Business Enterprise Exchange

The BEE will help you grow and succeed. If you’re a young entrepreneur, thinking about a start-up or already trading as a small business, there are plenty of reasons why the Business Enterprise Exchange can help you get off the ground, grow your business and succeed.

Money can be tight when you’re getting started so the Business Enterprise Exchange is free. When you become a member you get access to a comprehensive package of business resources allied with invaluable professional support.

Each quarter you can attend free information sessions tackling the most common barriers to start-up and small business success.  You’ll immediately feel the benefit of being part of an active business community and you’ll be surprised how many entrepreneurs are facing similar challenges.

Based in Uttoxeter’s purpose-built Business Growth Centre there can be no better environment for any developing business; you’ll find everything you need. So, whether it’s networking, information or access to professional services, the Business Enterprise Exchange will help you succeed and prosper.

For more information on any aspect of the Business Enterprise Exchange please call 01889 561515 or email

All the support you need

Partner Support
Local professional service companies giving free advice in their area of specialisation (e.g. legal, banking, finance and accounting).

Space to Grow Offices
Modern offices for young and start-up businesses including a rent-free period while your business becomes established.

An opportunity to meet like-minded entrepreneurs from all over the East and West Midlands who will understand your challenges and inspire you to overcome them.

Business Events
A comprehensive programme of free information sessions, including a quarterly seminar guide to successfully starting and growing your business.

The BEE – an overview

A comprehensive, free package of support for young entrepreneurs, start-ups and small businesses in the East and West Midlands.

A one year programme

For the selected start-up companies there’s a programme of support designed to help you achieve growth and success. We want you to take the first steps to becoming a successful independent, sustainable business. To help you on your way you’ll have the support of a professional mentor and access to our partner programme of free professional services. By the end of 12 months you should be well on your way to not only reaping the benefits of your own investment, but also becoming a valuable business within the community.

Part of a business community

One of the most common barriers to becoming a successful business is the reality that you are doing it alone. Through the Business Enterprise Exchange we want to change that and bring together aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners, and give them the resources and focus to succeed.  Our community philosophy drives the provision of free information sessions, together with a package of facilities and administrative resources that anybody can drop-in and use.  We want this community to thrive and grow through our collective success.