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Business Support & Economic Development

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Doing Business in the New Forest

New Forest District is a place known for its beautiful landscapes, but its attractive features as a business destination is often overlooked.

New Forest District Council's Economic Development team have launched the 'Helping Local Business Grow' scheme in light of the . The aim of the scheme is as simple as ABC -

  • Attract - highlight what this unique area has to offer to bring new business in
  • Begin - help aspiring entrepreneurs of the district realise their business ideas
  • Cultivate - support incumbent businesses to grow and achieve their potential

There are resources available to prospective, new and existing businesses in New Forest, with the business section on this website being one.

This segment will cover the business support that is available to organisations in New Forest, such as specialist organisations, facts & figures on the area, and reasons to do business here.

Free Business Support

New Forest District Council have partnered up with Enterprise First to allow New Forest residents a free one-to-one business support session at either the aspiring entrepreneurs place of work or other agreed location -

In addition, NFDC & Enterprise First have collaborated to produce a local guide for setting up a successful business. Visit to download a free pdf copy or complete a form to request a printed copy (all free!).

Updated: 14 May 2020
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