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.
General membership 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 provides a wide range of business services to its members.
Enterprise First help people whatever stage they are at in business, it doesn’t matter if you are pre start, a young business or a well established one. They have a variety of services to support you on your journey.
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 that Hart District Council are aware of can be found below. Visit their websites to find out how you can get involved.
4Networking - Regular networking meetings in Fleet, Farnham, Camberley, Farnborough and Basingstoke.
Amethyst - Meetings held every other Thursday in 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.
BNI - Weekly breakfast meetings in Fleet, Farnborough, Camberley and Basingstoke.
Blackwater Valley Networking - Weekly networking meetings in Farnborough.
Business Biscotti - 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 Hartley Wintney.
Connecting Biz - 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.
Fleet4Business - Weekly meeting on Thursday mornings at North Hants Golf Club.
Hampshire Chamber - Regular networking events in Fleet and North Hampshire.
Ladies Who Latte - Monthly networking events in Farnham and Basingstoke.
Link4Coffee - Monthly networking events in Farnham
Surrey Chambers - 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