Business support

The Rural Regeneration Team have compiled below details of organisations that provide support and advice to Businesses in the Rural areas of our borough.
Cheshire West and Chester Council
Support for Business, Start Up Business, Rural Regeneration and FINDIT:

Blue Orchid
Blue Orchid is one of the largest providers of FREE Business Start Up and Growth Support in the UK. Whether you’re looking to start your first business or want to boost an existing venture we’re here to help you plan, launch and grow.

Chamber of Commerce
Do you have a new business idea that you need help with? We can provide continued advice and support for local businesses.

London office
65 Petty France

  • Telephone: +44 (0)20 7654 5800
  • Fax: +44 (0)20 7000 1373
BIS (British Innovation and Skills)
The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) is the department for economic growth. The department invests in skills and education to promote trade, boost innovation and help people to start and grow a business. BIS also protects consumers and reduces the impact of regulation.

BIS is a ministerial department, supported by 50 agencies and public bodies.

1 Victoria Street

LEP - Cheshire & Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership
The Business Support Helpline offers advice and guidance to new and existing businesses to help them start and grow.

Cheshire & Warrington Business Support Helpline Telephone: 0300 456 3565. Monday to Friday, 9am – 6pm.

We are responsible for policy and regulations on:

  • the natural environment, biodiversity, plants and animals
  • sustainable development and the green economy
  • food, farming and fisheries
  • animal health and welfare
  • environmental protection and pollution control
  • rural communities and issues

Although Defra only works directly in England, it works closely with the devolved administrations in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, and generally leads on negotiations in the EU and internationally.

We are responsible for policy and regulations on:

LANTRA is the Sector Skills Council for the environmental and land-based sector. This website provides information on what is happening in the Agricultural industry, regional information, courses available, research projects and vacancies.

National Farmers' Union
National Farmers’ Union is the largest farming organisation in the UK, representing about three quarters of the full time commercial farmers of England and Wales. The Union is committed to bringing quality produce to market, caring for the countryside and the welfare of animals.