Support

Cheshire West and Chester Council are committed to supporting local businesses to help them start, develop and grow.

Sign up for our weekly enewsletter to keep up-to-date with the latest business support information and funding opportunities.

 

Latest support news:

27 October 2021 Budget: What you need to know

Along with other key organisations operating across the Cheshire West area, we offer a range of free, independent advice and guidance on starting up a business, providing support to existing businesses and those looking to relocate to the area.

Whether you are thinking of starting a business, already running a business in the Cheshire West area or are moving to the borough, there are a number of ways we can help you.

As we know from our work with local business people there is more to running and developing a business than just having a good product or service. You need a flexible business plan, good marketing, effective financial controls and a clear vision of how you want to develop your business.

The development process can resemble a kind of ladder with each new rung introducing new processes and procedures to help take your business to the next stage of growth. Below are links to some support information to help you develop your business.

Most importantly we want to celebrate your successes.   Through this website and our enewsletter we want to celebrate your successes, help you find new opportunities locally and create strong local business networks.

Visit our About the Area and Case Studies pages to learn more about the local area and some of the businesses based here.

If you can't find the information you are looking for in the Support area or require further help with your business enquiry please complete the Business Enquiry Diagnostic Form and one of the team will make contact.

 

 Doing business with the Council

The Council advertises all contract opportunities on The Chest, the North West Procurement Portal. Visit the Tenders and Opportunities page to learn more.

 

Skillshare

Matching charities, as well as voluntary and community groups, with experts who want to do something good in their community.

Individuals, professionals and businesses, no matter how small, can do their bit and help make sure the voluntary sector survives and thrives.