Starting a business
Having a professional source of information, advice and training available to businesses in the District enables our pre and start-up businesses to grow. Please contact our Economic Development team in the first instance 01621 854477 who are there to support you.
When starting a business you may need to contact the following departments within the Council:
Environmental Health for food hygiene; health and safety including skin piercing activities; smoke-free and animal establishments
National non domestic rates (business rates)
Development Management - regarding any planning permission that may be required
Building Control - for any building regulation issues including The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA)
General assistance can also be given from the economic development team.