Business support and advice

The information on these pages gives support and advice to new and existing businesses. There are also links to organisations that can help with a range of business issues.

Business advice

Calderdale's team of advisers can help you set up a new business or expand an existing one, help businesses save money and advise on grants and finance.

Business continuity

Advice on business continuity for businesses and voluntary organisations, explaining how business continuity planning will help your organisation recover from an emergency. Perform a quick survey of your business to assist you with your planning process.

Disclosure and barring checks (DBS)

As a registered umbrella body Calderdale Council can process DBS (CRB) checks on behalf of all organisations in the private, voluntary and public sector.

Economic information

Details of recent developments, information on grants and business opportunities, and data on both private and public sector employers.

Employing 16-18 year olds

From summer 2013, young people leaving school will have to continue some form of education or training while working.

Grants, help and support

If you need new or improved premises to enable your business to grow, but are struggling to find the cash to get you through this challenging period of expansion, we may be able to help.

Human resource (HR) services

HR One, the Council's human resource service, offers businesses a user-focused and friendly service, giving all the benefits of a full HR department at a price to suit your budget.

Pubwatch scheme and network

Pubwatch is a community based crime prevention scheme organised and run by licensees and supported by West Yorkshire Police and Calderdale Council.

Sustainable development

Many companies think of energy as a fixed overhead but saving energy is actually one of the easiest ways to reduce costs and improve your reputation


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Last Updated: 31/12/2015