Business support

Bradford is a great northern city, home to enterprising and creative people with strong productive businesses. Being at the heart of the Northern Powerhouse and the UK, Bradford offers competitive living and business set-up costs. It has one of the youngest populations in the UK making it a perfect place for businesses to make the most of upcoming talent and a growing economy.

The Council is committed to encouraging innovation and supporting businesses. Whether you are setting up a business, an established local company or are thinking of relocating to the Bradford District, there are several key agencies willing to give you advice and support. 

Invest in Bradford

The Invest in Bradford team has experienced business advisors to support any business looking to start-up, relocate or expand in the District. They can support with property advice and help businesses to access finance and grants.

Innovate UK EDGE


Innovate UK EDGE is a key part of the UK innovation agency’s investment in the innovative businesses that drive economic growth.  It brings a range of services to help ambitious, innovative SMEs scale and grow.

Bradford Chamber of Commerce

Whether your business is interested in payroll, commercial insurance, debt collection, networking events, export documentation, translation, recruitment, childcare, design or advertising, Bradford Chamber of Commerce can help.

BIPC Local

The Business & Intellectual Property Centre has partnered with local libraries in West Yorkshire to bring free business support and inspiration to even more people across the region.

Further information

More information on grants and support schemes can be found on the GOV.UK website.

Information about help and assistance for small and new businesses can be found on the Department for Business Innovation and Skills website.