Surrey Heath is open for business

Business Support

Open for Business

Surrey Heath Borough Council's Economic Development team are able to schedule individual business meetings to discuss growth within the borough. These meetings can be used to discuss business critical matters but are typically held for matters such as:

'If your business is growing or you're looking to begin a path to growth then you are exceptionally important to the borough'

Councillor Colin Dougan Deputy Leader and Economic Development Portfolio Holder


The government provides a wide range of support schemes and information to help businesses grow. This support has been divided into four sections – Finance & Business Planning, Leadership & Talent, Innovation & Technology and Exporting. You can find more information about these on the pages below.

Finance & Business Planning

Businesses can find out more about Government support and grants

Innovation & Technology

Businesses can find support for their new ideas and adopt new technology

Leadership &

Being a leader in your business is vital to its success


Exporting can provide a path to growth for many companies

The Business Support Helpline offers advice and guidance to new and existing businesses. It has information on national and local schemes, grants and loans to help businesses start and grow

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Enterprise M3
Growth Hub

All businesses at any stage of their development can also access and benefit the Enterprise M3 Growth Hub, including services such as their Information Bank and Resource Network. If your business is experiencing or expecting growth, and works within one of the regions priority or niche sectors, there is also a funded personal service available.

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Business South

Business South is the independent representative of businesses in the Central South. They support the prosperity of the region by bringing together businesses for growth and innovation. Business South have over 100 Champions and partners, employing 100,000 people between them, contributing an estimated £4 billion to the regional economy.

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Surrey Chambers of Commerce

Surrey Chambers of Commerce is the county’s largest independent not-for-profit business support and networking organisation. Surrey Chambers of Commerce connect, support and promote over 5,000 business people every year, providing a range of high quality services to help you grow your business.

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Latest Funding Opportunities

The Knowledge Transfer Network specialises in cross-sector collaboration and our team of innovation experts can connect you to our network of business, academics and other innovation support providers. They provide a collated database of all Government funding competitions and calls.

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Digital projects in the public sector

The Digital Marketplace is an online service for public sector organisations to find people and technology for digital projects. Suppliers must apply to sell services. Any public sector organisation, including agencies and arm’s length bodies, can buy using the Digital Marketplace.

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Explore and search business opportunities

Contracts Finder lets you search for information about contracts worth over £10,000 with the government and its agencies. You can use Contracts Finder to search for contract opportunities in different sectors, and view details of future and previous tenders and contracts

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Surrey Heath Business Awards

Surrey Heath Business Awards recognises the borough's best businesses and entrepreneurs annually

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Queen's Awards for Enterprise

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are for outstanding achievement by UK businesses across four different categories.

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The Surrey Business Awards bring together the best in the county’s business community to celebrate their success.

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Membership Organisations

Surrey Chambers of Commerce

Surrey Chambers is a local business network of around 1000 businesses which is open to all businesses in Surrey. It is a part of the wider British Chamber of Commerce which represents 600,000 businesses.

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Federation of Small Businesses

We offer our members a wide range of vital business services including advice, financial expertise, support and a powerful voice.

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Business South

Business South is the independent representative of businesses in the Central South. They support the prosperity of the region by bringing together businesses for growth and innovation. Business South have over 100 Champions and partners.

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The Institute of Directors

The Institute of Directors is a business organisation for company directors, senior business leaders and entrepreneurs.

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The Confederation of British Industry

The CBI speaks on behalf of 190,000 businesses. Together they employ nearly 7 million people, about one-third of the private sector-employed workforce. CBI Membership is for all UK businesses - large or small.

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Business Network International

BNI provides a positive, supportive, and structured environment for the development and exchange of quality business referrals.

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