Let your vision lead the way.

The New Forest Enterprise Centre is at the heart of our local small business community. Our vision is to help start-ups and SME's in the New Forest who have the ambition to grow by providing inspiring spaces and a strong community where long-lasting friendships and business partnerships are formed.

We are a non-profit business so we invest the money back into the Centre to ensure we are continually evolving and enhancing our Licensee's experience.

Our History.

Back in the late 1980s, the New Forest District Council put forward a plan to provide 'Easy in, Easy out' premises on short-term licences.

They encouraged the formation of the New Forest Enterprise Centre to raise the required finance and run the project. Planning and the building of 52 units commenced and were completed in 1991. The building was handed over by the construction company, R Mansell Limited, in a ceremony conducted by Michael Colvin MP on 18th October 1991.

We were incredibly proud that our official opening ceremony was conducted by Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Kent on 7th May 1992.

Our Board is made up totally of volunteers who care about the success of local businesses and the future of our local area. They oversee the management of the Centre and its policies. The Directors are:

  • Jeremy Heron (Chairman)

  • Peter Cliffe-Roberts

  • Derek Ferrier

  • Derek Tipp

  • John Chase

  • John Hill

  • Andrew Mills

  • Joanne Spittles (Company Secretary)

Our Board.

We are invested in the success of our Licensees and care about the New Forest community which is why we sponsor key local shows:

  • New Forest & Hampshire County Show

  • New Forest Business Partnership - Best New Business Category

  • The Romsey Show - Sponsoring the Map Boards

Local Community.