Knowledge and Support

New Forest Business Partnership works with a wide range of business support and government organisations to ensure that your business is connected.

These organisations provide input to the NFBP Board as well as feeding into our wide ranging events programme. By joining NFBP you will have direct access to this ‘network or networks’.

  • Enterprise M3 Local Enterprise Partnership EM3 covers the majority of the New Forest (excluding the Waterside). The LEP is responsible for delivering economic growth to this region which runs from the New Forest to Surrey.
  • Hampshire County Council Hampshire County Council provide a range of local services including tourism support, trading standards, inward investement and rural business support schemes
  • Lymington & District Chamber of Commerce and Industry With over 125 members from the retail, manufacturing, leisure and tourism, professional, marine and service sectors of local commerce and industry, Lymington chamber acts as a voice for local business as well as providing opportunity to work together.
  • New Forest District Council NFDC offers a wide range of services to local businesses. These include Environmental Health, Licensing, Planning and Business Rates. The Economic Development team supports the work of NFBP.
  • New Forest National Park Authority As well as being the planning authority for the park area, the NPA also have a duty to seek and foster the social and economic wellbeing of the local community.
  • Solent Local Enterprise Partnership Solent LEP covers the Waterside part of the New Forest and stretches across to Portsmouth. The LEP is responsible for delivering economic growth through infrastructure and business growth through a variety of funding steams.

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