About Cobweb

Cobweb was established in 1998 and is now a leading independent provider of information for professionals who support start ups and small firms in the UK.

We help professionals and practitioners to understand and stay up to date with the critical issues that affect their small business clients, whatever their sector, location or business activity.

Our specialist expertise is focused around our knowledge and experience of:

Business Start Up

by trade, profession and industry

Business Regulations

including compliance and trading standards

Business Support

on a national, regional and local level

We have developed an outstanding reputation for researching and publishing critical business detail and factual accuracy, underpinned by impeccable editorial consistency.


Our team is passionate about business start up and micro-enterprise and has an unrivalled understanding of the enterprise support sector. Our Chairman and CEO were both involved in pioneering business start-up initiatives during the 1980s and 90s, and bring that experience to Cobweb to this day.

For 20 years, our MD has developed Cobweb’s proprietary technical platforms and content management systems, as well as bespoke publishing interfaces for our corporate and national business support clients.

We currently employ 18 permanent staff and an experienced pool of specialist freelance researchers, authors, editors and independent business experts.

Our Board of Directors

Colin Weatherspoon
Chief Executive
Marianne Whitfield
Managing Director
David Irwin
And the rest of the team >