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You might be interested in the following business information

Green Port Hull

A collaboration between Hull City Council, East Riding of Yorkshire Council and Associated British Ports to promote the development of the renewable energy sector in the Humber region.

Hull BID

Hull Business Improvement District is a an area within the city centre in which local businesses contribute additional funding to make the city centre a better place in which to shop and do business.

Hull Libraries - Resources for Businesses

The reference library includes a range of resources for businesses, including management journals, newspapers and trade directories. Our extensive resources can help you identify markets, products and customers. We can also direct you to legislation, health and safety regulations, statistics and technical standards. We also provide access to Business Opportunity Profiles and Business Information Factsheets, online databases of British Standards, Datamonitor market research reports and MintUK.

Team Humber Marine Alliance

Team Humber Marine Alliance is a membership organisation of some 200 firms in the local area within the marine and offshore energy sectors, including offshore wind.

University of Hull - business engagement

The University of Hull can offer local firms a variety of services, such as professional consultancy, access to the latest research, help and support for start-up businesses, and advice on intellectual property and licensing.

Women in Business

Women in Business organises a programme of events for businesswomen in the Hull area. Members can network, exchange ideas and create business opportunities, as well as forming new friendships.

Young Enterprise Yorkshire & Humber

Young Enterprise in Yorkshire & Humber provides business education in schools, colleges and universities. They deliver a variety of Young Enterprise programmes, from one-day employability workshops to year-long immersive programmes.

Information last updated 08 March 2019

National information

Companies House

If you’re starting up you’ll find information about your need to register your business, how to check if a name is available, when to file accounts, and lots more. All limited companies in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland are registered at Companies House. 

Federation of Small Business

The main organisation for small business in the UK, the FSB promotes and protects the interests of the self-employed and small business owners within the UK. Formed in 1974, it now has 200,000 members across 33 regions and 194 branches. 

Prince’s Trust

The Prince’s Trust operates an Enterprise Programme providing money and support to help young people start up in business. The site also features an “A-Z of Young Businesses”, and a Business Finder. Useful resources and links. 

Setting up a business

Information about starting up and running a business in the UK, including help if you’re self-employed or a sole trader. An essential starting point. 

Shell LiveWire

Established in 1982, the Shell LiveWIRE programme offers free online business advice and start-up awards of £1,000 and £10,000 funding to young entrepreneurs (aged 16-30) in the UK. The site contains lots of useful tools and links, including how to write a business plan. Registration allows access to more resources. 

UK Intellectual Property Office 

Many entrepreneurs, inventors and businesses forget about their intellectual property. The Intellectual Property Office helps you get the right type of protection for your creation or invention, no matter how big or small, from trade marks to patents, designs to copyright.