Business Support in the New Forest


We bring local businesses together

We host events to help local businesses grow

We lobby on important issues for local businesses

Photo: Dave Dodge Photography

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 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.

NFBP Events

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.

Forthcoming Events

Business Briefing – Marketing your Business

Delivered by Sam Sutton, local business owner and business coach, you will hear his top marketing tips and an overview…

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New Forest Business Support Hour

Join us – with a cup of tea or coffee – for an informal virtual networking meeting! An opportunity to…

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Business Briefing – 6 Steps to Marketing Clarity

We welcome Jo Andrews, Founder and MD of The Marketing Collective, to present on ‘6 Steps to Marketing Clarity‘. A chartered…

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New Forest Business Support Hour

Join us – with a cup of tea or coffee – for an informal virtual networking meeting! An opportunity to…

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New Forest Business Support Hour Christmas Party

Join us – with a cup of tea or coffee – for an informal virtual Christmas networking meeting! An opportunity…

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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

Covid-19 Workshop

NFBP marketing support virtual meeting – Thu 26 Mar @3pm

Thursday March 26, 2020 03:00 PM Join us! We are hosting a virtual tutorial covering 4 aspects of marketing. An online meeting where you can ask questions, receive guidance and acquire skills to aid your businesses communication and marketing during the Coronavirus outbreak. Free to join, we are bringing together 4 key marketing disciplines to…

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The Living Room – Dementia Project @spudWORKS

NFBP member SPUD needs help to raise funds for a new project at their base in spudWORKS, Sway. The Living Room is a workshop space, purpose designed and equipped to offer people living with dementia, and their families, the opportunity to work creatively with artists. It aims to offer a positive, safe and pleasant environment…

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Instagram Training from NFBP member Purple Dog

Due to popular demand NFBP member Purple Dog will be hosting their own Instagram training session on Wednesday 22 April (10am – 12pm) at their New Forest Office at IncuHive. The session costs £19 – be quick as spaces are limited. Book:

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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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