Business Support


Hertfordshire LEP provides a package of measures to support established SMEs that want to invest and grow via its Growth Hub.

Hertfordshire Growth Hub

The Hertfordshire Growth Hub is a service for established businesses that possess the drive and the potential to grow, helping them to find the highest quality locally-sourced support and expertise to help them achieve their business ambitions. The hub is a partnership between the Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership, business support experts Exemplas and the University of Hertfordshire. Find out how Growth Hub advisors are working hard to help businesses to reach their potential, visit Case Studies

Looking to start your own business?


Wenta is an independent enterprise agency which provides business start-up advice and guidance, business training and development opportunities, business centre premises  as well as education programmes.

Its My Incubator provides environments where business start-ups can grow and thrive, free of charge for three months. Its online business support can be found at My Incubator ventures.

Its monthly networking sessions Business Buzz run on the first Friday of every month at the btc Bistro, Bessemer Drive, Stevenage,SG1 2DX. 


STANTA is an independent enterprise agency which has served the business people of St Albans, Harpenden and the surrounding areas for over 30 years, with impartial advice and low-risk offices to rent in St Albans.


Other support services


We work in partnership with local business support providers including membership organisations and enterprise agencies. Visit our Useful Links page for more information. 

Better Business for All aims to reduce the burdens both new and established businesses in Hertfordshire can face by demystifying and untangling the regulatory process.

The Pensions Regulator has produced this helpful at a glance guide to auto-enrollment for small amd micro sized employers. Click here to view. 

Solutions for equality and growth


Citizens Advice Solutions for Equality and Growth (2015) report lists a number of recommendations to champion equality in the workplace and support SME growth.