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Business support at the Business and Intellectual Property Centre

Coronavirus: due to the coronavirus outbreak, all Surrey Libraries are closed

Please read this urgent statement about Surrey's library service including information about loans and renewals.

You can access our online library services: Free eBooks, eAudio, eMagazines, eComic and newspapers as well as other resources that can be accessed at home

Shut but still open

We have published a list of online services, activities and fun things for both children and adults to do whilst at home.

Libraries from home for children and young people

Libraries from home for adults


The business section on GOV.UK provides businesses with the information and guidance they need to start, manage and improve their businesses. Includes information on setting up a business and self employment.

The Government's Business Support Helpline offers advice and financial help from government-backed schemes.

HM Revenue & Customs advice for employers.

Jobcentre Plus advice for recruiters.

Surrey Chambers of Commerce

Surrey Chambers of Commerce "is the county's largest independent not-for-profit business support and networking organisation".

"We help you to grow and develop by promoting you, keeping you informed and representing you locally, regionally and nationally".

Guildford Borough Council

Guildford Borough Council provides support, advice, access to grants, signposting to opportunities, and engagement with the University of Surrey.

Guildford Borough Council own a number of industrial, office and storage units which are let out to businesses.

Invest in Surrey

Invest in Surrey can offer you tailored advice and support to assist you with identifying the best location for your business.

Enterprise First

Enterprise First can help with writing a business plan, securing funding, scaling up or just want a bit of advice?

Enterprise M3

The Enterprise M3 Growth Hub has been developed by business for business. It is an expert advice and resource network which helps businesses achieve results quickly through a free personal, tailored service focused on Growth.

The Enterprise M3 Funding Escalator

If you are an ambitious SME based within the Enterprise M3 geographic area with the potential to deliver high growth and employment opportunities, you may be eligible to apply for your share of £10m.

Let's Do Business Startup

Part of the Let's Do Business Group, a leading provider of business advice, access to finance, training and business events in the South East.


Rocketdesk is a home for start-up, indie and freelance creative technology professionals in the Guildford area.

"Rocketdesk was created to help foster and grow the creative tech community and development communities in Guildford. Surround yourself with passionate and experienced independent professionals and push your knowledge to the next level!"

Samuel Wilson's Loan Trust

The Samuel Wilson's Loan Trust is a charitable organisation which grants business loans to younger people for establishing and developing start up businesses. The trust grants loans to people, partnerships or limited companies, recently set up, under 40 years old, and suffering financial hardship or other disadvantage.

SETsquared Surrey

SETsquared Surrey is a partnership of five universities which specialises in growing tech start-ups through its incubation programme and other business acceleration centres.

Voluntary Action South West Surrey

Provides a comprehensive service to support Voluntary and Community Sector Organisations, including charities and social enterprises, with their development.

Voluntary Action South West Surrey website


Thebestof is an online directory of firms and services in Guildford.