Legacy endorsing bodies: Start-up visa

List of legacy authorised organisations for a Start-up visa



Use this list to find organisations that could issue endorsements for a Start-up visa before 14 April 2023.

Organisations can no longer offer endorsements after 13 April 2023. If you are offered a Start-up endorsement after 13 April 2023 it will not be valid or genuine and you should report it.

Read the guidance for endorsing bodies.

Published 29 March 2019
Last updated 13 April 2023 + show all updates
  1. Endorsing bodies can no longer issue endorsements from 14 April 2023.

  2. Updated email address for Capital Enterprise (IDEA London).

  3. Removed contact details for Entrepreneur First and updated endorsing bodies list.

  4. Minor updates made to reflect that Level 39 status has been moved to legacy status.

  5. Updated 'Capital Enterprise' description - organisation now endorses founders from a range of sectors. Updated 'The Start-up Race' description with a new website url, new London base and new restrictions on applications. Removed Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, University of Bristol and University of Chester from the endorsing bodies list as they no longer accept new start-up/innovator applications.

  6. Added University of Sussex to the Legacy Endorsing Bodies section.

  7. Added Boardroom Advisors and The Shropshire Incubator (European Innovation Ltd) to the list of endorsed bodies.

  8. Added Swansea University to list of endorsing bodies.

  9. Added Queensbury Consulting to list of endorsing bodies.

  10. New endorsing body 'Nexus' added.

  11. Updated the list of endorsing bodies.

  12. Updated the list of endorsing bodies.

  13. Added details for Global Entrepreneurs Programme (GEP) and Pall Mall Investments International.

  14. Removed reference to The Global Entrepreneur Programme (GEP).

  15. Updated endorsing body list.

  16. Updated endorsing body list.

  17. Updated list of endorsing bodies.

  18. Updated list of endorsing bodies

  19. Updated list of endorsing bodies.

  20. Updated endorsing body - Blue Orchid added.

  21. Updated list of endorsing bodies

  22. Updated list.

  23. First published.