Business advice

The Economic Development Team, as well as other council departments, provide information that's useful to new and existing businesses. It includes:

  • business development
  • opportunities in skills and employment
  • business rates advice
  • health and safety, environmental health, trading standards and other regulatory information
  • selling to the council
  • commercial premises including incubators units
  • investment profiles of local centres

Expertise and advice

In addition, we can put you in touch with organisations that offer tailored advice and expertise on all aspects of business, such as:

  • starting up a business
  • business finance and grants
  • tax
  • sales and marketing
  • IT and e-commerce
  • business planning
  • advice on selling on-line
  • business mentoring and training, seminars and business support services
  • developing your workforce
  • recruitment
  • business news and policy
  • legal and financial advice
  • information on local trading and networking

For information on all aspects of starting up and trading, see the GOV.UK Business and self-employed webpage.

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