Support for businesses in every industry

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 5% Club

5% Club members are public and private companies who want to make a difference. Our 700+ members represent over 1,600,000 employees, of whom around 93,000 are engaged in “earn and learn” workplace learning schemes.

OxLEP

OxLEP is creating a highly skilled, adaptable workforce to position Oxfordshire as a top three Global Innovation Ecosystem by 2040.

Federation of Small Businesses

The Federation of Small Businesses mission is to help smaller businesses achieve their ambitions. We offer our members a wide range of vital business services including advice, financial expertise, support and a powerful voice heard in government.

STEMPOINT East

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.

Hull & East Yorkshire LEP

Free and impartial information, advice, guidance and signposting for all businesses in the Hull and East Yorkshire region. Got a business issue or looking to grow? Then speak to one of our advisors today!

The LEP Network Limited

The LEP Network enables and promotes all 38 Local Enterprise Partnerships across England to work together on national shared interests to engage with Government and stakeholders.

Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce

Kent Invicta Chamber offers a range of membership services. Discover now how our service can enhance, protect and connect your business, beyond just the UK.

Lancashire LEP

A strategic collaboration between business, universities and local councils which directs economic growth and drives job creation

Liverpool City Region

The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority is the combined authority of the Liverpool City Region. Be More is the online skills, careers and apprenticeships portal serving the residents and businesses of the Liverpool City Region.

Apprenticeship-Hub

The Apprenticeship Hub offers free and impartial apprenticeship advice to SMEs in York, North Yorkshire and East Riding.

Sussex Chamber of Commerce

We’re dedicated to getting you exactly what you need to make your business fly. We work with local business leaders, employer networks and education providers. We investigate and articulate the skills needed to support you.

Institute of Directors

The Institute of Directors is a business organisation for company directors, senior business leaders and entrepreneurs.

Department for Education

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.

Chartered Management Institute

The Chartered Management Institute encourages management development, carries out research, produces a wide variety of publications on management interests, and publishes the official members’ magazine, Professional Manager.

Tech UK

Championing technology’s role in preparing and empowering the UK for what comes next, delivering a better future for people, society, the economy and the planet.

North East Ambition

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

We want to create a world where businesses in North East England thrive as a collective force, because we believe that business is stronger together.

Apprenticeships Norfolk

A trusted, impartial service; working collaboratively with providers, employers & partners to promote the profile & growth of apprenticeships across the county.

D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership

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.

Somerset EBP

We aim to improve connections between employers, schools, colleges and work-related learning providers throughout Somerset.

Greater London Authority

Supporting London’s businesses to start, sustain and grow.

The Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership

Home to one of the largest professional and financial centres outside of London, with a world leading advanced manufacturing base, burgeoning creative and cultural industries and emerging strengths in life sciences.

Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce and Industry Ltd

Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce and Industry has been representing the interests of local businesses for 200 years.

BITC

BITC works with companies in the UK and internationally, who are committed to improving their impact on society.

ACCA

The global nature of accountancy – and the central role of accountants working in and for organisations – means the profession is unique in its ability to drive change and help build a better world.

LCR Finance Hub

A single access help point for SMEs trying to access external funding, help and support. Explore our new website to find out more about how we can help you.

Chelmsford City Council

There are a number of organisations in Chelmsford that can help you with your business, from giving advice to providing funding.

Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership

The Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership is responsible for driving economic growth and the creation of quality jobs. Our Growth & Skills Hub offers a free and impartial business support service to local businesses.

West Yorkshire Combined Authority

We work with the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership to represent the interests of the City Region and promote business growth and workforce skills.

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority

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.

Cheshire and Warrington LEP

Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership aims to create and grow the UK’s healthiest, most sustainable, inclusive and growing economy.

Hertfordshire LEP

We are working to accelerate business-led economic growth, unlock job creation and support the scale-up of our SMEs.

Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce

Greater Manchester Chamber is the largest Chamber of Commerce in the UK with over 4,200 members. We provide business support, sector-based services, and networking opportunities. We are the voice of business in Greater Manchester.

South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SELEP)

The South East Local Enterprise Partnership provides the clear vision and strategic leadership to drive sustainable private sector-led growth and job creation in their area.

West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce

West and North Yorkshire Chamber exists to connect, support and represent businesses, from start-up ventures, SME businesses through to large enterprises.

Make UK

Formerly known as EEF, Make UK champions engineering & manufacturing in the UK, supporting businesses around the country. Learn more about what we do.

GFirst LEP

It’s GFirst LEP’s mission to make Gloucestershire great by driving sustainable economic growth throughout the county.

Calderdale College

Employers wanting to develop workforce skills and expertise can now access support through Rise, exclusively available at Calderdale College.

British Chambers of Commerce

We believe it’s our relationships with others that lead us to achieve goals beyond those we could ever achieve alone. We can connect your business locally, nationally and internationally, with other businesses.

CIPD

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development is a professional association for human resource management professionals.

Knowsley Chamber of Commerce

Knowsley Chamber is a proactive organisation that works with you to help your business develop and grow.

biz4Biz

The network for like-minded business owners, entrepreneurs, senior executives and forward-thinking professionals in and around Hertfordshire

Business West

Business West is a certified B-Corp offering business support across the South West. We’ll guide you through the often-complicated skills and funding landscape to access support which most businesses don’t even know exists.

CBI

The CBI is the UKís leading business organisation, representing 190,000 businesses that together employ around a third of the UKís private sector workforce. We represent businesses of all sizes from all sectors.

Engineering and Machinery Alliance

EAMA – Engineering and Machinery Alliance an umbrella organisation of like-minded associations that represent SME manufacturers.

The Careers and Enterprise Company

Our mission is to prepare and inspire young people for the fast-changing world of work.

Tech Skills

Employers of all sizes from every sector of the economy collaborate through the Tech Industry Gold Employer Network, working with universities to create degrees and degree apprenticeships that are highly valued by industry.

Glass and Glazing Federation

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.

Basildon Council

Basildon Council’s Economic Development team is dedicated to supporting businesses that are already located here, as well as those that wish to relocate to the borough.

London Economic Action Partnership (LEAP)

Bringing entrepreneurs and business together with London’s government to deliver economic growth and job creation.

Northumberland County Council

The Council seeks to focus on supporting the development of a robust and diverse economy and sustainable communities across Northumberland.