Business support and advice
Suffolk Coastal's Economic Development team offers advice and guidance for new and existing businesses and can help to put you in touch with relevant business organisations within the area. You can contact us by calling 01394 444451 or 01394 444239 and by emailing email@example.com.
New Anglia Business Information Portal
The New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership has developed an online business information portal for Suffolk and Norfolk companies bringing together local and national business support information from hundreds of different sources:
Government support and advice for business
GOV.UK is the new website for government services and information which replaces Directgov and Business Link. It gives information and advice about starting up and running a business in the UK, including help if you're self employed or a sole trader - www.gov.uk.
Business support and advice in Suffolk
Support and advice can be sourced from the following organisations:
- CIC Suffolk Network (CICSN) - informal network of Suffolk Community Interest Companies
- Framlingham Technology Centre
- Foundation East
- Haven Gateway Partnership
- HCMTI - Heritage Coast Market Towns Initiative - encouraging greater sustainability and promoting trading, services and tourism across the Heritage Coast towns of Aldeburgh, Leiston, Saxmundham and Framlingham and their respective postal areas.
- IP Network - special interest group open to businesses involved in the hi-tech industry
- New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership
- NWES - advises and helps start up businesses in the East of England
- MENTA - The Suffolk Enterprise Agency
- Port of Felixstowe
- Suffolk Chamber of Commerce
- Suffolk County Council
- Suffolk Resilience Business Continuity Forum
Free energy and environmental advice for businesses
The East Coast Carbon Efficiency (ECCE) project is offering eligible small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) in Suffolk Coastal the opportunity to make resource efficiencies, improve the sustainability of their supply chain, access finance, and gain recognition for their carbon reduction efforts through a local environmental accreditation.
This project develops the Suffolk Coastal Business Energy Advisory Service, which has operated in Suffolk Coastal for the past three years with 146 businesses receiving support.