About Cobweb

Cobweb is a leading provider of information for business support practitioners. Our customers use our information in their day-to-day work with their clients, members and students. They rely on our rigorous research, attention to detail and digital publishing expertise.

Who we help

We’ve been working with the UK enterprise support community for more than twenty years. Our specialist information resources are used by thousands of professionals who:

  • support business start ups
  • help people into self-employment
  • advise small business owners
  • fund microbusinesses.

Our customers include enterprise agencies, growth hubs, business libraries, universities, colleges and trade bodies. We also supply several blue-chip companies, national business support bodies and government agencies with information badged under their own name.

Our expertise

We specialise in researching, simplifying and explaining business and regulatory facts. Our reputation for supplying high-quality, practical content is matched by our publishing and technical expertise. Our in-house development team has built our own CMS and API functionality that integrates openly with our customers’ publishing platforms and websites.

How we work

We work with our customers in four ways:

  • providing access to our information resources by subscription
  • writing and supplying original content to a customer’s specification
  • improving and maintaining our customers’ own content
  • delivering bespoke content for business support platforms and apps.

Our team

Cobweb employs 17 permanent staff and an experienced pool of specialist freelance researchers, authors, editors and independent business experts. Our directors have been working in the start-up and micro-enterprise support sector for over 30 years. We have a unique understanding of the challenges faced by professionals who help people to start up and survive in business.

Our directors

Colin Weatherspoon
Chief Executive
Marianne Whitfield
Managing Director
David Irwin
Chairman
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