Business support, advice and funding
Advice and support for businesses in Trafford
Helping businesses in Trafford to grow and prosper, we work closely with business support agencies across the borough and beyond to give you easy access to any business support or information you may require.
Our Strategic Growth Team is available to assist you with any questions or issues you may have regarding the future growth of your business. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Many businesses are unaware of the extensive range of support services, initiatives and funding opportunities available to them.
Trafford Council works with and supports a wide selection of partner organisations, who offer this range of business support services.
Additional Restrictions (Discretionary) Grant scheme
Businesses based in Trafford, that do not pay business rates and are not eligible for any of the Local Restrictions Support Grants (open or closed), are invited to apply for an Additional Restrictions (Discretionary) Grant.
Trafford Council issues over 400 procurement tenders each year, presenting an excellent opportunity for local businesses. We can support local businesses to identify and bid for contract opportunities with the Council and other organisation.
Employment and skills
Trafford Council works closely with partner organisations to provide you with any support you need in relation to staff recruitment and training.
The HM Revenue and Customs website has information especially for people starting up their own business. There is also a helpline run by HMRC offering advice on tax and National Insurance issues to newly self-employed people: 08459 15 45 15. Lines are open from 8am - 8pm Monday to Friday and 8am - 4pm Saturday and Sunday.