There’s lots of useful information and organisations to help small business. I hope you find this useful!

Business Support

Marches Growth Hub – information on finance and funding, networking and events, advice and support, employment and skills across Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and Herefordshire.

Telford & Wrekin Business Support – links for access to finance, events, starting and running a business, skills, land and property. List of general and specialist networking groups and information for inward investors.

Shropshire Council Business Support – information and advice for new and existing businesses and companies considering relocating to Shropshire.

WiRE (Women in Rural Enterprise) – a national business support network; promoting, supporting and developing its membership of rural (and urban) businesswomen with practical business support, networking and events.

University of Wolverhampton – Business Solutions Centre – offering start-up businesses and established companies in the Midlands and beyond, a single point of access to a wide range of events, workshops, business facilities, professional advisory services, consultancy and innovation support.

Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) – Government department for economic growth, skills and education to promote trade, boost innovation and help people to start and grow a business.

Enterprise Action – an European funded project to support businesses within the Black Country, Herefordshire and Shropshire including match funded grants, events and workshops, business consultancy, office and co-working spaces.

Networking/Business Groups

Shropshire Chamber of Commerce – championing over 800 Shropshire businesses at a local, regional and national level. Offering lobbying, membership benefits, networking, events, training and international trade support.

Other Chambers – Oswestry Chamber of Commerce,  Ludlow Chamber of Commerce and Trade,  Shrewsbury Business Chamber.                          

Federation of Small Business – Shropshire, Herefordshire & Worcestershire – part of the UK’s largest campaigning pressure group promoting and protecting the interests of the self-employed and small business owners. Monthly networking meetings in different locations.

WiRE (Women in Rural Enterprise) – monthly networking meetings and Facebook groups run by WiRE members in:-

Other networking groups – Telford Business Club, Yoo2B,  4Networking, Pathways to Growth including Coffee and Natter.

Useful Information


Here’s a useful graphic from on How to Recover an Unpaid Invoice. For small businesses, cash flow is the most important factor to ensure overheads are meet. Unfortunately, for many of us, far too much time and energy is spent chasing late payments, ultimately interrupting a business’s cash flow and ability to take on new projects and expand.

By following a standard business process for recovering unpaid invoices, such as the one from Sage, you can reduce this time while remaining professional and protecting your client relationships.




























What are Leased Lines? – quite simply Leased lines are the fastest business broadband service you can buy! Find out more in this useful article.