Business support

The Council has signed up to the Small Business Friendly Concordat. The Concordat is a commitment from Local Government to encourage competition and foster innovation, particularly from those businesses/suppliers who may find it difficult to break into this market. These include small and medium-sized enterprises, which themselves could include local businesses, ethnic and minority owned businesses, women-owned businesses, social enterprises and voluntary and community organisations. These are all sectors of the business community that can find themselves under-represented in local Government procurement.

Whether you are setting up a business, are 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
If you are looking to relocate your company, invest in your current Bradford premises or have any business queries, then contact Invest in Bradford.

Bradford Kickstart
Bradford Kickstart offer a wide range of support, via experienced and enthusiastic business counsellors, to people who are thinking of working for themselves, and to young businesses in Bradford District that are hoping to grow and develop.

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, the Chamber can help.

Federation of Small Businesses
The Federation of Small Businesses is the largest campaigning pressure group promoting and protecting the interests of the self-employed and owners of small firms.

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