Support for businesses
We have provided information to help support all businesses and organisation within the district through the Cost of Living crisis. The information on this page may be useful to your business/organisation but also to help your employees that are residents in Ashfield.
How we can support your business
Our Business support team collate key information on useful topics for local businesses, including information for start-ups, commercial property, and how to expand your business:
- link: Business support
- link: Support for Start-ups
- link: Support for established businesses
- link: Business news and information
- link: Help with Redundancies
Our Career Boost section gives information to jobseekers on how to look for and find work in Ashfield:
We may be able to help you with your Business Rates if you are a business in Ashfield, new or established small or medium sized enterprise.
- link: Business Rates
If you are a business involved in food and drinks, or you are an approved premises supplying food to other businesses you will need to follow hygiene and safety rules. You may also need a licence.
- link: Food businesses
Help for Business in setting up a licensed premises
Receive some free advice for new business re: food, Health and Safety, massage, special treatments, animal welfare available via email:
Loans and grants support
There is a vast amount of help and support for existing businesses including loans and grants that you might find useful.
Housing Benefit - Information for landlords
If you are a landlord and have a tenant who receives Housing Benefit, you can find more information on how Housing Benefit affects you directly:
Other local business support
Trading Standards business advice
Until March 2023, Nottinghamshire Trading Standards are offering free advice and support to businesses in Nottinghamshire:
Government business support
Your business can receive advice and financial help from government-backed schemes.
- website: Business support helpline - GOV.UK
British Chamber of Commerce
The British Chamber of Commerce offers advice and support for businesses.
- website: British Chamber of Commerce
Supporting small businesses with rising energy costs
The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) are offering free advice about the rising energy costs that businesses/organisations are facing. Please visit the link below:
- website: Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)
Help your Employees
Your employees may need assistance through the Cost of Living crisis and we have a link for residents that they may find useful. This covers food waste and banks that operate within the Ashfield area, Citizen Advice and even financial help. The followings link will take your employees to this information.
Due to the raising costs including fuel your organisation may want employees to travel a different way which can be of benefit to both your business and also may help employees.
Cycle to work scheme
This is a scheme that you may wish to encourage your employees to take part in but would need your organisation to sign up to the scheme.
- website: Bike 2 work scheme
Active travel around Nottinghamshire
Travel choice is launching a scheme to get people active and offer free active travel advice, including bike loans, free cycling training and bike maintenance sessions:
- website: Travel Choice
You may already have information within your organisation that helps support your employees wellbeing, but further information can be found about Mental Health First Aid Training Courses specifically for businesses.
Providing a Creche Facility within your business
Your business may operate a Creche Facility or be considering offering this type of facility for its employees. Find out more on how your organisation can provide childcare provision for your employees.
- website: Setting up a workplace nursery