FSB - Federation of Small Businesses, Membership offers access to a wide range of business services and advice from legal expertise to business banking, finance and more:  http://www.fsb.org.uk

HSE - Health and Safety Executive, provide regulatory framework for work place health and safety in Great Britain. Access to essential guidance for all businesses on health and safety matters, regulation, legislations and much more: http://www.hse.gov.uk

ACAS – Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service, help and advice for employers and employees. From rights and responsibilities to good practice, conciliation and training, downloadable templates, codes of practice and much more: http://www.acas.org.uk

FCA – Financial Conduct Authority, regulator for financial service firms and financial markets in the UK. Consumer rights, market regulations, useful templates, advice and support: https://www.fca.org.uk

HMRC – HM Revenue & Customs, UK tax, payments and customs authority. Visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/hm-revenue-customs to access a portfolio of online advice, guidance, resources and tools.

IPO – Intellectual Property Office, official UK government body responsible for intellectual property (IP) rights including patents, designs, trademarks, copyright, law and practice: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/intellectual-property-office

Legislation.gov.uk, the official home of all UK Legislations. Website provides access to a full library of all enacted UK Legislations. Useful online search tool, helping you to understand the acts which apply to your industry sector and business activity: http://www.legislation.gov.uk

UKTI - UK Trade and Investment, now known as Department for International Trade, provide support to businesses exporting and developing into global markets and drive the government`s policy of increasing the number of exporters and inward investors to the UK: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-trade-investment

Social Enterprise UK – Leading global authority of social enterprise and biggest social enterprise network in the UK. Advice and guidance for Start-Ups and existing Social Enterprises from legal structure and trading to social investment and supply chain opportunities:  https://www.socialenterprise.org.uk

CIC – Community Interest Companies, limited companies which provide benefit to the communities they serve. Information for setting up CIC`s including definitions,  legal structure, accounting rules and regulations can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/office-of-the-regulator-of-community-interest-companies

BIBA – British Insurance Broker`s Association, the UK`s leading general insurance intermediary organisation. Provide industry advice, access to suitable insurance protection and risk management:


ABI – Association of British Insurers, trade association for the UK insurance industry, promoting best practice, transparency and high standards: https://www.abi.org.uk

Cumbria Tourism – The official tourist board for the Lake District, Cumbria. Awards, Marketing, Quality and Research, Cumbria Tourism offer a wealth of expertise and support: https://www.cumbriatourism.org

Cumbria LEP – Local Enterprise Partnership, provides a strategic lead in all activities contributing to the growth and vibrancy of the Cumbria economy. As a recipient of European Structural Investment Fund Programme, the Cumbria LEP has played a key role in the investment of funds distributed through schemes across the county: http://www.cumbrialep.co.uk