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Start Your Own Business in Surrey

Free start-up resources and useful local contacts.


If you are thinking about starting a business in Surrey or would like to grow your existing business, you have come to the right place!

Start Your Own Business in Surrey contains resources and the information that will help give your venture the best chance of success. It also highlights organisations who offer friendly business advice and services that you need.

We have been helping start-ups and existing business owners in Surrey since 2005 and a list of key local contacts can be found below.

Starting a business in Surrey

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There is plenty of help locally but where can it be found? We would love to point you in the right direction.

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Download the 2021 edition of our Free Start Your Own Business guide

An interactive step-by-step guide which also includes links to key contacts such as HMRC, Companies House etc.

Start Your Own Business in 2021
Read more about what our Free guide contains and how you can download it.

What do you get in the guide?

Packed with the information that you need to start or grow a business in Surrey.


Easy to follow step by step guide

Business set-up

Choosing the right structure

Getting online

Online marketing, social media

Local support

Where to find help and support


Work from home or premises?

Employing staff

How to find and recruit

Before you start

The reality of running a business

Finance & funding

Your funding options

Law & insurance

The key considerations

Business planning

Are you ready?

Accountancy & tax

Tax and VAT explained

Business directory

Useful contacts

Market research

Is there a gap in the market?

Business networking

Tips and local groups

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Key Contacts in Surrey

Surrey Web Designs
Surrey Web Designs deliver creativity for award winning ITV celebrity hairdresser Leo Bancroft, we are trusted by the local Citizens Advice Service, host corporate designs for defence companies and provide a personal touch for professionals. For an example of our work please see Based in Surrey, we are close knit team providing a personal one on one service to our clients. Our designers have worked together for over 25 years and deliver stunning, bespoke designs, with functionality and automation at a manageable price. WEB DESIGN | MOBILE FRIENDLY LAYOUTS | SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMISATION | HOSTING | SOCIALS | SUPPORT Our clients enjoy a complete online solution for one price, which covers everything needed to help you grow your online presence. No web design company owns Google and is therefore unable to guarantee 1st page results. Whilst we are driven by your Google ranking, we always manage new client’s expectations, only guaranteeing to apply the same tested and trailed method of Search Engine Optimisation that has seen all our established clients rank on page one of Google. We work with our clients to understand their business and build their website around their SEO. In response to our service and ongoing hosting support, our clients have given us a verified solid 5-star Google business rating. Ready to discuss your new or replacement website? Call our sales manager Sarah for a no obligation chat on 07512 443336
Surrey Community Action
Outsourcing your business support needs to Surrey Community Action helps your bottom line and supports another charity too. We work with hundreds of organisations providing DBS checks, payroll services, meeting room hire and a host of other types of support.
Hunt 4 Office Solutions
After 24 years of working in Payroll & HR, Kerry Hunt established Hunt 4 Office Solutions to provide a cost effective outsourcing service for start-ups and established small businesses. Whatever your company’s size we understand that a business doesn’t always require a permanent Payroll & HR function and certainly not a full time one! As a start-up or small business you may be new to Payroll & HR management and only have a small team to pay and records to keep. Outsourcing enables you to get on with building your business without worrying about compliance. We can manage your monthly payroll andor HR needs with diligence and efficiency, saving you time and relieving the pressure on your other financialadmin duties. Our PayrollHR Service provides: • A dedicated contact to arrange your payroll according to the requirements of your business. • An HMRC recognised service that uses accredited payroll software. • Notification of PAYE sums. • P11Ds and P60s • Completed and filed returns. • Full compliance with Real Time Information (RTI) software • Pension Auto-enrolment • Terms and conditions of employment • Policiesprocedures • New starter documents Starting up can be daunting so pick up the phone and let us help you get on with growing your business rather than getting held up in the details – 07976 239284
Figures Accountancy Services
Figures Accountancy Services was established in October 1992 by husband and wife David Thewless FCPA and Mary Thewless FCPA. Its aim was to provide reasonably priced accountancy services predominately to sole traders and partnerships. The business and client base grew steadily as did the services offered. Figures Accountancy Services now provide services to small Limited Companies, Payroll Services and many related Tax and Accountancy services. Figures Accountancy Services currently have over 1,000 clients. They provide services to a range of clients, some with turnovers in excess of £3,000,000.
Aquarius Blinds
Aquarius Blinds offer bespoke sun blinds and awnings for residential property or commercial premises anywhere in the UK. We offer a vast product choice at realistic prices, made in the UK and fitted by our in-house team, with a fast turnaround service. Visit the website to find out more.
Tim Greenwood & Associates
Tim Greenwood & Associates undertake surveys on an extensive range of properties. Whether you are looking at buying a new home or commercial premises, Tim Greenwood can provide you with detailed advice and more. Visit the website today and get in contact with the friendly team for a free quote.
RH Networking
Do you want to grow your business? Do you need to make new contacts and grow your network? Do you own or manage a business in the RH postcode area? Free face to face and online business net working.
Sash Window Experts
Do you have draughtly, rattly or rotten box sash windows? Call Sash Window Experts and have your home’s beautiful original features restored to their former glory. From timber defects to double glazing, our experienced craftsmen will visit homes all over the South East. Get in touch today.
TD Bookkeeping & Consulting
I have been providing bookkeeping services to local businesss for over 13 years. I provide a bespoke service tailored to your business to help you keep on top of your finances while you concentrate on growing your business. I have recently left full time employment managing a bookkeeping department to start up my own practice, I know what it is like to start out in business on your own and how important it is to have a network of people around you for support. I am a Xero partner and also use Sage line 50 and Quickbooks to prepare your bookkeeping records for VAT returns, regular reporting and complete records for your year end accounts and tax return.
