Bishop’s Waltham is located in the Winchester district of Hampshire, and a wide range of support is available from the various local authorities and not-for-profit organisations to help businesses proper in this area. As well as a dedicated Market Towns Development Officer who works with the Town Team on initiatives to, among other things, increase footfall into the town, the following help is available for businesses in Bishop’s Waltham.
The Chamber helps to market Bishops Waltham to increase tourism and foot fall, provides a voice for the business community, assists worthy local charities and discusses matters that are important to everyone in the area. The Chamber also represents the business community on the Parish Council’s Community Development Committee.
The Economy & Arts team at Winchester City Council work hard on Economic Development not only in Winchester itself but also in the market towns and rural locations around the district. A number of grants are available for job seekers, apprentices, those planning to start a business and small businesses owners wanting to take their business to the next level.
Useful links for information on business support offered by WCC:
Hampshire County Council is another source of support for Bishop’s Waltham businesses. From a business directory to networking events and the Hampshire Enterprise Circle, there are several ways to benefit from their aim to develop the economy and encourage inward investment into the county.
Southern Entrepreneurs is a non-profit making business support service based in Hampshire predominately working with small to medium sized businesses across the public and private sector. They support members to learn, network, connect and grow and havebuilt a strong community of like-minded business professionals who share knowledge, experience and best practice with the sole aim of achieving mutual success.
Open to sole traders and multi-national corporations alike the Hampshire Chamber of Commerce offers networking, training, PR and marketing opportunities and help and advice on expanding your business internationally.