Library business services - support

Libraries news and updates

We have completed the changes to our computer systems and most services are back up and running. You can now borrow, return, and renew items, make payments (in a library), borrow ebooks/eaudio and eresources and much more. We are still unable to offer some online services. For further details please see our library news page.


Thousands of expert professional and business services advisers have signed up to offer free online advice to help small businesses bounce back from coronavirus (COVID-19).

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.

ACAS- The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service. Free, impartial advice for employees and employers on workplace rights, rules and best practice.

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.

Association of British Insurers

The Association of British Insurers represents the British Insurance sector.

Business South

Business South is an independent representative of businesses in Central Southern England.

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. The professional association for human resource management professionals.

Confederation of British Industry

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) represents Britain's larger businesses.

Enterprise Nation

Enterprise Nation is an organisation supporting micro and small businesses

Federation of Small Businesses

The Federation of Small Businesses represents British micro and small businesses

Institute of Directors

Institute of Directors is a Membership Organisation for Company Directors

Surrey Hills Enterprises

Surrey Hills Enterprises is a Membership Organisation for local businesses

Digital Boost

Digital Boost offer free digital advice for small businesses and charities impacted by coronavirus, provided by expert volunteers.

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.

Enterprise M3's Peer Networks

Businesses that seek external advice or undertake formal training are more likely to improve their overall performance, but many prefer to take advice from trusted sources, such as their peers, when presented with external challenges and opportunities. Enterprise M3's Peer Networks enable you to make connections that go far beyond networking. Through the Peer Networks programme, you will be able to:

  • Overcome business challenges and recognise and act on new opportunities
  • Build a trusted network of connections to support you now and in the future
  • Improve your long-term personal and business performance

More Find out more information and how to join the Enterprise M3's Peer Network.


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.