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Hull and Humber Chamber of Commerce

The Hull and Humber Chamber of Commerce is part of the biggest network of people engaged in business nationally. Its area of expertise are in international trade, training and keeping its membership abreast of local, national and international news likely to have a bearing on business. As a member, costing in the region of £100 per year for a small business, you can enjoy a high quality service across a range of business related subjects geared to your specific needs. Tel 01482 324976
Responsible Finance

We are the voice of the responsible finance industry working to increase access to fair finance. We support a strong and growing network of finance providers who are building resilient economies throughout the UK. Our network is locally responsive, tailoring services to the needs of the areas within which we operate. We offer a personal service, a supportive approach and a real alternative to traditional bank lenders and finance providers. At our heart is the idea of bringing social and economic benefits to people, places and businesses.

Our network provides finance to people and businesses who are often excluded; we aim to build hope, create opportunity and change lives – for us that’s responsible finance.
Start-Up Loans Company

Created by Lord Young of Graffham, the Enterprise Advisor to David Cameron and calling upon the expertise of serial entrepreneur James Caan to chair the Start-Up Loans Company, the initiative has all the support and expertise it needs to help boost enterprise across the country.

Start-Up Loans are not just about the money, there is also access to a business mentor. Being able to access someone who has been on the entrepreneur's journey, who has faced similar decisions and challenges previously, is invaluable to anyone starting a business and provides a greater chance of being able to succeed if the mentoring programme is followed.

All you really need is passion, drive, determination, resilience and the Start-Up Loans package to launch your business – all you have to do is apply!

“We have been made aware that someone is making “cold calls” to members of the public and falsely claiming to be the Start-Up Loans Company: even using our London address to try and convince people of their authenticity. Their aim is to defraud and we are, of course, conducting a thorough investigation. The Start-Up Loans team do sometimes call loan applicants and recipients to gather feedback on the programme, but we would not ask for payment of any kind. These Cold-Callers appear to be contacting people who have submitted their contact details to other loan-based websites. Please be vigilant and, if you do have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at Thank you.”
British Business Bank

The British Business Bank creates new financing opportunities for smaller businesses by working with private sector partners. For details of how to become a partner with the British Business Bank please see the following:

Starting Your own business Learning package

Working for yourself?

Got a lot of questions about tax, National Insurance, business records and expenses?

If so, this HMRC e-learning course is for you.
Goole Development Trust

Goole Development Trust provides business and social enterprise loans in the East Riding of Yorkshire. Loans between £1,000 and £50,000 are available to help businesses generate new jobs and safeguard existing jobs. Its loans are normally over a three year period but this can be increased to five years in exceptional circumstances.


Sirius is a community based project aiming to assist those individuals currently at a disadvantage through lack of clear advice and guidance on business planning, basic business management skills and access to affordable finance. The type of business support offered ranges from advice on office rentals and business administration to guidance on imports, tax, marketing and cash flow management.

e-factor Ltd supports North East Lincolnshire businesses, large and small with professional and meaningful advice and guidance along with modern, easy in easy out business accommodation. Whether you are starting up a new business needing advice and guidance on how to go about it, or an existing business looking to grow and develop or overcome the challenges, e-factor is there for you. From Finance and Funding through to marketing and sales, our qualified and experienced Business Advisors are on hand to help.  For more information please e-mail
Business Hive

Business Hive in Grimsby helps businesses seek out new ways to grow, improve performance and find new customers. The popular Business Hive Club provides many benefits, including the popular First Tuesday networking, access to meeting rooms, an exclusive members lounge, plus free business workshops.
Youth Enterprise Bank

The John Cracknell Youth Enterprise Bank is for young people aged up to and including 21 years old that live in Hull and the East Riding. It offers grants of up to £1,000 for individuals or groups of young people who need finance to help make their idea happen. (More funding will be considered in exceptional circumstances). The idea should benefit other people or help the applicant develop an enterprising idea.

The Youth Enterprise Bank (YEB) is not just about giving financial support we also offer practical help with developing your business idea.

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