A number of member based organisations and associations exist to support businesses, both locally and nationally. Support may be available in a number of forms, including financial assistance and advice services. There may also be specific initiatives to help with starting up, managing or growing a business.
Please click on the links below to find out how the organisations can support your business.
General trade organisations
Hampshire Chamber of Commerce represents businesses of all sizes and sectors from across the County of Hampshire and beyond, delivering business related products and services, events, training, business information and advice, to help your business to grow and prosper.
Surrey Chambers of Commerce
Surrey Chambers offers members a variety of benefits including, saving money, an annual networking programme of over 90 events , and representation on policy changes at local regional, national and European government level.
Federation of Small Businesses
The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is the UK's largest campaigning pressure group promoting and protecting the interests of the self-employed and owners of small businesses. FSB provide a wide range of business services to its members.
Sector specific & other trade organisations
Confederation of British Industry (CBI)
The premier lobbying organisation for UK business on national and international issues. Works with the UK government, international legislators and policy-makers to help UK businesses compete effectively.
EEF is the manufacturers’ organisation and the voice of UK engineering, manufacturing and technology businesses. Members benefit from a combination of industry representation, business services, industry insight and networking events.
Institute of Directors (IOD) South
Aims are to provide the services required by members, support the development of corporate Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, and be the voice of business leaders in the area.
Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS)
Manufacturing companies can get specialist support with manufacturing related issues and structured support to manufacturing companies to increase productivity and competitiveness. Information and basic advice, events and training programmes are generally free. SMEs can receive support at a discounted rate.
Local Business Networks
Hart has some great existing business networks, set up to support like-minded business people within the district.
A list of all the networks (in alphabetical order) that Hart District Council are aware of can be found on this page. Visit their websites using the links to find out how you can get involved.
Regular networking meetings in Fleet, Farnham, Camberley, Farnborough and Basingstoke.
Basingstoke 4 Business
Weekly business networking in Basingstoke
Basingstoke Business Club
Weekly morning business networking events at Basingstoke College of Technology.
Best of Farnborough & Best of Aldershot
Regular evening and daytime networking events in Farnborough and Aldershot.
Weekly breakfast meetings in Fleet, Farnborough, Camberley and Basingstoke.
Blackwater Valley Networking
Weekly networking meetings in Farnborough.
Regular networking events in Fleet, Farnborough, Camberley and Basingstoke.
Business Over Breakfast
Regular networking events in Fleet and Farnham
Coffee & Connect
Monthly morning and evening meetings in Fleet.
Monthly networking events around Hart and Basingstoke.
Fabulous Women & Marvellous Men
Monthly networking events in Fleet, Farnborough and Basingstoke.
Fleet Business Breakfast (Rotary)
Monthly breakfast networking in Fleet.
Weekly meeting on a Thursday morning at North Hants Golf Club.
Regular networking events in Fleet and North Hampshire.
Ladies Who Latte
Monthly networking events in Farnham and Basingstoke.
Monthly networking events in Farnham
Regular networking events across Surrey.
Surrey Heath Business Network
Weekly networking meetings in Camberley.
The Athena Network
Regular networking meetings in Fleet, Farnham and Camberley on a monthly basis for Women In Business.
Women in Business Group
Regular networking meetings in Hook, Dogmersfield, Hartley Wintney, Basingstoke and surrounding areas
If you run a business networking group in or around the Hart area and would like to be listed, please email firstname.lastname@example.org