What we do

The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) is the department for economic growth. The department invests in skills and education to promote trade, boost innovation and help people to start and grow a business. BIS also protects consumers and reduces the impact of regulation.

BIS is a ministerial department, supported by 49 agencies and public bodies.

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Our policies

  1. Keeping the UK safe in cyber space

    Improving cyber security to make cyber space safer for people and businesses and more resilient to cyber attacks and crime.

  2. Investing in research, development and innovation

    We want to use our talent to make the UK the best place in the world to run an innovative business or service.

  3. Improving the quality of further education and skills training

    Introducing a new FE funding system, improving teacher training and apprenticeships

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Documents

Our announcements

Our consultations

Our publications

  1. BIS: spending over £25,000, September 2014

    • 12 December 2014
    • Transparency data
  2. BIS: spending over £25,000, August 2014

    • 12 December 2014
    • Transparency data

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Our statistics

Our ministers

Our management

Contact BIS

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

1 Victoria Street
London

SW1H 0ET

Sheffield office

2 St Paul's Place
125 Norfolk Street
Sheffield

S1 2FJ

Yorkshire, Humber, North East office

Katherine Cowell
St. George's House
Kingsway
Team Valley
Gateshead

NE11 ONA

West Midlands office

Tony Bray
Victoria Square House
Victoria Square
Birmingham

B2 4AJ

East Midlands and South East Midlands, including Milton Keynes, Bedford, Central Bedfordshire, Luton office

Rowena Limb
APEX Court
City Link
Nottingham

NG2 4LA

East office

Louise Morgan
Eastbrook
Shaftesbury Road

Cambridge
CB2 8DF

South Central and West, office covering rest of South East and South West

Mike Wiltshire
1st Floor
Bridge House
1 Walnut Tree Close
Guildford

GU1 4GA

North West office

Kirsty Pearce
3rd Floor
Piccadilly Gate
Store Street
Manchester

North West
M1 2WD

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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
1 Victoria Street

London
SW1H 0ET

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