How to Start a Business in Ledbury

How to Start a Business in Ledbury


If you run a business in Ledbury or if you are thinking of starting a new business in Ledbury we hope that you will find this site both interesting and useful.

It has been designed to help you find local firms and business support organisations who will be happy to give you friendly advice as well as provide the services that you may need.

Other towns covered in Herefordshire: Bromyard  |  Hereford  |  Kington  |  Ledbury  |  Leominster  |  Ross-On-Wye  | 

Recommended Local Partners:

Pixham Consulting Ltd..

Pixham Consulting Ltd..

Pixham Consulting Ltd. is a highly professional financial services consulting firm. Our focus is to deliver a top quality effective service which fully meets the needs of our client base in the Herefordshire and Malvern area.

We use our expertise and experience to advise clients in all aspects of accountancy and finance. The requirement for accurate, reliable professional advice is now more important than ever.

Our consultants are highly trained and experienced in a vast array of financial and accounting services. We can tailor the service delivery to meet your business needs. Please click on any of the services below for further detail.

» Business Process Analysis and Financial Systems Implementation
» Project Management
» Accountancy
» Bookkeeping
» VAT Services
» Corporation Tax Services
» Self Assessment Forms for Individuals
» Trading Accounts for Sole Traders, Partnerships and Limited Companies
» Payroll Administration and Management

Pixham Consulting Ltd..
T: 01905 831901

How to Start a Business in 2013

How to Start a Business in 2013We have created a series of free downloadable step-by-step guides which we hope will help you plot your way to start-up success.

They each contain useful contacts as well as an easy to follow snapshot of all the key subjects.

Download How to Start a Business in 2013 now.
(No registration required but you will need to be able to open a PDF - get Adobe Reader.)

Latest Business Start Up News

We are constantly searching for interesting or useful stories that might appeal to small business owners and new business start-ups. Some of the latest additions are listed below or see all news articles

Shoreditch prepares for landmark business event
Shoreditch prepares for landmark business event
A conference and exhibition aimed at the UK’s most ambitious and fastest-growing businesses is coming to Shoreditch in 2014.

The Elite Business National Conference and Exhibition will be held over two days from 10–11 April at The Old Truman Brewery, and is expected to attract 15,000 attendees. The event will encompass a series of seminars, workshops and presentations from some of the UK's most successful entrepreneurs. Confirmed speakers include Karren Brady, Michelle Mone and Michael Portillo, whilst Companies House, the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) and BT Business are amongst the organisations exhibiting at the event.

The company behind the Elite Business National Conference and Exhibition – CE Media – is the publisher of national print and digital title Elite Business Magazine, which is dedicated to entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The publication was established in 2011 and currently has 32,000 subscribers, with the digital version of the magazine distributed to a further 800,000 SMEs via a network of online partners.

Scott English, managing director of CE Media, commented: “Thanks to the insight and invaluable feedback from our readers, we recognise that now is the right time to cater for the needs of our stellar high-growth businesses and exceptional entrepreneurs. The Elite Business National Conference and Exhibition represents a fantastic platform for this to be achieved.”

According to the Business Growth Fund (BGF) Growth Companies Barometer, the population of UK companies with a turnover of between £2.5m and £100m has consistently been around 23,000 to 25,000. It is the owners and directors of these firms that are expected to attend The Elite Business National Conference and Exhibition to learn from top business leaders and connect with companies that offer products and services to support their growth and expansion.

Free tickets are available to all relevant business owners and directors to attend the trade exhibition, seminars and workshops. Tickets for the conference are on sale later this month. For more information, please visit |

Exciting news for UK start-ups.
Exciting news for UK start-ups.
The launch of Virgin StartUp was announced yesterday. This will be a not-for-profit company, which will offer financial support, mentoring and business advice to thousands of young entrepreneurs across the UK. Partners include Richard Branson himself, Richard Reed (co-founder of Innocent Drinks), James Caan (StartUp Loans) and the Cavendish Consortium (a network of UK Enterprise Agencies).

Start Up Loans now available to over 30's
Start Up Loans now available to over 30's
If you are thinking of starting a business (or have done so in the past 12 months) and need to borrow some money, this may be great news. Previously only available to anybody aged under 30, the age cap has now been lifted.

