Business Support

Business Support

We are committed to helping individuals and businesses start-up, thrive and grow. We will help you find the support you need more easily, from a range of services available here in Central Bedfordshire, and beyond. We are working hard with a range of other organisations, both public and private, to offer the most comprehensive range of support that meets your needs exactly.

Our partners include Enterprise Agencies, Chambers of Commerce, Job Centre Plus, the Federation of Small Businesses and our local Enterprise Partnership; SEMLEP.

Central Bedfordshire Council

Central Bedfordshire Council Business Support team will guide you through the steps from setting up in business to achieve your business goals. If you have relocated to the area, you will receive one to one support from their aftercare service.

Velocity business support

Run by the South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP), Velocity provides support for growing businesses. Support includes access to a business adviser, workshops and grants.

Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber of Commerce can provide you with a range of tools to help your business. These include events, export support and a membership scheme.

Business TimeBank

Business TimeBank provides you with a free 1-2 hour session with a specialist. Have a chat with a local business expert who can
help your business to grow and thrive.

Princes Trust Enterprise Programme

The Enterprise Programme helps people start in business. For people who are 18-30 are exploring the idea of starting a business.


Wenta offer business start-up advice and guidance, business training and development opportunities, business centre premises and education programmes.

Public Protection Advice

The Public Protection team at Central Bedfordshire Council offer business training, advice and audits to make it easy for you to comply with legal requirements, reduce your risks and and save you money.

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