If you are setting out on that journey with ambitions to run your own business, the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is here to help. We can help you access a comprehensive range of assistance, including grant aid, loans, investment support, networking and pointers to other dedicated sources of help. We want to hear from you if are a start-up with a business plan predicated on high growth and you are in search of advice and support on capital investment.
Business support available to you
The Big Issue Invest Corporate Social Venturing (CSV) programme develops early stage social businesses through investment, business support and cross-sector partnerships. This innovative programme takes the corporate social responsibility tools of employee volunteering and grant funding to a whole new level.
The CSV programme supports social businesses that work with the social outcome objectives of health and well-being, financial inclusion and education, employment and training.
The British Exporters Association (BExA) is an independent national trade association representing the interests of the export community.Membership is open to all companies and other organisations resident in the United Kingdom who export goods or services, or who provide assistance to such companies in the promotion and furtherance of export activities.
Created by the University of Southampton Science Park, Catalyst is a unique opportunity for entrepreneurial spirits with scientific or technology-led early stage businesses.
If you have an exciting business concept but need help to successfully bring it to market, harnessing the power of our proven business incubation process could help you get there faster. Our programme is an intensive mix of high-level mentoring, commercially focused workshops and seminars with leading professionals, access to a dynamic network of like-minded individuals and a physical business base here at the Science Park over six months.
The Catapult centres are a network of world-leading centres designed to transform the UK’s capability for innovation in specific areas and help drive future economic growth.