Useful Links

The British Library

The Business and IP Centre at The British Library regularly holds useful workshops and seminars for entrepreneurs. One of the courses they are running is a 2-day Bootcamp for new starters offering a professional service business on 28-29 May. Keep an eye out on their site for any courses that might be right for you.


The Department for Work and Pensions

The Department for Work and Pensions is responsible for welfare and pension policy . It is the biggest public service delivery department in the UK and serves over 20 million customers. The DWP has a wealth of information about unemployment and self-employment as well as policy and welfare reform.


Finding Finance

Finding Finance is a service provided by the Community Development Finance Association. CDFIs are non-profit organisations that lend money to individuals, businesses, social enterprises and charities who can use the money to help and develop their local community.


Get Mentoring

Get Mentoring is an initiative to unlock, train and support a community of enterprise mentors across the UK. Their aim is to recruit and train thousands of mentors from the micro, small and medium-sized business community.



HMRC ensures the correct tax is paid at the right time, whether this relates to payment of taxes received by the department or entitlement to benefits paid. They also give advice and guidance on subjects such as tax, Inland Revenue, expenses and salaries.


Local Enterprise Partnerships

Local enterprise partnerships are led by local authorities and businesses across natural economic areas. They provide the vision, knowledge and strategic leadership needed to drive sustainable private sector growth and job creation in their area.


North East Access to Finance

NEA2F are the body set up to co-ordinate and manage the re-deployment of legacies from the region’s historical investment funds for the benefit of SMEs.

Prime Find

A comprehensive database of serviced offices and business accommodation at prime locations throughout London and the UK.


Redundancy Services

Redundancy services is a free resource for people that are facing redundancy. It is designed to offer practical help and ideas to move forward after redundancy. They don’t treat your redundancy as a full stop. It’s a starting point and more often than not a springboard to bigger and better things. They detail the essential facts about redundancy but also signpost to skilled people, companies and organisations that can help.


Start Up Britain

StartUp Britain is a national campaign by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, harnessing the expertise and passion of Britain’s leading business people to celebrate, inspire and accelerate enterprise in the UK.