Business support, advice and funding

Advice and support for businesses in Trafford

 Coronavirus (COVID-19): Advice and information for businesses

We've put together some important information, advice and support for businesses during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Read our COVID-19 advice for businesses.

We are committed to helping businesses in Trafford to grow and prosper. We work closely with business support agencies across Trafford and beyond to give you easy access to any support or information you may require.

Use the links on this page to access information about the range of business support and council services available to Trafford based businesses.

Alternatively, Trafford Council’s 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 

Starting a business

If you are planning to set up your own business, we have a wealth of information and support to help you get started.

Financial Advice & help

Whether a new or established business, you are likely to need funding and investment to develop your business. We can support local businesses to identify and bid for grants and loans.

Business support

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.


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.

Supplier opportunities

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 & Skills

Trafford Council works closely with partner organisations to provide you with any support you need in relation to staff recruitment and training.