Our Links

Here is a selection of links that are useful for people in business. If you have any you'd like to share with us and our network please let us know.


The British Chamber of Commerce, the national voice of local business, providing a range of services including international trade, training and cost-effective commercial services.


The Department for Business Innovation and Skills.


This provides information for limited companies, including name searches and basic company information.


Funding Circle was created with a big idea: to revolutionize the outdated banking system and secure a better deal for everyone. It’s helped businesses expand, investors prosper and the economy grow to become the world’s leading marketplace exclusively focused on small businesses. Businesses can borrow directly from a wide range of investors, including more than 30,000 people, the UK Government, local councils, a university and a number of financial organisations.


The Federation of Small Business is the leading political lobby for British small business.


Offers a simple 4-step grant search service. It has comprehensive, up-to-date information on business grants currently available in only a few seconds. Contains regional information on around 5,000 capital grants.


A comprehensive website dedicated to new businesses.


An independent organisation aiming to foster success in young people who are starting and developing their own businesses. Also hosts a national competition for start-ups to accelerate young business ideas. Free advice for 16 to 30 year olds.


Aimed at SMEs, with a clear and simple design, combining news with practical advice in a no-nonsense style.


Provides the latest information on how Shell Livewire assists people aged 16-30 who are looking to start their own business.


Designed for the accountancy community providing accounting and taxation information.


Provides information for limited companies, including name searches and basic company information.


The Federation of Small Business is the leading political lobby for British small business.


Whether you are thinking of investing or buying assets for your business, or simply thinking of employing someone, there may be a tax relief or allowance that you are entitled to.

See what reliefs/allowances your business could benefit from and whether you can claim. Areas cover finance, employment and skills, new markets and regulation.


Advice for small businesses and those going self-employed. It's surprisingly helpful and full of useful information.


Government health and safety advice.


The Enterprise Nation Marketplace is the only place you can find Growth Voucher Advisers.  The Government funded programme to help small businesses to afford strategic advice by providing match funding up to £2,000.


The National Statistics Office. Full of useful information, regularly updated.


Regular networking events at AFC Bournemouth Football Club with charity, themed and business events.


The Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry represents businesses of all sizes and sectors. They deliver around 90 events and training courses every year and strive to give all Members the opportunity to learn, meet new contacts and promote their business through networking or sponsorship opportunities.


The Boardroom Network is all about business. We focus on decision makers – business owners, directors and managers. Our monthly breakfast events unashamedly take the best of other networks but add an engaging new format with more open networking and one-to-ones, as well as table swaps. 

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