Advisory Service for businesses and the creative industries.

Business Support Service

Winchester City Council is working with Enterprise First to introduce a business support service for businesses, including the creative industries, located in the Winchester District. The service will provide one to one business advice, training, networking and mentoring.

The business support service offers help with writing business plans, securing funding or advice regarding expansion. Funded by Winchester City Council the free service aims to remove the barriers that stop people from starting and growing a business in the District.

Businesses who are you are keen to meet with like minded business owners to share and support the local area are invited to come along to the informal networking. The events are held every month and are free to attend although businesses will need to purchase their own drinks and food, as required.

Networking events will be held between 9am and 11am at Café Winchester (28-29 St Thomas Street, Winchester SO23 9HJ) on the third Thursday of every month. You can book for the networking at Eventbrite.

These training courses are available and can be reserved by ringing 01252 319 272 or by e-mailing

Book Keeping
Date: Friday 29 September 2017
Time: 10am to 1pm
Location: No.5 Bridge Street, Winchester SO23 0HN
Description: With a friendly and hands-on approach, this workshop aims to help you to have a clearer understanding on how to manage your accounts.

Do You Need More Hours in the Day?
(Time Management)
Date: Friday 27 October 2017

Location: Winchester

How to Make Your Website Work For You
(Inc. SEO)
Date: Friday 17 November 2017
Location: Bishops Waltham

New Year Business Planning
Date: Friday 15 December 2017
Location: Winchester

Managing Your Cash Flow
Date: Friday 26 January 2018
Location: Winchester

A Little Bit of Marketing Goes A Long Way
Date: Friday 23 February 2018
Location: Alresford

Location details and times for events will be confirmed closer to the scheduled date.

Enterprise First are interested in hearing from businesses about their training needs.  Please contact Andy Pringle, Business Development Manager at Enterprise First, at to give your suggestions.

One to one business support
Appointments for one to one business advice can be made by contacting Enterprise First on 01252 319 272 or emailing

This is a business advisory service and is not able to critique work.