Important COVID-19 notice: for help and support for businesses affected by coronavirus see business support COVID-19.
Preston is a business friendly city. We are committed to helping our existing businesses and welcoming new businesses and investors, large and small - offering competitive employment costs, affordable and convenient range of accommodation, and a skilled workforce.
For more information on what the city of Preston has to offer please view the Visit Preston website.
There are a number of webinars and online events taking place to help you identify any impacts leaving the EU may have on your business.
For upcoming EU Exit events view the Visit Preston Business Events Calendar.
The Recovery Advice for Business scheme, supported by the government and hosted on the Enterprise Nation website is now live. It will give small firms access to free, one-to-one advice with an expert adviser to help you through the coronavirus pandemic and prepare for long-term recovery.
If you are thinking of setting up a business in Preston, looking to expand, or need support with recruitment or training, we can help with the following:
We have put together key information to help your business on our Business Advice Pages or please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help and support is available when your business is facing difficulties.
GOV.UK has information and guidance on how to deal with financial difficulty, such as how to avoid insolvency and what your options and obligations are if you do find yourself in financial difficulty or how to apply to become bankrupt.
Business Debtline help any business which has cash flow or debt problems, providing free practical advice that is designed to help businesses successfully manage their way through financial difficulties.
The TUC website has details on the benefit to employees of union membership and a list of 52 unions that it recognises.
GOV.UK has guidance to employers on the role of trade unions, the benefits of union recognition and how to work effectively with union officials.
ACAS offers free, impartial advice on workplace rights, rules and best practice. They also offer training and help to resolve disputes.