Business support directory

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Business growth

We’re committed to supporting business of all sizes to adapt and overcome the challenges that this pandemic has presented us.

Business support directory
Our support directory includes the details of businesses we've worked with before. They have a wealth of knowledge and information to support and guide your business through this time.



Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-employed (IPSE)

Business resources and support

IPSE represent and promote the interests of the self-employed, to make their personal and professional lives better. They do this be providing services, products and introductions for the benefit of the self-employed community.

Association of British Insurers

Business resources and support

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) is the voice of the UK insurance and long term savings sector, representing over 200 firms.

AXA Business Insurance


AXA can offer a choice of insurance products and services to help protect your business. AXA is not part of the Santander group

B Lab UK

Digital training

B Corp UK is a registered charity which exists to support a community of UK-based B Corporations, businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. Our Business Sustainability Programme in partnership with B Corp UK answers the key questions about managing your company’s impacts on your people and the planet, from what the expectations and opportunities are, to how to get started.

Be the Business

Business growth consultants

Be the Business is a not-for-profit organisation set up by the Government to support SMEs. They've created a programme called Rebuild to bring free expert advice on recovery tactics, stories from peers and access to like-minded people to bounce ideas off.

Brand by Me

Business resources and support

Brand by Me is a brand and strategy consultancy helping companies build brands that drive social change and positive business impact. They help businesses respond to turbulence and thrive for the long-term.

British Library Business & IP Centre

Business resources and support

British Library Business & IP Centre have centres in libraries across the to country support small business owners, entrepreneurs and inventors. The team can help you take steps to start up, protect and grow your business. Their databases, publications and industry guides provide essential information, from competitor analysis to intellectual property basics. They also offer free and low-cost advice through workshops, webinars and one-to-one sessions.



GovGrant are a research and development (R&D), tax credits and intellectual property (IP) advisory service. They have access to a full range of industry experts across the country – with different experience, skillsets and technical knowledge.


Business growth consultants

Harpers are a results driven business growth consultancy practice supporting SMEs to transform and grow. They have industry qualified experts in strategy, sales, marketing, lean operations and finance. They take a 360° view of your current situation, quickly identifying areas giving the biggest and most immediate impact on your bottom line. Their unique 360i process of 20% strategy and 80% execution means they don’t just propose a plan and walk away. They have a flexible approach to suit your business needs and budget.


Network for women of colour

Precious champions women of colour by shining a light on their achievements and building their professional networks through powerful sisterhood. They do this through their community, their magazine and their awards.

Small Business Commissioner

Payment support

The Small Business Commissioner (SBC) is an independent public body set up by Government under the Enterprise Act 2016 to tackle late payment and unfavourable payment practices in the private sector. The SBC covers the whole of the UK - England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Scottish Chambers of Commerce

Business resources and support

The Scottish Chambers of Commerce is the umbrella organisation for the 26 Chambers of Commerce in Scotland. They represent more than 12,000 member companies who support in excess of 50% of all private sector jobs in Scotland. They offer business support, business advisory, business mentoring, international trade services, exporting documentations.

Upskill Digital

Digital training

UpSkill Digital supports businesses by giving them the right mindset and skills to constantly embrace new ways of working. Delivered by a global network of digital experts, their programmes empower businesses to establish a learning culture within their organisation, helping them adopt new tools and technologies to continue to stay competitive in a digital age and continue to maintain employee engagement. From live instructor-led virtual workshops, to expert masterclasses and blended transformation programmes.


Video production

Wooshii is an innovative video services agency with the capacity to create video anywhere in the world, in any format, using a talent network of over 16,000 experts. Wooshii works with global organisations across multiple industry sectors to enable consistent and reliable video production at scale, supporting a wide variety of internal and external marketing and communication functions.


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