First Vehicle Finance
First Vehicle Finance Ltd are a car leasing and van leasing brokers with many years’ experience in helping you secure the best deal for your next private or commercial vehicle. Let us guide you through the process, helping you get the best vehicle for your needs, on the best terms for your wallet.
Fabulous Women
Fabulous Women is a not-for-profit community of women celebrating our lives and our businesses. We aim to encourage and support women in life and business by providing cost effective ways to network, collaborate and share our know-how. We host netwinning meetings (because fabulous women dont just network, we netwin) and are growing fast. Why not come along and experience the difference? No membership is required and you can choose to come and go as you please.
Payroll Bureau
We are a payroll preparation bureau who can handle all of your payroll calculations and deductions. Dealing with attachments of earning, student loans, SSP, SMP, SPP, SAP as well as the normal deductions for national insurance, tax and pensions. Payroll deadlines? Legislation? Confusion? The Payroll Bureau is dedicated to resolving these issues professionally, accurately and promptly. We can take over your payroll worries. Payroll is our business. We pride ourselves on our reputation for reliability and efficiency. Let us take over this time-consuming chore and help your company run more effectively.
Golf Swing Systems Ltd
Golf Swing Systems Ltd design, manufacture and installation of indoor golfing studios, training courses, launch monitor systems, video golf coaching systems and much more. We can design the exact set-up you need, no matter how big or small, whether it is for practice, pleasure or business.
Wellden Turnbull
London and Surrey based independent firm of chartered accountants, tax advisers and auditors providing a wealth of professional advice and guidance to individuals, businesses and international clients.
Wessex Garage Doors
Upgrade your garage door this year by utilising the expertise of Wessex Garage Doors. Skilled in repair, maintenance and installation of a wide range of garage doors, the specialist team have a reputation for delivering a first-class service to each of their clients. Discover more on our website.
FSB Surrey & West Sussex
FSB Surrey & West Sussex is the local branch of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). It was formed in 1974 as the National Federation of Self Employed and represents the interests of small and medium-sized businesses locally and nationally. They offer a great package tailored to your needs if you are thinking about starting a business in the area. Contact: Ray Abrahams Development Manager
BNI Surrey
The benefits of BNI membership are many, varied and, most importantly, proven to help build any kind of business. Networking has never been more powerful. As soon as you join BNI, you’ll effectively receive an instant ‘marketing’ team – a group of local business people who will start searching out new customers for you.
Connect Surrey
Connect Surrey, are passionate about networking… it is the easiest, most effective way to find new business! Regular fortnightly and monthly meetings held.
S100 Club
The S100 Club is a unique Angel Investment Network, showcasing the best innovative high-growth propositions. It is a not-for-profit club with a focus on creating a strong and connected network of investors and presenting them with the best investment propositions from across the UK.
Business Options
Business Options are a specialist Franchising and Business Expansion consultancy, that combines hands-on experience with established business practices, to provide tailored, practical, realistic advice and support in the fields of Franchising, Licensing, Distributorships, Agencies and other forms of Business Expansion.
One Stop Shop providing comprehensive and flexible business IT services with a focus on driving efficiencies and productivity and delivering cyber security protection.
Surrey County Council - Starting a New Business
Surrey County Council appreciates starting a new business has many pitfalls so they have put together some key information that should help you if you are providing products or a service to customers. Surrey-i - provides you with an insight into the residents, communities and local economy of Surrey to help inform your business planning and development.
Enterprise M3 Funding Escalator
The Enterprise M3 Local Enterprise Partnership has committed £10million of capital to create a new funding escalator comprising a loan scheme and an equity fund managed by The FSE Group. If you are an ambitious SME based within the Enterprise M3 geographic area* with the potential to deliver high growth and employment opportunities, you may be eligible to apply. Our fund managers offer guidance and support during the application process and further help after the loan or investment is made. We always aim to provide a speedy response to any enquiry.
Surrey Chambers of Commerce
Surrey Chambers of Commerce is the county’s largest independent not-for-profit business support and networking organisation. We love to champion Surrey’s businesses, so why not join and be one of them? Small Business with massive ambitions We work closely with businesses of all sizes, understanding the pressures on smaller organisations and helping them achieve their ambitions. You’d be surprised how much your business has in common with others, find out how you can benefit from joining us.
Enterprise M3 Growth Hub
Aimed at businesses looking to succeed in the Enterprise M3 area, the Enterprise M3 Growth Hub is an expert advice and resource network which helps businesses achieve results quickly through a free personal, tailored service focused on Growth. Delivered by BE Group with its expert partners, SETsquared, Business South and the County Councils of Hampshire and Surrey, the Enterprise M3 Growth Hub is driving impact by working in new ways based on what businesses tell us they need, to help them fulfil their potential.
Surrey Chambers of Commerce Start Up Clinics
Are you thinking of starting a business, or maybe you’ve already started one and need some advice? Setting up a business is an exciting and inspirational opportunity but can also prove to be extremely challenging, especially on your own. Surrey Chambers of Commerce are pleased to be able to bring you these free 1-2-1 Business Start-up Clinics to help you on your journey to success.
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Start-up Steps

We have created a collection of start-up steps articles to help anyone with whatever stage they are on with their business journey. Hundreds of thousands of people have gone before you and we can learn from what they got right and avoid the things that have been proved not to work so well.

You can see the full list of 'steps' at: Startup Steps