+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 links below or get in touch 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:

  • Nwes 
    Nwes offers advice and training, access to finance, and mentoring for those wishing to start their own business. Browse through our support packages and resources below, and contact us to find out how you can take the first steps towards your business start-up.
  • Start & Grow
    Start & Grow  is a website operated by Nwes that provides a free online resource platform to support businesses on their journey from pre-start to start-up, and the early stages of growth.
  • Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce 
    Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce is the voice of local business, dedicated to supporting the continued success of local businesses through networking opportunities and valuable expert advice. The Chamber runs regular informal networking evenings in the area, as well as workshops and conferences on various subjects to help businesses develop their skills and competitiveness.   

  • Federation of Small Businsses
    As experts in business, they offer members a wide range of vital business services including advice, financial expertise, support and a powerful voice in government. With a mission to help smaller businesses achieve their ambitions. They are a not-for-profit organisation, led by a team of our members, which exists to serve the small business community across the UK.
  • The Business Board Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Enterprise Partnership (GCGP)
    The business board, is proud to be the local enterprise partnership (LEP) for our region whose accountable body is the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority.


  • HMRC
    HMRC’s interactive Tax Widget provide quick, easy to use advice on everything you need to know about tax when becoming self-employed. The widget below includes PDFs and videos from HMRC on a variety of topics to help you understand how to deal with tax when setting up a business
  • Start Up Loans 
    Start or grow your own busineswith the help of a government-backed Start Up Loan and free business support. A great alternative for individuals looking for business loans to fund their start up.



If you'd like free and impartial advice about getting the most relevant support for your business venture, contact Fenland for Business.

Email: business@fenland.gov.uk 

Call: +44 (0) 1354 622506







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