21 Aug 2018
Hertford has become a thriving town for small businesses. The UOE Hub is filled with freelancers, sole traders and small companies who are all benefiting from having professional, serviced office space – in fact we currently only have one office left, so if you’re thinking of making an appointment to view the Hub, do it quickly!
There is one thing we understand very well, that local companies depend on each other for their success. So it doesn’t matter what business you’re in, by supporting your fellow SMEs, you’re helping your neighbourhood thrive by keeping money in the local economy, supporting local jobs and helping to keep the character of the town centre.
With this in mind, here are 20 organisations and Hertford shops and restaurants that we follow on Twitter in case you find them useful to your business:
Well, we would say UOE wouldn’t we! But UOE is more than just the Hub, Store and Post Office. We are also an office supplies business, providing great value and next day delivery on stationery, office equipment as well as other services. It’s all part of the UOE mantra to help you Get Work Done!
FSB East of England @FSBEastofEng
A membership organisation that provides valuable support for small businesses in the area, but also publishes news and articles relevant to SMEs.
Flexible Working Mums Hertford @HertfordMums
Supporting flexible working for working mothers, sharing information about how mums can work, look after the kids and have a life.
Biz Buzz Hertford @BizBuzzHertford
A drop-in networking group that meets in Hertford on the third Thursday of the month. It only costs £5 and is a great place to meet small business owners from a wide range of industries. If you’re new to networking, this is an excellent place to start.
East Herts Speakers @EHertsSpeakers
If you’re nervous about public speaking or want to brush up your presentation skills, the East Herts group of Toastmasters International meets regularly at the Salisbury Arms.
Small Business Saturday @SmallBizSatUK
Small Business Saturday isn’t just for independent shops – it’s for all small businesses trying to increase their local presence.
A social enterprise for startups and SMEs in the country, providing training, advice and support to help your business succeed.
Ambition 2018 @AmbitionBrox18
A one-day sales and marketing conference aimed at Hertfordshire small business owners. A day of business advice from top class speakers and networking, for a modest price with all the proceeds going to two local charities.
Hertfordshire Business Advice @hertsbizadvice
An organisation providing advice and support for startups and entrepreneurs.
Hertford Hour @HertfordHour
Introduce yourself to and connect with other Hertford-based businesses every Monday evening between 7pm and 8pm.
Hertfordshire Business Independent @thehbi
A great resource for news about local businesses and business people who’d be worth getting to know.
Hertford Castle @hertfordcastle
If you’re trying to organise large meetings, lectures or seminars, the Grade I listed Hertford Castle is available for corporate hire as well as private parties and weddings.
Lance James the Jewellers @lancejamesjew
For a special gift, a treat to yourself, or a bespoke ring for a perfect proposal, this local jeweller is bound to have it.
Leaf Café and Children’s Bookshop @leafcafe_uk
Independent bookshops are a precious commodity these days. Leaf is a specialist children’s bookshop with café and activities for children and grown-ups alike.
Lussmans Restaurant @lussmanns
An independent restaurant that prides itself in good, sustainable food. A great place to impress clients if you want to push the budget.
Oxfam Bookshop @OxBookHertford
Just a hop, skip and a jump from the UOE Hub, you may pick up a useful business book for a bargain price, that vinyl LP you’ve been looking for for years, or just a great novel to read during your time off.
Hertfordshire Life @hertslife
A lifestyle magazine highlighting events, activities and places to shop and eat in the county.
Award-winning healthy, Mediterranean food and baguettes eat in/takeaway/delivery. One of Hertford’s guilty pleasures!
Discover Hertford @DiscHertford
Concentrating on news about Hertford businesses, shops and developments.
McMullen’s Brewery @McMullens1827
McMullen post updates on Twitter about when their shire horses will be visiting Hertford – always a splendid sight.