Directory: Business Support

Juggling kids and a career is hard enough at the best of times, but when you work as a freelancer or run your own business that adds a whole new level of challenges. That’s why we wanted to include some of the fantastic business support services we’ve discovered in and around Portishead, from copywriters and designers to fabulous networking events created especially for parents.


  Freelance Mum

Don’t be fooled by the name, Freelance Dad’s are very welcome too. You can also bring your children, as there is plenty of space for them to play while you network. Each meeting includes a Net Walk too, so kids don’t get bored. Currently meeting at St Pauls Church in Southville & at Windmill Hill City Farm. Recently adding evening meetings to the mix too!

 Portishead Business Network

Two Portishead Mums (Louisa & myself, Katina), set up a Facebook Group in 2016 for local women in business to support each other. We arrange get togethers each month during the day, so we can come together & share what we’re doing, find support & talk through ideas. There’s no charge for attending, except to buy your own coffee. Children are also very welcome to come with you.Click Here to find the Facebook Group

Ladies Who Latte – Free monthly meet up’s in Portishead, Clevedon, Congresbury, Long Ashton & more Find them on Facebook

Met Walking – how about networking while walking?

Portishead Chamber of Commerce

Portishead Independent Networking Group

Desk Space opportunities

North Somerset Libraries

If you’re looking for a quiet space to work, pop along to your local library. Computers are available to use, or you can bring your own device & use the free WiFi. Click here for more details

Desklodge – Bristol

Mercury Hub – Clevedon

The Stable – Weston-super-Mare

Website Design - Graphic Design - Printing

Anorak Cat – Web Design –

Paper Aeroplane Creative – Branding & Design –

Marketing / Coaching / Specialists

  Freelance Mum

Recording a podcast with Freelance Mum couldn’t be simpler. As a professional broadcaster with over 20 years experience, Faye will guide you through the process from start to finish. As a business owner, podcasts give you a way of literally talking to your audience in your authentic voice, telling your story and sharing your expertise to help build your brand. Recording one is also a fantastic way of getting some radio interview practice in – handy experience from a PR perspective.Click Here to Podcast your story!

The Business Haven provides growth and development opportunities, experiences and support to businesses, whilst making a valuable contribution to the greater community. Tamsin Acheson is a business coach and business skills trainer who offers 1:1 coaching sessions to business owners in the start up, scale up and team up space.See her coaching packages: Click Here

Clare Base Marketing –

Hullo Creative –

Rin Hamburgh & Co –

Ros Conkie Marketing –

Accountants/Bookeeping/Virtual Assistant

But The Books – bookkeeping for start ups & side projects –

Count On Me – cash flow forecasts, bookkeeping & admin

Fresh Figures Accountancy –

Keyboard Smash – customer journey & onboarding support for micro businesses

The Online PA – virtual assistant