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Independent Retailer Resources


Information on Aldershot for independent retailers.

Aldershot offers lots of support and opportunities for both new and developing businesses. The town has a strong heritage of independent retailers and offers competitive rents, so is an ideal place for your business.

"The planned regeneration of Aldershot means that now is a great time for businesses to get started and reap the benefits as Aldershot moves into the future."

Mel Jones, Operations Manager at Enterprise First.

Support for independent retailers

Enterprise First

  • A business support hub based in Aldershot town centre

Whether you are looking to start a business, or are already running one, the Enterprise First team is available to help. Offering free advice, skills training, one-to-one meetings and a mentoring service, there is lots of support available.

Hampshire Chamber of Commerce

  • Supporting the business community in Aldershot

The Chamber runs more than 100 events each year offering training and networking opportunities for independent businesses.

Enterprise M3

  • Supporting economic growth at a local level

However big or small your business, the Enterprise M3 partnership can offer support. With online resource information, start-up and improvement toolkits and material on available funding streams, there is plenty to help you.

Civvy Street

  • Special funding for ex-service personnel to set up business

Civvy Street offers ex-servicemen the opportunity to apply for up to £7,500 to start up a business through its 'Be the Boss' funding.

If you are interested in setting up a business of your own in Aldershot and would like to talk anything through, please contact Aldershot's Town Centre Management Team.