Partner Organisation Information

Starting a business can be tough, requiring careful planning, research and preparation.  With a number of support sources available locally and nationally, the journey towards business start-up can become a rewarding one.  So whether you are looking to become your own boss, turn a hobby into a career or simply to try something new, help is available.

For more information contact a member of the team by email: 


A project funded by Norfolk Community College and run by ACE to help those aged 25+, living in Norfolk and unemployed for 3 months or more who want to start their own business, become independent and bring an idea to reality. 

For further information contact them via email on using Springboard in the subject line and somebody will contact you to tell you more.

Or by calling on 01603 720308

HMRC Business start-up links 

Starting a Business from Home

Backed by the UK Government, the Business Support Helpline provides free, impartial business support and signposting services to businesses in England. View the Business Support Helpline

Contact on their Business Support Helpline - 0800 998 1098

Looking at setting up a business at home? Some useful information can be found on the GOV.UK website.

New Anglia Growth Hub

The Growth Hub offers support and guidance to businesses throughout Norfolk and Suffolk.

  • Bringing together a range of local and national business support sources.
  • The growth hub is FREE
  • Wide range of subjects including finance, start a business and exports

Contact their helpline on 0300 333 6536 or Email
For further information visit  New Anglia Growth Hub.

Menta Growing Business

Menta is an Enterprise Agency focused on supporting people at all stages of business start-up and growth. Menta provides business advice, business skills training; bespoke business courses and networking opportunities.  All their Advisors and Trainers have run their own businesses, so can speak from reality.Visit the Menta website.

Contact them on 0800 085 5090 or email

NWES Encouraging Enterprise

Enterprise agency NWES specialises in helping people turn their business idea into a reality by offering impartial, professional advice, access to personal skills and business training courses. 

Contact them on 08456 099 991 or email

Start Up Loans - NWES is an official delivery partner

Start Up Loans is a Government backed initiative looking to provide finance to people over 18 wishing to start a business.
Contact them on 08456 099 991 or How to access finance

Princes Trust

  • Aged 18-30?
  • Unemployed or working fewer than 16 hours per week?
  • Have a business idea?

Have a look at the Enterprise Programme at Princes Trust online

Informi - Talking Small Business

Informi have a raft of easily digestible articles and a step by step guide to help you through the minefield of starting a new business including guiding you through the financial processes and legal considerations needed to begin your new successful business.

Last updated: 14/06/2021 13:37:24