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The Forum provides busy small business owners with the time and space to grow and develop your businesses. We help to inform and educate on key compliance areas like Employment, Health and Safety, Pensions, Tax and a whole array of other general business issues like Finance and Funding, Marketing and PR.

When you join the Forum, you get a new partner in your business. We help you to deal with many of the issues you face, removing them before they become problems and if you do have a problem, no matter how small you have a team on the end of the phone who can help you!

Having access to practical, jargon-free, expert advice will help to keep you on the right side of the law.

At such little cost with business-critical benefits for you, joining the Forum will be one of the best business decisions you make. The Forum of Private business makes doing business better.

Benefits of Forum membership

Use of the Forums general business helpline to help with any issues no matter how small, solving your business problem is just a phone call away.

Forum guides covering employment, health and safety, tax, GDPR and all compliance issues a business face, providing help and guidance that any small business owner can use.


Easy to use tools, templates, and procedures to save you time and money.

If you have an issue that requires legal support, membership includes a legal advice line provided by our legal partner.

Regular business updates through our email newsletter.

Regular online training addressing key small business issues for you and your staff, keeping you and your business up to date with new ideas, processes, and standards.

We are a not-for-profit organisation which means we invest any money we make back in to the business to provide better support, products and services for our members.

Access to the Forums carefully selected partner companies, experts who can help you in several specialist areas.

Our business advice and support will save you time and money, allowing you to concentrate on running your business.

Advocacy – we represent our members with the Government and regulators who create the rules and regulations which businesses must comply with.  We make sure your voice is heard. 

Membership from as little as £120*

Sole trader 0 employees

£120 +VAT per annum

Micro business 1-4 employees

£180 +VAT per annum

Small business 5-49 employees

£360 +VAT per annum

Medium business 50-250 employees

£540 +VAT per annum

Large business 250+ employees

Price on application

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Forum Sole Trader Membership of £120* per annum is for sole trader businesses only with zero employees. If your business then employs staff you will need to advise the Forum of Private Business immediately and your membership subscription will be amended.

Annual membership covers all directors/principles; there are no hidden costs or fees.

Forum Guides are available at an additional charge subject to Forum Membership subscription criteria. In order to download templates, you will need to be a member of the Forum of Private Business.

If you have any further queries please contact our membership advisors on 01565 626001 or Full T&C’s apply which can be found here.

* Membership pricing displayed is exclusive of VAT and will be added at checkout.