We have compiled this list of links where useful business information can be found.

Government Departments


DBEIS brings together responsibilities for business, industrial strategy, science, innovation, energy, and climate change. 

Defra is the UK government department responsible for policy and regulations on the environment, food and rural affairs.


Dft creates the strategic framework for transport services, which are delivered through a wide range of public and private sector bodies including the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.


DIT is responsible for promoting British trade across the world and ensuring the UK takes advantage of the huge opportunities open to us.

MMO has been established to make a significant contribution to sustainable development in the marine area and to promote the UK government’s vision for clean, healthy, safe, productive and biologically diverse oceans and seas.


MCA implements the government's maritime safety policy in the UK and works to prevent the loss of life on the coast and at sea. 

UK Export Finance  

UKEF is the UK’s export credit agency, helping exporters and investors by providing credit insurance policies, political risk insurance on overseas investments and guarantees on bank loans. 


Gov.uk is government's online resource for businesses.


The aim of the Ministry of Defence and the Armed Forces is: to deliver security for the people of the United Kingdom and the Overseas Territories by defending them, including against terrorism; and to act as a force for good by strengthening international peace and stability.


dstl ensures that innovative science and technology contribute to the defence and security of the UK. It is an executive agency of the Ministry of Defence.



Acas aims to improve organisations and working life through better employment relations.

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Manages and enhances the value of our marine assets including issuing licences or leases for aggregates, aquaculture, and cables and pipelines. Also responsible for marinas, moorings, and have an interest in parts of many ports and harbours.

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Facilitates innovation that moves people and goods more intelligently and efficiently across road, rail and marine.


NERC funds world-class science in universities and our own research centres that increases knowledge and understanding of the natural world. 

Open to Export

Open to Export is a community driven service for SME's, looking for help and support in exporting from the UK.


The Talent Retention Solution (TRS) puts skilled individuals looking for work and companies searching for new employees in direct contact with each other.


Innovate UK is the UK’s national innovation agency. Our goal is to accelerate economic growth by stimulating and supporting business-led innovation.

European Links

   SEA Europe

SEA Europe is the voice of the voice of the European maritime technology industry.


The EMSA is a EU agency charged with reducing the risk of maritime accidents, marine pollution from ships and the loss of human lives at sea by helping to enforce the pertinent EU legislation.

European Commission with words

The European Commission is the EU's executive body and represents the interests of Europe as a whole (as opposed to the interests of individual countries).


The EDA supports the Council and the Member States in their effort to improve the European Union’s defence capabilities for the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP).