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    Government Organisations

    Companies House
    The United Kingdom has enjoyed a system of company registration since 1844. Today, company registration matters are dealt with in law, by the Companies Act 1985 and the updating legislation contained in the Companies Act 1989.
    {Department of Trade & Industry} Department of Trade & Industry
    DTI is working to create the conditions for business success and help the UK respond to the challenge of globalisation.
    {Directgov} Directgov
    Directgov is the place to turn for the widest range of government information and services.
    {Innovation Unit} Innovation Unit
    Innovation – the successful exploitation of new ideas – incorporating new technologies, design and best practice is the key business process that enables UK businesses to compete effectively in the global environment.
    {Office of Fair Trading} Office of Fair Trading
    The OFT’s goal is to make markets work well for consumers. Markets work well when there is vigorous competition between fair-dealing businesses. When markets work well, good businesses flourish.
    {Small Business Service} Small Business Service
    The Small Business Service (SBS) is an agency of the Department of Trade and Industry. We have a simple vision – we want the UK to be the best place in the world to start and grow a business.
    {South East England Development Agency} South East England Development Agency
    The South East England Development Agency (SEEDA) was established by the Government through the Regional Development Agency Act. It takes the strategic lead in promoting the sustainable economic development of the region.
    The UK Patent Service
    Copywright, Design, Patents and Trade Marks in the UK
    {UK Trade & Investment} UK Trade & Investment
    UK Trade & Investment is the lead UK Government organisation which helps businesses locate in the UK and grow internationally.
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    {Portsmouth University} Portsmouth University
    At the forefront of a rapidly changing, thriving city, a modern diverse campus, taking pride in its reputation among students for the friendliness and approachability of its staff, providing a well structured and supportive learning environment
    {Southampton Solent University} Southampton Solent University
    One of the UK’s newest universities, offering 16,000 students a choice of courses ranging from foundation ‘level zero’ years that lead onto degree courses, to master’s degrees and PhDs, plus a variety of professional and short courses.
    {Southampton University} Southampton University
    One of the top 10 research universities in the UK and has achieved consistently high scores for its teaching and learning activities. Offering first-rate opportunities and facilities for study and research, and a stimulating working environment, working c
    {The University of Winchester} The University of Winchester
    King Alfred’s is a valuable resource for business in the Southern Region, from conference services to the recently reorganised research capability and business services.
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    Local Government

    {Business Link Wessex} Business Link Wessex
    Business Link Wessex specialise in helping businesses across Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight to establish, develop and grow. We offer access to a comprehensive range of objective and affordable business information and advice.
    {Hampshire County Council} Hampshire County Council
    The County Council, together with 11 District Councils and the parish councils, provides vital everyday services to 1.2 million people across the county.
    {Portsmouth City Council} Portsmouth City Council
    Portsmouth is a European gateway location that provides businesses with the environment for profitability and growth.
    {Southampton City Council} Southampton City Council
    Southampton, recognised as a centre of expertise for e-government, is a leading European City and proud to be the first of the UK’s smart cities.
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    Industry Associations

    {Alliance Against Counterfeiting and Piracy} Alliance Against Counterfeiting and Piracy
    The Alliance is a unique coalition of British trade associations and industry enforcement organisations with a combined turnover of over £250 billion.
    {Anti-copying in Design} Anti-copying in Design
    ACID (Anti Copying In Design) is an international, hard-hitting member organisation committed to fighting copyright theft and protection of design rights.
    Association of Computer Professionals
    The Association of Computer Professionals (ACP) is an independent, professional examining body, set up in 1984, its Council Members working in both the education and commercial sectors of the computer industry.
    {British Brands Group} British Brands Group
    Committed to ensuring that brands and their contribution to consumers, society and the economy are understood and reflected in UK policy.
    {British Computer Society} British Computer Society
    The British Computer Society (BCS) is the industry body for IT professionals, and a Chartered Engineering Institution for Information Technology (IT)
    {British Design Initiative} British Design Initiative
    The British Design Initiative is an internationally recognised agency that provides a focal point for British design.
    {Chartered Institute of Marketing} Chartered Institute of Marketing
    CIM is committed to delivering world-class support to equip marketers with the knowledge and tools they need to stay ahead and excel in this most challenging of professions.
    {e-skills NTO} e-skills NTO
    As the Sector Skills Council for IT, Telecoms and Contact Centres, e-skills UK is the industry-driven organisation responsible for developing the quality and quantity of professional skills in these sectors.
    {Federation against Software Theft} Federation against Software Theft
    The first software copyright organisation, set up in 1984 by the British Computer Society’s Copyright Committee.
    {Intellectual Property} Intellectual Property
    Answers to your questions and all the resources you need to find your way through the IP jungle of Copyright, Designs, Patents and Trade Marks.
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    Other Media Networking Groups

