Support in Hertfordshire

Renowned as an anchor institution in the county, and working hand in hand with the Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (HLEP) the University can help you forge partnerships that provide the advice and support you need to ensure your business thrives.

For more than 25 years, Herts has supported over 500,000 small and medium-sized businesses through Exemplas, our consultancy and business support organisation.

Our Partners

Hertfordshire Growth Hub

The Hertfordshire Growth Hub is about unlocking potential and helping ambitious, local businesses thrive. They provide support through a network of advisors, mentors and coaches, and provide access to funding and helpful resources.

Whether you’d like to access research & development funding, tap into technical expertise, develop your products, train your people or build your brand, their free, expert support can help you make it happen.


Volunteer Business Support Scheme

The pandemic and Brexit transition has created significant economic uncertainty, keeping business owners awake at night as demand disappeared, and growth plans were knocked off course. Hertfordshire has been no exception, with huge increases in demand from businesses seeking support. To respond to this need, Hertfordshire Growth Hub, powered by the Hertfordshire LEP, in partnership with the University of Hertfordshire devised the Volunteer Business Support Scheme, a free and confidential 1-2-1 mentoring programme.


Herts IQ

Hertfordshire Innovation Quarter aims to create an internationally recognised employment zone for green businesses.

Hertfordshire IQ is the destination for future-facing businesses. They bring together the brightest thinking in modern construction, agri-tech, bioscience, gene technology, AI, robotics and big data, connecting innovators with their partners.


Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce

Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce provides business support to companies of all shapes and sizes, through a range of membership benefits and networking opportunities.

Their expertise in organisational development, training, marketing and sales combined with business experience and an established events programme will enable you to foster strategic partnerships, connect with other members and provide you and your staff with the knowledge and confidence to grow and sustain your business.


Shake

The SHAKE Climate Change programme is specifically designed for entrepreneurs or start-ups who have developed early stage science or tech-based ideas that can have a significant impact on climate change, as well as form the basis of a sustainable and socially responsible business within the sector. Ideas can relate to any point in the food production chain, which contributes more than a quarter of global climate change emissions.