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Business support

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.