Business Seminar (Hampshire) - Pensions Auto-Enrolment
Business Seminar (Hampshire) - Pensions Auto-Enrolment
Rothmans Accountants invite you to join them for a business seminar on 11th September. It will be an informative evening on auto-enrolment, with your chance to quiz the expert panel on all things pensions, and how this may affect you.

5 Must-Read Books For Starting Your Company
5 Must-Read Books For Starting Your Company
A list of five books that Forbes have concluded that every start-up should read. There are quite a few similar lists on the Internet but this one includes titles that are not usually mentioned.

Local Firms

Although there are plenty of online business directories, it can sometimes be quite difficult to find LOCAL companies who are genuinely keen to support you. For example if you are based in Ledbury , it makes sense to use an accountant, web designer or printer based in Ledbury who is prepared to help small businesses or new business start ups.

Ledbury Business Advice & Support | Ledbury Accountants | Banking & Finance | Commercial Property | Business Law | Business Opportunities | Communications | Education & Training | Ledbury Graphic Design | Ledbury Networking Clubs | Online Marketing | Printers | Sales & Marketing | Ledbury Utilities | Ledbury Web Design | Ledbury Business Directory

Everything You Need to Know About Starting a Business

In addition to these local pages, we have also compiled a library of information covering all of the key issues that you have to consider when you start a business. This includes articles, downloads and links to the best resources that are available for new business start ups.

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Ledbury Business Start-Up Contacts

If you offer a product or service that can help new business start ups or existing small businesses in the Ledbury area, we would love to hear from you. (Add Your Link)

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce Joining our 1300-strong network will give you access to a wealth of local knowledge, business training and networking opportunities; generous savings on a wide range of business products and services; the assistance you need to reach international markets; as well as a whole host of business solutions to help your company grow. | 0845 641 1641

Federation of Small Business Shropshire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire
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. Formed in 1974, it now has over 200,000 members across 33 regions. In addition, Member Services is committed to delivering a wide range of high quality, good value business services to members of the FSB. Regional office: FSB FREEPOST SWC 4117, PERSHORE WR10 3ZD
| | 01386 750032

Goherefordshire is a ground breaking website that has a comprehensive business guide detailing the best commercial enterprises in the county. | | 7713140896

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce
We pride ourselves on our private, not for profit status. This means that we are in business for your business and your success is central to everything we do, it is as simple as that. As a member of the Chamber you will enjoy benefits that meet your unique business ambitions. From profile raising, international trade, legal advice and professional training to business networks and HR consultancy the Chamber is here to help you advance and grow. Companies join to be more visible, to make business connections and to access professional expertise, knowledge and experience. Your business success, it is in our drive, our vision, our passion. By joining us you will be in good company and you will discover a culture of good business. For further information on becoming a member contact us by phone or e-mail at: or visit | | 0845 641 1641

Herefordshire Business Partnership
This is a forum designed to discuss the impact legislation has upon a company's activities. It also offers businesses the chance to meet with the Council's regulatory agencies to express opinions on the quality of service provided. Herefordshire Business Partnership offers businesses the chance to tap into a wealth of expertise and information, and access people who could save them a great deal of time and effort understanding and implementing regulations. | | 01432 261 986

Learning and Skills Council - Herefordshire and Worcestershire
The Learning and Skills Council exists to make England better skilled and more competitive. We have a single goal: to improve the skills of England???s young people and adults to ensure we have a workforce of world-class standard.
| | 0845 019 4188

Organisation for Responsible Businesses (ORB)
ORB is a business membership organisation for businesses that want to stand out from the crowd: for businesses that believe ethics and values are important; for businesses that consider people and the environment in their business decisions. Being a member of ORB, using the Responsible Business Member logo and having an entry in the Responsible Business Directory is a great way to market your business and is an asset to any qualifying business. | | 01702 468387

Partners for Social Enterprise
Herefordshire Council co-facilitates Partners for Social Enterprise in Herefordshire and Worcestershire. This is a partnership of organisations committed to working together to support the social enterprise sector in the two counties. In May 2005 it published the Strategy for Social Enterprise in the two counties.
| | 01905 766 376

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