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Where to find business support organisations who help start-ups.

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Businesses in Surrey are more likely to succeed if they seek and act upon the advice of a professional business adviser. This page should point you in the right direction.

"You don't know, what you don't know" is a great saying and so applicable to starting a business. There are so many considerations in the early stages that taking advice from an experienced business adviser will dramatically increase your chances of success.

See list of local business support organisations below.

Can you help start-ups in in Surrey?

If so, your logo, company details and link to your site could be here!

If you are based in in Surrey or offer a product or service which could help existing local businesses and start-ups, we would love you to help you reach them. Our aim is to increase the chances of every new business's success by highlighting the help that is available in the area.

You are able to add a free listing or act as our recommended local partner for only £10 per year!

Local partners

We are happy to promote anyone who is prepared to offer friendly support to local start-ups.

Our local partners have been kind enough to help us and are keen to help you too.

Free startup guide

Start Your Own Business in 2021

Download the 2024 edition of our Free guide

An interactive step-by-step guide which also includes all of the most important subjects covered with links to useful articles and relevant contacts.

The idea of starting your own business can be incredibly exciting and who can blame you for being tempted?

However, the sad truth is that far too many new enterprises fail in the early stages. Our aim is to make sure that you don't become one of them.

This guide explains the key start-up subjects in simple English and points to where you can find help and support.

