Part of the Humber LEP network:

Your gateway to finding finance, advice and support for starting or growing your business in the Humber region.

Business Support Helpline: 0300 456 3565

Start up

You have a new business idea and want to progress this further but aren’t sure what steps should be taken. We can point you in the right direction of where to get help with essential research and turn your idea into a business. The Growth Hub can help you write your business plan, give guidance on what business structure you should adopt. Negotiate your way around the complexity of registering your business with HMRC and companies house and how to find an accountant. Find help with developing you sales and marketing Strategies. Help is available for developing your online business and social media platforms. The Enterprise Allowance can provide money and support to help you start your own business if you’re getting certain benefits. There is lots of helpful advice for recruiting and hiring staff. Discover how a business mentor can help you start your business. Find free legal advice for trading standards. We also have a mine of information in our Knowledge Centre. The new Government Business Forum provides exstensive support for people who are starting out in business.










Startup loans 

Use the Start up loan calculator to see what your repayments would be.


Below you will find a selection of both Humber and national organisations that will help with funding and business support.

There are 62 organisations within Start up.

Name Summary Phone Email
Humber Local Enterprise Partnership FUNDING - for Business through Business loan fund and Growing the Humber 01482 485260
Angelgroups FUNDING - 100’s of Angel investors who are looking for investment opportunities
British Business Bank FUNDING - Our aim is to make finance markets work better for small businesses 0114 206 2131
Business Enterprise Fund - social enterprise FUNDING - social enterprise, set up to provide loans to SME businesses who are unable to raise finance from mainstream lenders. 0800 080 3145
Chamber Acorn Fund (Humber) Ltd FUNDING - provider for new and existing businesses via Start Up Loans 01482 324976
Connect Yorkshire FUNDING - helping Yorkshire companies gain the equity and debt funding they require. 01133 845846
Elite Corporate Solutions FUNDING - Local experts with over 50 years combined experience in supporting SMEs and sourcing all types of business finance 07710 708046
Finance For Enterprise FUNDING - Loans form £1000 up to £150000 0333 014 3455
Finance Yorkshire FUNDING - finance, business loans and equity linked finance ranging from £15k to £2m for SME's 0300 030 6060
First Independent Finance FUNDING - Offer a range of bussines finance 07801586641
Funding Circle FUNDING - Focused on SME's who can borrow from a wide range of investors 0800 048 8747
FundingOptions FUNDING - We match your business with funding opportunities 0843 504 7842
GRANTfinder FUNDING - grants database and includes details in excess of 8,000 funding opportunities 0844 874 0739
GRANTnet FUNDING - Help small businesses, charitable and community groups to find suitable funding.
Hull Business Development Fund FUNDING - Finding ways to support the financially excluded with commercial funding. 01482 324 976
Innovate UK FUNDING - to find and drive the science and technology innovations 01793 442700
Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs (IOEE) FUNDING - Support with all aspects of enterprise including start-up, funding, growth, marketing and more. 08454 675438
Kingston Capital Finance FUNDING - Access to an extensive range of specialist lenders 01482 422022
Leasing For Business FUNDING - Leasing and asset finance providers 07944 356547
SIRIUS FUNDING -A source of free business advice, support and funding for businesses of all stages or growth. 01482.890146
Spacehive FUNDING - Platform for community based projects
Start Up Loans FUNDING - A government funded scheme to provide advice, business loans to start-up businesses 0300 456 3565
The Key Fund FUNDING - Investing in Social Enterprises 0845 140 1400
UK Crowd Funding FUNDING - by the public and small investors. 0207 096 0299
Virgin Start Up FUNDING - Virgin StartUp helps entrepreneurs get funding
Yorkshire Association of Business Angels FUNDING - putting investors in touch with entrepreneurs and companies seeking finance. 01423 810149
Yorkshire Innovation Fund FUNDING - helps Yorkshire and Humber SMEs to access the expertise of the region’s universities
Business Is Great Britain SUPPORT - Business Resources tools to help start new ventures, and grow your business. 0300 456 3565
East Riding of Yorkshire Council SUPPORT - Business Support for the East Riding of Yorkshire 01482 393939
Hull City Council Enterprise Support Team SUPPORT - Help with starting your own business,established business growth or relocating to Hull. 01482 300 301
North East Lincolnshire Council SUPPORT - Advice for local businesses and organisations looking to relocate to the area. 01472 326142
North Lincolnshire Council SUPPORT - Advice for local businesess and companies looking to locate to the area 01724 297330
University of Hull SUPPORT - A range of business support to start-ups and established businesses (0)1482 346311
B5Direction SUPPORT - tailored support designed to realise true growth potential. 07764 365 291
Barclays Bank SUPPORT - Helping the next business generation achieve their ambitions 01482 332565
Chapter 3 Networking and Business Club SUPPORT - inspiring mature individuals to take the next step towards an exciting and fulfilling future.
e-factor Ltd SUPPORT - providing real support to small and medium businesses 441472242667
ENRG SUPPORT - Free support to all kinds of businesses to start and grow 01482 485921
Enterprise Nation SUPPORT - Resource for Business startups and established business
Enterprising Libraries - Hull City Council SUPPORT - Business Advisor's for start-up and growth and Intellectual property Services 01482 223344/616855
Enterprising Women SUPPORT - Help business women achieve the success they want, by empowering and supporting them 08000 121365
Experience Enterprise SUPPORT - local support for business start ups and existing SME's for North Lincolnshire 01472 312121
Goole Development Trust SUPPORT - Advice, guidance and loans to new and existing businesses in Goole Area (01405) 766076
HABS SUPPORT - Humber Apprenticeship Brokerage Service 01482 244 440
Hemingway Bailey SUPPORT - Start-Up Accelerator packages aimed directly at helping you through the first two years. 01482 679333 STARTUPACCELERATOR@HEMINGWAYBAILEY.CO.UK
ICAEW SUPPORT - advice for owner-run businesses, SMEs and new business startups.
Interim Management Services (Yorkshire) Ltd SUPPORT - Business management support services 01977 683504
Mentors Me SUPPORT - Online gateway for any enterprises looking for mentoring services.
Nesta SUPPORT - Innovation charity with a mission to help people and organisations bring great ideas to life 02074 382500
PAGE Consulting Ltd SUPPORT – Business Coaching and Specialist in Transforming Business Performance 01430 440079
Rural Business Support (Agriculture) SUPPORT - Rural Enterprise Advice 01430 803406
Start Ups SUPPORT - online resource for anyone starting and growing a busines 02071 833932
The Business Success Coach SUPPORT - 1-2-1 support for small businesses 07736106053
The Prince's Trust SUPPORT -  Training, Funding for 16 to 30 year-olds who are unemployed  01482 211368
The Virtual Entrepreneur SUPPORT - Business support tools and services for New and Existing Businesses. 08452 996640
Windsor Associates Ltd t/a Admin Centre SUPPORT - service to new businesses who are just starting out and don’t know how to go about setting up their business. 01724 898455
Xero SERVICES - Online accounting software for small businesses 07824150501
Cert ID TRAINING - practical training courses focussing on technical issues within the food industry +44 (0)121 308 1818
UKTraining TRAINING - delivere training in many financial and legislative subjects for over 30 years. 01704878988
4Networking NETWORKING - Network locally, regionally and even nationally 0845 123 4444
The Bizniz NETWORKING - a community that helps like minded businesses grow their connections through networking. 01482 968118
THE Business Network NETWORKING - Business Networking for South Humberside 07730 525349