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 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 this year's Awards.

Photo: Dave Dodge Photography

What does NFBP do?

The New Forest Business Partnership supports all of the 9000 businesses in the New Forest, large and small, in all sectors of the local economy, 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. This means we are an independent not-for-profit organisation, delivering business support programmes for the New Forest business community.

Our Directors are all volunteers and owners of New Forest 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 Partners, Go New Forest, New Forest Marque, New Forest National Park Authority, Hampshire Chamber of Commerce, the Federation of Small Businesses, the Universities and other strategic partners to ensure a coordinated approach to business support in the New Forest.

Email us at contact@nfbp.org.uk 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 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 20 September 2023: Tim Coe – 21 Ways to Stand Out in Business

Today we welcomed Tim Coe to discuss 21 Ways to Stand Out in Business. Business is about standing out, not blending in, so why spend your time marketing yourself like…

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Business Support Hour 13 September 2023 – First Aid at Work: what’s required of employers

Sarah Chafer of St Thomas Training talks about what is required by employers when it comes to first aid, appointing first aiders and finding the right first aid training for…

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Business Support Hour 6 September 2023: Using Addressable Media to promote your business locally – Lewis Swift, Sky Adsmart

Lewis Swift talks about using the power of addressable media such as Sky Adsmart to manage targetted local advertising in order to reach the right audience. Discover how it can…

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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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