Acas (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service) provides free and impartial information and advice to employers and employees on all aspects of workplace relations and employment law. We support good relationships between employers and employees which underpin business success. But when things go wrong we help by providing conciliation to resolve workplace problems. We also provide good value, high quality training and tailored advice to employers. Our expertise is based on millions of contacts with employers and employees each year and we are governed by an independent Council, including representatives of employer and employee organisations and employment experts.


The CBI is the UK’s premier business organisation. Provides members with the influence, insight and access they need to plan ahead with confidence and grow. We represent their views as we work with policymakers to deliver a healthy environment for businesses to succeed, create jobs and ultimately, drive economic growth and prosperity.

Chartered Management Institute

CMI focus on developing organisations by delivering the very best management training. Helping to tackle key HR issues such as talent management, employee engagement and managing change. CMi can also adapt existing internal training programs and bring them in line with national qualifications. Their online multi-media knowledge base provides instant answers to all managerial challenges.


The Donut website is aimed at helping businesses to succeed by providing reliable information and resources that can save business owners time and money. It has six sections: start up, marketing, law, technology, tax and sectors. A mix of how-to guides, articles, checklists, expert Q&As, FAQs, case studies and blogs, each site provides businesses with free advice about how to manage a range of tasks and issues.

Enterprise Europe Network

World’s largest business support network. Information, advice and practical support for companies wishing to grow their business through innovation or international trade.

Enterprise Nation

Enterprise Nation offers a supportive community for business owners and would-be entrepreneurs. Some of their key features include their news and guides for small businesses owners and start-ups, blog and eBookshop. Enterprise Nation also holds events, including online events and webinars. As well as this they also have the Enterprise Nation Marketplace which is home to 11k plus small businesses advisers ready to help with any information or support you may require.

Federation of Small Businesses

Offer members a wide range of vital business services including advice, financial expertise, support and a powerful voice in government. Their mission is to help smaller businesses achieve their ambitions.

Mentorsme is Britain’s first online gateway for small and medium-sized enterprises looking for mentoring services. The free site offers businesses access to a list of quality-assured business mentoring organisations across Britain. An easy-to-use search engine allows businesses to refine their searches according to the life stage of their business and their location in Britain.

Social Enterprise Exchange

To promote social entrepreneurship, through awareness raising events, knowledge exchange and peer networking; it will provide step-up support for start-ups, inc hot-desks, start-up grants & mentoring; it will offer specialist enterprise advice & support for existing social enterprises to grow and to develop new products & services.


UnLtd supports individuals who have their ventures firmly rooted in delivering positive social change. They operate a unique model by investing directly in individuals and offering a complete package of resources, from awards of funding to ongoing advice, networking and practical support.