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Business network with breakfast meetings across the country, and a forum. Includes articles, news, and membership information.

British Quality Foundation

Independent, non profit membership organisation offering a range of tools and guidance for companies wishing to improve their quality standards.

British Standards Institute

Leading business services provider to organisations worldwide, offering a range of services for management system certification, and standardisation across most business sectors. Includes details of training and conferences as well as extensive information for each service and sector.

Business Balls

Offers a large collection of free business advice articles, tutorials, templates and planning tools.

Business Documents UK

Document templates written by business professionals for small and large businesses, and for independent consultants.

Business Link

Provides a broad range of free business resources including details of how to buy or sell a business and how to make your business profitable.

Presenting government advice for businesses in Wales.

Providing information for starting a new business along with ideas, news and articles of business interest.

Confederation of British Industry

Foremost lobbying organisation for UK business on national and international issues. Provides news releases, speech transcripts and mini sites for each major policy area, as well as details of member services.

Continuity Forum

Provides independent advice, information and support to the private and public sectors covering business continuity, disaster recovery, crisis management, emergency planning and security. continuityforum

Digital Entrepreneur Awards

Annual awards open to British businesses at the cutting edge of the digital world. Includes information on award categories and previous winners.

Direct Advice

Providing a range of online tips and solutions to various business problems including banking, health and safety, employment law and tax issues.


Source of UK business data including company information, financials, legal dealings, and company directors. Free with registration.


Aims to provide a one stop resource to help businesses comply with all relevant trading standards, environmental health, licensing and fire regulations applicable to England and Wales.

Free Business Forums

Discussion forums covering all aspects of UK business.


Networking organisation for rural businesses in Scotland; includes event listings.

Get Ready for Brexit

Government site that advises how a company should prepare for leaving the EU on 31 October 2019.

Great British Business Show

Free exhibition at Earls Court with speakers, workshops and exhibitors of interest to those starting or growing a business.

Green Office Week

Encourages office workers to be more environmentally friendly through a range of initiatives, ideas and events in this annual awareness week.

Interface - the knowledge connection for business

A project to link businesses with academics, expertise and research facilities in Scotland’s Universities and Research Institutions; provides information about their consultancy services and resources, with case studies and contacts.

Now Let's Get Started

Provides vital information and tips about starting your own business including margeting, finance and legal issues.

Royal Warrant Holders Association

Provides a database of businesses which hold a Royal Warrant, with background information.

Start Your Own Business

Offers business start up information and resources with a downloadable step-by-step business start-up guide.

Trade Association Forum

Provides a directory of UK trade associations, plus details of services to member associations, including publications, events and job search.

UK Business Forums

Help and advice forum for owners, managers and entrepreneurs of small businesses and startups.

UK Business Minds

Business advice and networking forum offering a variety of different discussion areas.

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