About Us

About Us

ISSBA provides a forum for the mutual support of small businesses in Ipswich and surrounding parts of Suffolk, in the east of England. It is an informal organisation of business owners and others involved with small businesses, funded by sponsorship, members' subscriptions and organised by an elected committee.

Run entirely by a team of volunteers, for the past 28 years ISSBA is proud to be the only organisation of its kind in East Anglia.

We offer cost effective, clear and relevant support to our members and work closely with partner organisations to ensure our goals for growth are aligned to the Suffolk Growth Strategy.

Activities include monthly meetings, events of both a business or social nature. Our flagship Business to Business Exhibition, the Anglia Business Exhibition that is held each May at Trinity Park, Ipswich and monthly business workshops. ISSBA keeps in touch with its members through a monthly e-newsletter, a directory of members and the website.

Within this framework members can exchange views, recommend each other’s businesses, gain general information and acquired experience from fellow members, as well as relaxing with other like-minded people in the friendly atmosphere of the popular and regular social events. Members businesses - of which there are around 300 at present - offer a comprehensive range of services and products from accounting to engineering, financial services, business consultancy and marketing as well as many other genres of business.