• 98.5% of our businesses are small, medium or micro.
  • 52 business networks working with us.
  • £24m of businesses support available.

We have received national acclaim for our work supporting the owners of small and micro businesses, which account for 98.5 per cent of our businesses.

Our business support service, How’s Business, has been praised for inventing Popup Business Cafes, and its digital publishing, particularly its well read range of ebooks.

We work closely with local business networks from Chambers of Trade to informal gatherings in the pub, to help provide real benefits to their members and promote peer support.

We provide help for larger and growing businesses, through the How’s Business Growth Hub, by introducing them to services to help them improve, innovate and grow. We also support inward investors and the growth and expansion of local businesses through a variety of means, including providing access to funding.