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.

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