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Worcestershire

Business

You might be interested in the following business information

The Hive Business Centre

The Hive is a valuable centre for businesses, as a provider of specialist resources and as a meeting and training venue. The dedicated Business Centre is located on the second floor of The Hive. The Centre is an access point for specialist resources, features a collection of well-appointed meeting rooms, all equipped with the latest technology and is the venue for regular business breakfast meetings and workshops.

Worcestershire Business Central

If you’re ready to take the steps to grow your business the Worcestershire Business Central team is always on hand to help. We can guide and advise you on your journey with all the information you need to succeed, from starting your new venture to funding it. Just get in touch today.

Worcestershire LEP

The Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership (WLEP), one of 39 in England, is responsible for creating and delivering economic growth and jobs in the County. This is achieved through a partnership approach with business, local government, the third sector and higher and further education working together with a common, shared purpose.

Information last updated 24 May 2017

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.