Business Support in the New Forest

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We bring local businesses together

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We invest in knowledge sharing and educational events

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We build relationships between local businesses

Forthcoming Events

Grow your New Forest Food and Drink Business

The New Forest Business Partnership is committed to helping our local food and drink businesses to grow. Together with New Forest Marque and Go New…

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Six Steps to a Better Business

Simon Rigby, from ActionCOACH, presents this Business Briefing for all business owners from those on their own, to startups and…

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The power of press releases for your business

Do you know how to use press releases to grow your business? This Business Briefing will look at what makes…

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Latest news and updates on VAT and making tax digital

From 1 April 2019, all VAT registered businesses had to start filing their VAT returns via HMRC’s platform, Making Tax…

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Top human resources tips and important things to avoid

Changes in employment legislation have been fairly quiet for a while. However, this April 2020 will bring developments which you…

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What does NFBP do?

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!

Events are at the heart of NFBP's activities. With around two events a month there are plenty of opportunities for you to meet other members and listen to a guest speaker on a business development topic. With a heavy discount for members, it's worth joining NFBP just for the events alone.

Membership of NFBP offers you access to all our events at reduced rates. You can network with fellow businesses, get training at our events, and get your voice heard with our partners in local government.

Membership costs just £50 a year for most businesses.

Join online today

Latest news

The power of press releases for your business – 07:30am19th March @ Bartley Lodge Hotel

By Natasha Davies | 13/02/2020

Do you know how to use press releases to grow your business? This Business Briefing will look at what makes news, how to write your own press releases, as well as tips and tricks to get your business noticed and picked up by media outlets. This briefing will help you identify the stories within your…

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Six Steps to a Better Business 07:30am 03 March @ Forest Forge Theatre Company

By Natasha Davies | 11/02/2020

Simon Rigby, from ActionCOACH, presents this Business Briefing for all business owners from those on their own, to startups and larger businesses. Find out how you can increase your prices, work less hours, get more engaged staff and make more profits. This Briefing has helped thousands of businesses just like yours to turbocharge their businesses…

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Grow your New Forest Food & Drink Business – 10:30am 27 February @ Chewton Glen

By Natasha Davies | 23/01/2020

The New Forest Business Partnership is committed to helping our local food and drink businesses to grow. Together with New Forest Marque and Go New Forest, we support our local food and drink businesses through access to funding, identifying food-grade premises, developing key industry-specific skills, networking and learning from each other.

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News from the Implementation Group

NFBP's Implementation Group is developing a 5 year strategy to develop an integrated New Forest wide investment proposition to deliver the 7 core elements of New Forest District Council's Economic Development Strategy.

A working group of members of the NFBP board and partners h is in the process of defining a programme of work with a view to deliver an Investment Proposition.

Work on Core theme 3 'Place and Infrastructure' is already under way.

We'll post more news of the programme of work shortly.