Organisations that can help you

The organisations listed on this page can provide information and advice on all aspects of running your business.

The Business Growth Service

The Business Growth Service helps those businesses who have the right level of ambition, capability and capacity to improve and grow. It brings together a broad range of expertise, so that you can get the right advice and support to fulfil your growth potential. 

Cambridge Network

The Cambridge Network is an organisation that links together local companies and individuals with common ideas to promote the Cambridge region globally. The focus is on hi-tech industry and using the internet to share ideas and provide information.

Cambridgeshire Chamber of Commerce

The Cambridgeshire Chamber of Commerce offers training courses, seminars and networking opportunities through various activities, and provides a wide range of information.

Confederation of British Industry

The Confederation of British Industry can provide information on business matters, particularly regarding public policy and run conferences and networking opportunities.

Equality and Human Rights Commission

The Equality and Human Rights Commission champions equality and human rights for all, working to eliminate discrimination, reduce inequality and protect human rights.

Federation of Small Businesses

The Federation of Small Businesses is an organisation that promotes the interests of the self-employed and small firms within government and the media.

Fredericks Foundation

If you’re struggling to borrow cash for your business, talk to the Fredericks Foundation. Your business can be at any stage of development, whether you need start up finance or capital to expand an established business. Loans are available from £500 to £20,000 with a free mentoring service. Every application is considered individually.

GetSet for Growth

East of England business owners are invited to take advantage of a fully funded specialist service, GetSet for Growth, thanks to funding from the Regional Growth Fund. Registration is free.

Health and Safety Executive

The Health and Safety Executive aims to ensure people's health and safety in the workplace. They publish guidance and can give advice on matters relating to standards and laws.


GOV.UK provides help and support including online videos, seminars and learning courses to help you start and run your business.

Open to Export

Open to Export is a community-driven service for small and medium sized businesses, looking for support in exporting from the UK.

Start Up Donut

The Start Up Donut is aimed at helping small businesses get up and running.

You may also find the Marketing Donut, Law Donut and IT Donut useful.

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