We bring local businesses together
We host events to help local businesses grow
We lobby on important issues for local businesses
What does NFBP do?
The New Forest Business Partnership supports all New Forest businesses large and small and increases the opportunities for you to grow. All businesses within the New Forest are supported by us and your business is a member free of charge.
NFBP became a Community Interest Company (CIC) in September 2020. This means we are now an independent company, focused on business support for the New Forest business community. We have always been a not-for-profit organisation, but by becoming a CIC, we are able to receive funding to help us support you and your business.
Our Board of Directors are all volunteers with a passion for supporting local businesses and helping our local economy grow. We also have an Advisory Group which represents an influential voice for local business and we work in partnership with New Forest District Council, Hampshire County Council, Solent Local Enterprise Partnership, Go New Forest, New Forest Marque, New Forest National Park Authority and other partners to ensure a coordinated approach to local business support.
Email us at email@example.com if you have any business support enquiries. If we cannot help, we will connect you to the correct source of the right information for your business.
Keep in touch by signing up to our weekly business support email.
We have a programme of business support and networking events, open to everybody and aimed at providing training for businesses across a variety of essential skills. Currently, all our events are online so it’s easy to come along and many of them are free of charge.
Find out more on our Events page. Upcoming events are listed below.
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 in local government.
Membership costs only £50 a year.
Local business news
Today’s presentation from Kate Bell of Zip Us In talks about the success of her business venture and shares tips for moving your business over to online sales. Click below to view a video of the presentation.Read More
The guest speaker at our weekly online Business Support Hour on 22 April was Su Johnstone from Crowdfunder (www.crowdfunder.co.uk/funds/crowdfund-solent). Su presented to 45 attendess explaining how New Forest businesses can benefit from the Solent LEP ‘Pay it Forward’ Fund. Click on the image to play a recording of the meetingRead More
NFBP hosted its first online meeting on Thursday 26th March. The focus of the meeting was to provide marketing support in light of the challenges presented by the Covid-19 outbreak. Over 20 members attended and heard presentations from four marketing experts in various areas of marketing and communications. These were: Communications & messaging (Vicky Ryce,…Read More
News from the Board
Our NFBP Advisory Group met on Thursday 24 September 2020 and received presentations from Simon Eden on the work of the Southern Policy Centre and from Paul Walton of the New Forest National Park Authority on Green Recovery.
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