Local Support

Spark Northamptonshire

Pre-start support –  delivered by the University’s team of experienced Business Advisers to anyone looking to start a new business. This new service will help clients to understand the skills, tools and resources required to start up a business including creating an ambitious yet realistic business plan.

SEM Start Up

Princes Trust

Working  with 18 to 30-year-olds to turn big ideas into a business reality through the Princes Trust Enterprise programme. From training and mentoring support to funding and resources, we’re with you every step of the way. Have a look how it could help you

Innovation Bridge

Free support to help your business innovate and grow. Access to specialist university expertise and grants with University of Bedfordshire, Anglia Ruskin University and University of Suffolk. A grant programme to support the implementation of a growth plan

Business Support Networks

Kettering Business Network

Local business support group who meet regularly and carry out a number of workshops. Join the growing business community – come along to one of the monthly network meetings. 


Northamptonshire Chamber

Largest business support agency in the county. The Chamber is further enhanced by being part of a worldwide network and is one of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) Accredited Chambers.

Federation of Small Business

As experts in business, we offer our members a wide range of vital business services including advice, financial expertise, support and a powerful voice in government.

Northants Business Club

The Business Club Northants is an award winning business networking group that meets 3 evenings a month at prestigious venues. Bringing a different and refreshing approach to businesses and business networking in Northamptonshire.

Women in Business

The Women in Business Network is a membership organisation for women who wish to gain new business opportunities through word of mouth. Whether employed or a business owner the network has a huge diversity of businesses involved.

National Support

What you need to do to set up depends on your type of business, where you work and whether you take people on to help. Your business can get advice and help with tax, exporting and writing a business plan.

Entrepreneur Handbook

Provides the best possible content covering key areas including leadership, finance, marketing, sales, technology and human resources

Business is Great

Find the sources of information and practical advice you need to make your new venture a success. Connect to expert advice and sources of information to help you build and grow your business