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Business support and advice

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Important notice: for advice and support for businesses affected by the CV-19 outbreak please visit Preston City Council - business support and advice COVID-19.


There are a number of organisations that offer free business support advice services with further information available via the web, helplines and appointments.

Areas of business support and advice

  • Starting up a business
  • Growing and developing a business
  • Finance and grants
  • Finding business/work space/offices
  • HR, recruitment and employee relations
  • Self-employed or sole trader status
  • Trading standards
  • Fire safety in the workplace
  • Import and export
  • Economic information services

Where to start looking?

For a wealth of business support information, including local events and networking opportunities, visit Preston City Council - Business information and support.