Business support and advice

We work with partners to help businesses in New Forest start, grow and improve their productivity.

There are many different business support options available, including financial assistance. There are also different routes to take depending on the stage and type of your business, your growth plans and the type of support you require.

Contact our economic development business support team by phone on 023 8028 5735 or by email to businesssupport@nfdc.gov.uk.

Follow us on Twitter and sign up to our Sign up to the Business Support eNewsletter to keep informed and updated on our services and support for businesses.

Businesses in the New Forest can benefit from receiving information on District Council services and its partners.
Where to find help and advice to grow and support your business.
Ways that existing businesses can apply for financial support.
Support, advice and useful organisations for start-up businesses.
New Forest District Council's Economic Development service, manages or works with partners to deliver initiatives in support local businesses and the local economy.
We can help you find new commercial properties for your business.
Information on training and apprenticeships for employers and employees.
Find business advice, support and contacts via organisations in New Forest.
Read our economic development strategy plus facts and figures about New Forest's economy.
Advice and support for businesses that export goods and service abroad.
Support and information for different types of business in New Forest.
Apply for permission to make film, TV or student productions on public land.
How to become a supplier to the council and submit tenders for contracts.
The PAP scheme is a legally recognised partnership between us and your business.
We provide a wide range of services to support local businesses.
How the NFDC Economic Development Service uses your Data
Whatever the size or age of your business, or if you are taking the first tentative steps to being self-employed, our Economic Development team are here to help your business thrive.
The UK has left the EU, and the transition period after Brexit comes to an end this year.

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