This area provides some useful resources for entrepreneurs, in areas relating to starting, funding and growing a business

Alliance Business Angel Networks

Thames Valley Focus

Berkshire Growth Hub

Offers fully funded, impartial support services and expert advice to entrepreneurs, start-ups and established businesses in Berkshire

Henley Centre for Entrepreneurship

A research centre within Henley Business School conducting high-quality research in the field of entrepreneurship and start-up businesses

Find articles on starting and growing your business, and ‘winning and developing customers’

Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Group

Their Start Up Resource Centre is packed full of vital information for anyone looking to start their own business.  Covering topics such as Business Ideas, Tax, Business Law and Sales and Marketing, all the information you need is at your fingertips

UK Focus

British Business Bank

Comprehensive overview of financing options available to growing businesses

Partner organisation in the formation of the Investing in Women Code, providing a number of resources for female founders

British Library Business and IP Centre

Supporting small business owners and entrepreneurs to take the right steps to start up, protect, and grow their businesses

Runs one-on-one sessions on intellectual property and business information. Also offers a wide range of webinars, offering support to SMEs across the country, these are all available on our website alongside articlesblogs and Industry Guides

Business Growth Fund

An established, independent investment company, with a balance sheet of more than £2.5bn supporting earlier stage and established private businesses, and smaller listed companies


The industry body and public policy advocate for the private equity and venture capital industry in the UK, BVCA provides a number of resources, policy documents and reports providing data insight into the UK investment community

They also provide a number of training courses on a variety of topics ranging from deal execution to Board support

Centre for Entrepreneurs

The UK’s leading entrepreneurship organisation, offering a range of resources and programmes for entrepreneurs, particularly those in neglected groups, communities and locations

CFE Business Startup Index is an annual analysis of Companies House data, which has provided a detailed snapshot of business formations across the UK

Enterprise Nation

Expert advice and support for small businesses, from a community of business advisors and small businesses

Find a business advisor, access free e-learning courses, attend one of their daily events, and access funding and grant opportunities

Funding Resources

The sources above provide a number of free resources for entrepreneurs to access, however, please be aware that Henley Business Angels is not responsible for any of the content on these websites, and therefore cannot be held responsible for any content changes that do not represent the network’s values.