Small and medium sized enterprises

Guidance to help small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs)

We are fully committed to supporting local businesses and SMEs. We continually aim to make our contracts accessible to SMEs and ensure that our procurement processes are fair, transparent and are open to all.

Information on what an SME is

Support for Hampshire businesses

We offer a business support service for Hampshire's business community aimed at continuing to increase the reputation of Hampshire as a business friendly location.

Hampshire joint working opportunities

We are working in partnership with Hampshire Fire and Rescue and Hampshire Constabulary.

View current opportunities for all three organisations

South East Business Portal

The South East Business Portal provides further contracting opportunities for suppliers to engage with other local authorities across the South East region. It is free to register as a supplier. The portal has an alert service to let you know when new contract opportunities are posted which relate to the product or service areas you provide.

South East Business Portal

Government support

The Government is committed to making it easier for small businesses to grow, therefore they have created some guidance called Small Business: Great Ambition.

Government guidance on finance and support for your business

Free training

Government funded elearning course specifically aimed at SMEs called Winning the contract