Getting you the right business support.

Business support helpline: 0300 456 3565* (Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm)

Our business support helpline offers advice and guidance to new and existing businesses, with information on national and local schemes, grants and loans to help you start and grow. If you need more in-depth advice, a team of specialist advisors can provide a more personalised service for complex business issues. You can choose a telephone appointment time convenient for you and get up to 60 minutes of free, expert advice. An appointment can also be made with one of our local advisors who can meet and spend time with you to discuss your businesses issues.

The helpline can assist with a wide range of general business topics, including:

  • Starting a Business
  • International Import / Export
  • HMRC and Tax
  • Events
  • Start-up Finance / Grants
  • Business Planning
  • Creating a website
  • Innovation & IP
  • Regulations
  • HR & Recruitment, Skills & Training
  • Legal Structure
  • Finance Management
  • Finance / Funding for Established Businesses
  • Location and Premises
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Business Crisis Management

*Calls to the 0300 number will cost the same as calls to geographic numbers (starting 01 or 02), and may be included as part of any inclusive call minutes or discount schemes in the same way as geographic calls as defined by your provider.