The Business Support Bank offers free peer-to-peer advice and guidance on how to develop a business to recent start-ups and established businesses in the PO1-PO6 postcode area.
This project is currently in a pilot phase. We are currently offering mentoring and advice in:
- Business Planning
If you'd like to apply for mentoring, please complete the application form available here, and return it to
We are also looking for donations of time to the bank; if you would like to help businesses grow in Portsmouth, please get in touch.
“My background is engineering, as a start-up business everything is a new experience. Getting yourself noticed over everyone else takes a lot of work, and getting help where it is given is essential. My mentor has given me a plethora of creative advice and ideas to follow up on. I wish I could split myself in 3 to follow them all! It also gives me reassurances that others go through similar experiences when starting up.”
James Crook, founder of Forty1 Kitesurfing