Business advice

Calderdale Council provides a variety of services to all types of business, from start-ups to large established enterprises.

The Business Development Team can also help with issues such as funding, advice, research and premises. From trading standards and business premises, to how to do business with the council, find out more about business in Calderdale .

Support and advice is available, to Calderdale companies:

You can also find information relating to business, such as business rates, business properties, and other information on services on Calderdale Data Works|External link

Business continuity

Major emergencies can happen quickly and without warning. They have the potential to threaten and disrupt your business, sometimes with serious consequences. Business Continuity Management is designed to help you to protect your organisation's essential activities and resources from such disruptions. Contact:

Business Growth Calderdale

Business Growth Calderdale supports local businesses who are aspiring to grow, become more competitive and develop new products and services by tailoring support packages around each business to help them achieve their ambition and plans for growth. Business Growth Calderdale is a partnership project between Calderdale Council, Bradford University and Leeds Metropolitan University.

Business Growth Calderdale is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and as such support is delivered with no cost to your business.

If your company could benefit from support with:

Business rates

For information on whether you may be entitled to help with your business rates telephone (01422) 393699 or visit Business rates.

Employing young people: Grow your future

If every small business in Calderdale was able to employ a young person we could eradicate youth unemployment in the Borough. If you are thinking of recruiting we can help you to find the right candidate and provide support to both the employer and the apprentice.

Work experience

We are looking for companies that can provide a paid work placement for a young person aged 16 – 24. We can provide the company with:

Recruiting an apprentice?

We support young people with pre-apprenticeship activity to develop their skills and knowledge to maximise their employment potential and become an apprentice. We can help you with:

For more information please contact the Grow Your Future Team:

Finding new business premises

Are you looking to relocate or find new premises within Calderdale? We can assist you in your search for commercial, industrial or retail premises for your business. Contact Jon Crowther or Duncan Cooper:

Grants and finance

For further information on grant and finance opportunities, speak to one of our business advisers or refer to Useful organisations.

Improving energy efficiency

Are you looking to reduce the amount of waste you produce and energy your business uses?  Does your business want to increase its green profile?  Would you like to know more about cutting energy costs in your business?

For information on how to save money and increase your profits through resource efficiency, visit Green Business Network|External link

Setting up a new business

Are you considering starting a business or developing your existing business within the Calderdale area? 

Calderdale Council's Business Support Team offer a totally free and confidential service with advice on:

For more information, contact Eric Binns:

Last Updated: 10/08/2016