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
What does NFBP do?
The New Forest Business Partnership supports all New Forest businesses large and small in all sectors and increases the opportunities for you to grow your business. All businesses within the New Forest are supported by us free of charge. Your business can pay an annual subscription to become a Member to access more benefits and support our work.
NFBP is a Community Interest Company (CIC). This means we are an independent company, delivering business support programmes for the New Forest business community. We have always been a not-for-profit organisation, but as a CIC, we receive funding to support you and your business.
Our Directors are all volunteers from local businesses with a passion for supporting local businesses and helping our local economy grow.
Our Advisory Group is an influential voice for local business and brings together business owners with New Forest District Council, Hampshire County Council, Solent Local Enterprise Partnership, Go New Forest, New Forest Marque, New Forest National Park Authority, Hampshire Chamber of Commerce, the Federation of Small Businesses and other partners to ensure a coordinated approach to business support in the New Forest.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any business support enquiries. If we cannot help, we will connect you to the source of the right information for your business.
Keep in touch by signing up to our weekly business support email.
NFBP Business Support Programme
We have a really useful programme of over 75 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 events - and many of them are free of charge.
Find out more on our Events page.
Membership of NFBP offers you access to all our events at a discounted rate.
Network with local businesses, learn something to grow your business and get your voice heard with our partners.
Membership costs only £50 a year.
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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.
Sign up for our weekly news email to receive the latest information about our events and local business support. Your details will only be used by NFBP and you can unsubscribe at any time.