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Surrey Business Advisors

Start-up support at Surrey Research Park
Supporting UK tech businesses to grow and thrive in our entrepreneurial ecosystem. Our goal is to fast-track the growth of your business. We offer tailored advice and support, from workshops to investment readiness programmes, together with access to flexible office services within the Surrey Technology Centre through the SETsquared Surrey brand.
Levelling Up
Levelling Up means creating opportunities for everyone across the UK by: improving jobs, pay and living standards making streets safer protecting health and wellbeing investing in high streets and town centres improving local transport Opportunities wherever you areThe UK Government is investing 13 billion in Levelling Up projects for local people and local businesses across the country to help grow the economy, create jobs, improve transport and provide skills training and local business support. You can find local projects from this page.
UK Research & Innovation
We invest in research and innovation to enrich lives, drive economic growth, and create jobs and high-quality public services across the UK. We are transforming tomorrow together.
Department for Business & Trade
The Department for Business & Trade helps businesses export and grow into global markets. We also help overseas companies locate and grow in the UK. Our services are provided in over 100 markets throughout the world. We are passionate about what we do. Thats why we constantly review our services in light of customer feedback and the impact they offer, which means theyll vary from time to time.
Surrey County Council - Starting a New Business
Surrey County Council appreciates starting a new business has many pitfalls so they have put together some key information that should help you if you are providing products or a service to customers.
TY Consulting Ltd
TY Consulting Ltd is a business development and management consultancy, based in Woking, Surrey. We offer our clients a comprehensive business viewpoint backed by thorough research to develop strategies and plans that yield immediate results. TY Consulting is always here to support your business whether you are at the very beginning of your journey or you are on the top of your industry.
Safety Limits Ltd
Firstly I would like to introduce myself, my name is James Vetch Dip Grad and I am an Independent Health & Safety Consultant, and the founder of Safety Limits Ltd, and specialize in the education field. I have a few schools as clients, and ones who are just signing up to Safety Limits Ltd, Chinthurst at Tadworth being one of them, and therefore I would like to offer my services to you at very competitive rates, with a professional service, as it has become quite apparent to me as a Consultant there are a lot of academies, colleges and schools requiring this service, as well as small businesses just starting up. Please see below for some of the services I can offer you: - write Health & Safety policies - carry out all Risk Assessments, and Fire Risk Assessment - carry out all Health & Safety Training, and also specialized training through music for persons with learning difficulties, or disabilities - carry out audit and inspection - write Management systems (Manage Health & Safety) These are just a few things I can offer you a full list can be found on my website: , If you would like to know more about these services, or how Safety Limits Ltd can help you start up your business, why not contact me for a consultation to assess what requirements you need for health & Safety and future compliance, I will be happy to make an appointment at a convenient time for yourselves. On my website you will also find client testimonials who have had my services and are very happy, of which one was Kingston University, and more recently Bensham Manor School a co educational school in Thornton Heath Croydon. I look forward to hearing from you. Kind regards James Vetch Dip Grad Safety Limits Ltd Tel: 07766 440474 E mail: Web:
Prowess- Women in Business
Prowess is the online hub for women-friendly business support, inspiration and information. Our vision is an environment where women in business can flourish. Be inspired Prowess is full of stories and shared experiences from women who’ve made their own way in business. Everyone has a story to tell. And women who are thinking of starting a business – and those looking to grow – say there aren’t enough stories of real women in business out there. In our recent survey 43% said they wanted to read more experiences and case studies from ‘real’ women in business! Read them here, or submit your own here.
Freelance Heroes
The Freelance Heroes portal is the best place for UK freelancers and small business owners to be seen and get the support they need. Whether you’re starting out, settling in to or scaling up your freelance business, navigating the changing marketplace can be challenging. That’s why on top of essential practical support, our community provides the moral support to help you go it alone without feeling alone. We like to think of our members as virtual business sidekicks; always there, when you need them. Free membership includes: fortnightly emails with tips and news; the right to access advice and support through our 10,000 strong community of freelancers; invites to our community events.
Let's Do Business Group
With the ability to help businesses across all sectors, our team can offer business consultancy services to help you achieve your goals. The Let’s Do Business Group can provide virtual business consultancy services through our team of business professionals and quality assured consultants. Whether its developing a business plan or strategy, coaching or mentoring of senior staff and business owners, or just being a sounding board our team are here to help. We offer a free initial consultation so that we understand your needs, and you get to know us. We will then agree how we will work together and our fees – this could be from a one off session, a short support programme or a longer term project. We also have access to a range of other business specialists to help you with anything from Marketing to HR – so whatever your need, we can find a solution. Contact the team today at or email
ACF Associates
ACF Associates is a leading provider of working capital advice, business coaching, finance director and turnaround services to technology, manufacturing and consumer goods businesses in the South East. Our results focused, and scalable programs are designed to systematically resolve cash and finance issues, so delivering financial stability, business confidence, and a platform for growth.
Branduin Business Support
Branduin Business Support works closely with Chambers of Commerce & Local Authorities to provide chamber members and local business communities with access to quality-assured business advice and support. Advice and support is provided by advisors who have extensive knowledge and experience in starting, growing and running successful businesses. Branduin team members have an exceptionally broad range of skills allowing each of them to meet the needs of businesses at all stages of their development from start-up to exit.
Business Options
Business Options are a specialist Franchising and Business Expansion consultancy, that combines hands-on experience with established business practices, to provide tailored, practical, realistic advice and support in the fields of Franchising, Licensing, Distributorships, Agencies and other forms of Business Expansion.
Coast to Capital Growth Hub
The Coast to Capital Growth Hub is a government funded service to provide businesses with free and impartial support, bringing you all the help your Coast to Capital based business needs to achieve your growth goals. The Growth Hub website provides help for businesses to find the best support relevant to them through its four stage filter. The site contains events, resources for business and business support organisations to suit the needs of the business. The aim of the Coast to Capital Growth Hub service is to help businesses in the region quickly find the most relevant support to address their growth ambitions.
Enterprise M3 Growth Hub
Aimed at businesses looking to succeed in the Enterprise M3 area, the Enterprise M3 Growth Hub is an expert advice and resource network which helps businesses achieve results quickly through a free personal, tailored service focused on Growth. Delivered by BE Group with its expert partners, SETsquared, Business South and the County Councils of Hampshire and Surrey, the Enterprise M3 Growth Hub is driving impact by working in new ways based on what businesses tell us they need, to help them fulfil their potential.
Gatwick Diamond - Business Support
All companies locating in the Diamond can access a wide range of business support and information. A list of useful contacts can be foind on this page.
SETsquared Surrey
Supporting high-growth technology businesses on one of the most successful Science Parks in Europe. A unique entrepreneurial eco-system, providing dedicated desks for our Members with the opportunity to grow into the 74000 sq ft Surrey Technology Centre. Our programme does not take equity in your business, instead SETsquared Surrey helps members to grow into its high growth, flexible office space.
South East Innovation & Growth
South East Business Innovation and Growth provides business support which is designed to have a tangible and positive impact on companies in the South East of England which have the potential to innovate and grow. Innovation and Growth Team (IGT) is headed up by Anne Crean, and is staffed by experienced business professionals, coaches and mentors who operate locally
Surrey Chambers of Commerce
Surrey Chambers of Commerce is the county’s largest independent not-for-profit business support and networking organisation. We love to champion Surrey’s businesses, so why not join and be one of them? Small Business with massive ambitions We work closely with businesses of all sizes, understanding the pressures on smaller organisations and helping them achieve their ambitions. You’d be surprised how much your business has in common with others, find out how you can benefit from joining us.
Surrey Chambers of Commerce Start Up Clinics
Are you thinking of starting a business, or maybe you’ve already started one and need some advice? Setting up a business is an exciting and inspirational opportunity but can also prove to be extremely challenging, especially on your own. Surrey Chambers of Commerce are pleased to be able to bring you these free 1-2-1 Business Start-up Clinics to help you on your journey to success.

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