New Forest Business Partnership – Business Support and networking in the New Forest

NFBP provides business support in the New Forest, fuelling economic growth by advancing relations between local business and local government and building business-to-business relationships.

We bring businesses together across every business sector and area of the New Forest. Our activities  and events include regular networking and training and our prestigious annual Brilliance in Business Awards.

All events are open to members and non-members.  Please take a look at our events page and come along to find out how we make the New Forest a great place to do business!

Don’t Bank On It: How to secure finance for your business Thursday 16th January @3pm – Beaulieu Hotel

Since the demise of the traditional bank manager over 10 years ago and, subsequently, the unwillingness for banks to support the majority of the UKs small businesses, what are the alternatives?

Believe it or not, but there has never been a better time to access finance. However, many businesses are struggling to find the best lending partner for the finance they need. (more…)

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13th December 2019

by Natasha Davies

Marine & Maritime Sector Business Briefing Tuesday 7th January @ 8am – The Haven, Lymington

The UK has the largest marine sector in Europe, employing more than 360,000 people and contributing £19 billion gross value added, with the Solent being right at the heart. With many marine businesses based here in the New Forest, ranging from shipping, boat building and marine engineering to marine technology and leisure marine.

The New Forest’s location supports a thriving marine & maritime sector, the ongoing growth of which is a key focus as NFBP works to deliver the New Forest’s economic development strategy. (more…)

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13th December 2019

by Natasha Davies

2019 Brilliance in Business Award Winners

Over 150 business representatives gathered to celebrate the success of local business at the fourteenth annual New Forest Brilliance in Business Awards last night (Thursday 28 November 2019) at the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu.

Matthew Lawson, Chairman of the New Forest Business Partnership, welcomed New Forest businesses, local decision-makers and sponsors to celebrate the success of the 30 finalists and gave an encouraging and positive review of the growing New Forest economy.  (more…)

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29th November 2019

by Natasha Davies