Welcome to New Forest Business Partnership

Supporting New Forest Businesses


We bring your business together with other local businesses


Our business support events help your business to grow


We are your voice and lobby on issues for local businesses

Brilliance in Business Awards

The 2023 New Forest Brilliance in Business Awards winners were announced at the Awards ceremony on 30 November. Congratulations to the fantastic New Forest businesses, organisations and people who won.

The 2024 Awards will be launched on Thursday 29 August at Balmer Lawn Hotel. Book your tickets now!

What does NFBP do?

Empowering Business Success in the New Forest

The New Forest Business Partnership is your champion for growth and prosperity. We proudly support over 9,000 businesses in the New Forest, spanning diverse sectors and sizes, from thriving enterprises to ambitious startups. Our mission is to unlock opportunities and provide the resources you need to propel your business forward.

As a Community Interest Company, we are an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to delivering a comprehensive business support programme tailored to the unique needs of the New Forest business community.

Our volunteer Directors are passionate local business owners who understand the challenges and opportunities you face, ensuring that our initiatives are grounded in real-world experience and tailored to drive tangible results.

Our influential Advisory Group brings together key stakeholders, including business owners, local authorities and strategic partners, fostering a collaborative approach to business support in the New Forest. This unified front ensures a coordinated and effective effort to address the evolving needs of our dynamic business landscape.

Whilst our core services are available free of charge to all businesses within the New Forest, we invite you to become a Member by subscribing annually. Membership unlocks a wealth of additional benefits and resources, empowering you to take your business to new heights while contributing to the collective success of our vibrant community.

Connect with us at contact@nfbp.org.uk and our dedicated team will assist you with any business support inquiries. If we cannot provide the information you need directly, we will connect you with the appropriate resources to ensure your questions are answered and your challenges are addressed.

Stay informed and engaged by subscribing to our weekly business support email, a valuable resource that keeps you up-to-date with the latest news, insights, and opportunities tailored for businesses in the New Forest.

Join us on this journey of growth and prosperity. Together, we can unlock the full potential of the New Forest's thriving business community.

NFBP Business Support Events

We have a really useful programme of 100 business support and networking events each year, open to everybody and aimed at providing training for local businesses across a variety of essential skills. Some are online and some are in person - many of them are free of charge and others are charged 'at cost'. Find out more on our Events page.

Network with local businesses, learn something to grow your business and get your voice heard with our partners.

Membership costs from only £50 a year.

Local Business News

Business Support Hour 10 July 2024 – Cybersecurity: Chris White, South East Cyber Resilience Centre

Today’s meeting welcomed Detective Inspector Chris White of the South East Cyber Resilience Centre with practical advice for making your company more cyber secure, avoiding falling for scam emails, and…

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Business Support Hour 3 July 2024 – Sandra Chapman: Advanced Google Ads

Today’s presentation is by Sandra Chapman of All Aspect Media, with a more advanced look at Google Ads for existing advertisers. Uncover the key strategies and best practices that can…

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Business Support Hour 19 June 2024 – University of Southampton

This week’s Business Support hour explores the benefits of engaging with The University of Southampton students to fuel growth, spur innovation and strengthen our community’s economy. The Careers department offers…

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News from our Advisory Group

Our Advisory Group meets every other month to hear updates from businesses and partner organisations about the recovery and growth of the New Forest economy.

We look forward to supporting our member businesses over the coming months, especially through our Business Support Programme of online and in-person events.


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