    MediaTree Maidstone
    MediaTree Maidstone was launched in April 2005 with the aim of creating a cluster of media activity in the Maidstone area, generating growth in local companies, improving education and skills levels in the sector, strengthening supply chain networks, and
    {Oxmedia Network} Oxmedia Network
    The media network for Oxfordshire – Oxmedia Network is part of the South East Media Network
    {South East Media Network} South East Media Network
    South East Media Network is a business led consortium providing strategic leadership for the regions digital content sector, it exists to enable the South East of England’s digital content businesses increase their share of the global market.
    {The Cambridge Network} The Cambridge Network
    A leading virtual business network
    {Wired Berkshire} Wired Berkshire
    Wired Berkshire is the network for small and medium sized companies operating in the rapidly converging worlds of media and ICT. Wired Berkshire is part of the South East Media Network
    {Wired Sussex} Wired Sussex
    Wired Sussex is a team of specialists whose aim is to promote the vibrant New Media cluster in Sussex. Wired Sussex is part of the South East Media Network
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    {Amicable Business Coaching} Amicable Business Coaching
    Achieving Effective Business solutions and how to get the results you are looking for in your Company, using tradtional time tested methods that work, which are either no cost or low cost.
    {Bcentral} Bcentral
    bCentral is the free online destination for Microsoft’s UK small business customers. Find out more about bCentral for small business.
    {Blake Lapthorn Linnell incorporating White & Bowker} Blake Lapthorn Linnell incorporating White & Bowker
    A forward thinking firm of solicitors using the latest technology, they have unrivalled experience and can trace their roots back more then 250 years. One of the leading law firms in Hampshire where quality is the key to their success.
    {Business Plans} Business Plans
    Business planning made easy
    {Hampshire Broadband} Hampshire Broadband
    The site that aims to support local communities and businesses in Hampshire. By collaborating between public and private agencies with the aim of providing independent, free information and advice to improve availability, access and take up of broadband s
    {New Media Knowledge} New Media Knowledge
    Learning and business information resource for companies and individuals working in digital interactive media. For freelancers, start-ups or directors, they provide the knowledge you need to realise your creative and commercial potential.
    {North Hants Chamber of Commerce & Industry} North Hants Chamber of Commerce & Industry
    Offer professional expertise and services such as International Trade support and promotion, training and library services. With 1000 members, provides a coherent and powerful voice to county, regional and national government.
    {Solent Enterprise Hub} Solent Enterprise Hub
    The Solent Enterprise Hub is part of an award-winning network for innovation and entrepreneurial activity.
    {Southampton & Fareham Chamber of Commerce & Industry} Southampton & Fareham Chamber of Commerce & Industry
    The Southampton & Fareham Chamber of Commerce & Industry clearly defines its objectives as: The promotion of Trade, Industry, Commerce, and Business both at home and abroad.
    {Southampton Enterprise Hub} Southampton Enterprise Hub
    Provides a networking forum for local entrepreneurs, as well as improved access to research, technology, innovation, business support, flexible workspace & early stage finance.
    {Start Your Own Business} Start Your Own Business
    START YOUR OWN BUSINESS is a free local guide designed to actively encourage entrepreneurship and to provide genuine help to anyone thinking of starting up their own business. Key features include local success stories, proven ways to start a business suc
    {The British Interactive Multimedia Association (BIMA)} The British Interactive Multimedia Association (BIMA)
    National trade association, monthly meetings and presentations.