manchester Chamber is the largest Chamber of Commerce in the UK with over 4,200 members. They provide business support, sector-based services, and networking opportunities.
Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) are working to accelerate business-led economic growth, unlock job creation and support the scale-up of SMEs.
Free and impartial information, advice, guidance and signposting for all businesses in the Hull and East Yorkshire region, including the HEY Growth Hub.
The Institute of Directors (IOD) is a business organisation for company directors, senior business leaders and entrepreneurs.
Institutes of Technology (IoTs) are a national network of experienced education providers and leading industry employers, working in close partnerships to deliver world-class technical education and training.
Kent Invicta Chamber offers a range of membership services. Discover now how their service can enhance, protect and connect your business, beyond just the UK.
Knowsley Chamber is a proactive organisation that works with you to help your business develop and grow.
Lancashire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is a strategic collaboration between business, universities and local councils which directs economic growth and drives job creation.
The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority offer a range of services to residents and businesses in the local area, including Be More, the online skills, careers and apprenticeships portal.
A single access help point for SMEs within the Liverpool City Region and surrounding areas, who are trying to access external funding, help and support.
The LEP Network enables and promotes all 36 Local Enterprise Partnerships across England to work together on national shared interests to engage with Government and stakeholders.
The London Business Hub offers a range of resources to help London’s businesses to start, sustain and grow.
Formerly known as EEF, Make UK champions engineering & manufacturing in the UK, supporting businesses around the country.
The Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) is the UK’s trade association for companies in the manufacturing technology sector.
North East Ambition supports schools and colleges to provide the best possible career guidance for children and young people. Improving career guidance leads to better links between the classroom and the world of work.
North East England Chamber of Commerce believe that business is stronger together, and want to create a world where businesses in North East England thrive as a collective force.
Northumberland County Council seeks to focus on supporting the development of a robust and diverse economy and sustainable communities across Northumberland.
Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (OxLEP) is creating a highly skilled, adaptable workforce to position Oxfordshire as a top three Global Innovation Ecosystem by 2040.
The Packaging Federation is a unique representative body for companies and organisations in the UK packaging manufacturing sector and associated activities.
The Science Council is dedicated to supporting and recognising emerging talent in science. They offer resources and developments for each of the technical education routes, including tailored support for individuals, employers and providers.
Somerset Education Business Partnership aim to improve connections between employers, schools, colleges and work-related learning providers throughout Somerset.
The South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SELEP) provides the clear vision and strategic leadership to drive sustainable private sector-led growth and job creation in their area.
Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce has been representing the interests of local businesses for 200 years.
STEMPOINT East is an educational charity that provides a link between education and STEM industry. Our aim is to encourage children to enjoy STEM subjects at all ages and consider the many routes that can lead to a STEM career.
Sussex Chamber of Commerce work with local business leaders, employer networks and education providers to provide business advice, services and skills development, including a wide range of resources and activities via Future Skills Sussex.
TechSkills is the employer-led body for digital skills. They are not-for-profit and responsible for Tech Industry Gold, the only industry accreditation for education and training relevant to digital and tech careers.
techUK is the UK’s technology trade association. They create a network for innovation and collaboration across business, government and stakeholders to provide a better future for people, society, the economy and the planet.
5% Club members are public and private companies who want to make a difference. Their 700+ members represent over 1,600,000 employees, of whom around 93,000 are engaged in “earn and learn” workplace learning schemes.
The West of England Combined Authority offers a range of services to businesses and residents, including both the Skills Connect and Growth Hub Services.
West and North Yorkshire Chamber exists to connect, support and represent businesses, from start-up ventures, SME businesses through to large enterprises.