+44 (0) 1354 622506 business@fenland.gov.uk

Support for Businesses
Starting a business

Fenland for Business has excellent links with local and national organisations that can help new businesses get started and develop. If you're looking for additional support please use the link below or get in tocuh with us for impartial advice about developing your business, from concept to maturity. 

Our website has information on the following topics:

Finance and grants for start-ups

Accessing new markets, clients and business opportunities

Finding or adapting property

 

Below is a list of organisations that can provide specialist support to start-up companies:

  • The Government's business support helpline offers help on starting and running a business. You can contact them Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm on 0300 456 3565. For more details about business and self-employment, visit their website: https://www.gov.uk/browse/business. For further information on how the Business Support Helpline can help your business visit www.gov.uk/business-support-helpline
  • The Federation of Small Businesses is a campaigning pressure group, promoting and protecting the interests of the self-employed and owners of small firms. Formed in 1974, the FSB offers a range of benefits and support for its 200,000 members across 33 regions and 188 branches. For further information about how the Federation of Small Business can help your business visit www.fsb.org.uk/bedscambsherts
  • Get Set for Growth - Get Set for Growth is tailored specifically for growing businesses. Funded by the Regional Growth Fund, JP Morgan and the European Regional Development Fund, Get Set for Growth offers support in specific areas of expertise to help business owners grow their company and develop the skills needed to manage their organisation. http://www.getsetforgrowth.com/support/approach/
  • If you run a social enterprise, are looking to set one up, or you want to support the sector, SEEE can help. They offer support and specialist resources for their members across the East. For further information on how Social Enterprise East of England can help your business visit www.seee.co.uk

 

Email: business@fenland.gov.uk 

Call: +44 (0) 1354 622506

 

 

Fenland for Business free networking event - November 2017

Friday 24 November 2017, 10:00
The Boathouse, 1 Harbour Square, Wisbech, PE13 3BH

This is an informal and relaxed drop-in session which is free to attend and organised by Link4Coffee in partnership with Fenland District Council. Held every 4 weeks, these events give local organisations a chance to connect with each other...

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Agri-Food Success in Fenland - free networking event in Chatteris

Tuesday 31 October 2017, 10:00
The South Fens Business Centre, Fenton Way, Chatteris, PE16 6TT

This free event will focus on grant funding and business support specifically aimed at helping rural and agricultural organisations across Fenland. Speakers will include the Country Land and Business Association (CLA), the Eastern Agri-tech...

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Fenland for Business free networking event - October 2017

Friday 27 October 2017, 10:00
The Boathouse, 1 Harbour Square, Wisbech, PE13 3BH

A free of charge, informal and relaxed drop-in session organised by Link4Coffee in partnership with Fenland District Council. These events run every 4 weeks to give local organisations a chance to connect with each other and the local commu...

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