New Forest Enterprise Centre

About New Forest Enterprise Centre

The New Forest Enterprise Centre is a great place to do business. But we would say that, wouldn't we? Have a look at what our Licensees say about us.

If you’re starting up, want to make the move from home, or just need more space, call us and see what we have to offer.

There’s a great sense of community. Licensees will often help one another out. Many find it’s good to have neighbours with whom you can chat or share a joke – a real advantage if you’re normally working alone. And we’re eager to promote that community atmosphere.

A contemporary approach to business strategies and the commitment of the Board of Directors and the Management have made the Centre a leading focus for business in the area.


Keen to support and encourage business in the area, New Forest District Council put forward a plan late in the 1980s to provide ‘easy in, easy out’ premises on short term licences.

Government policy prevented the district council from financing the scheme directly, so the NFDC encouraged the formation of the New Forest Industrial Association Ltd. (now New Forest Enterprise Centre Ltd) to raise the required finance and run the project on a near-commercial basis.

Planning commenced in 1989 and the design and build contract for a building with 52 units was awarded to R Mansell Ltd.

The building was handed over to NFIA on 31st August 1991, and the handing over ceremony was conducted by Michael Colvin MP on behalf of R Mansell Ltd. on 18th October 1991. The official opening ceremony was conducted by Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Kent on 7th May 1992.

New Forest Enterprise Centre Ltd is a company influenced by The District Council of New Forest.

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Management Team

Board of Directors

A voluntary Board oversees the Management of the Centre, and its policies. The Directors, who are unpaid, are:

New Forest Enterprise Centre Ltd. is registered in England, number 2457862.

Registered Office: New Forest Enterprise Centre, Chapel Lane, Totton, Southampton SO40 9LA.

VAT Registration Number 566713910.

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