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 5 July 2023 – Varvara Dranidis: the importance of Power Breaks

Varvara talks about the benefits of Power Breaks in your working routine to boost your performance and wellbeing. Taking regular power breaks will help you get mentally fit and get…

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Business Support Hour 6 June 2023: DelegateAI – Implementing AI driven tools

Dom Kos and Samy Mansour from DelegateAI talk about how the power of AI in transforming the content creation process, and how DelegateAI’s content creation service can help you get…

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Business Support Hour 17 May 2023: Helen Stacey, Aspire Jobs – recruiting in today’s market

Helen Stacey from Aspire Jobs talks about what you need to do to recruit in the current marketplace and how this can benefit your business by saving you time and…

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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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