Business support, advice and funding

Advice and support for businesses in Trafford

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Advice and information for businesses

We've put together some important information, advice and support for businesses during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Read our COVID-19 advice for businesses.

Helping businesses in Trafford to grow and prosper, we work closely with business support agencies across the borough and beyond to give you easy access to any business support or information you may require.

Our Strategic Growth Team is available to assist you with any questions or issues you may have regarding the future growth of your business. Email us at business@trafford.gov.uk

Starting a business

If you are planning to set up your own business, we have a wealth of information and support to help you get started.

Financial advice and help

Whether a new or established business, you are likely to need funding and investment to develop your business. We can support local businesses to identify and bid for grants and loans.

Business support

Many businesses are unaware of the extensive range of support services, initiatives and funding opportunities available to them.

Trafford Council works with and supports a wide selection of partner organisations, who offer this range of business support services.

Additional Restrictions (Discretionary) Grant scheme

Businesses based in Trafford, that do not pay business rates and are not eligible for any of the Local Restrictions Support Grants (open or closed), are invited to apply for an Additional Restrictions (Discretionary) Grant.

Supplier opportunities

Trafford Council issues over 400 procurement tenders each year, presenting an excellent opportunity for local businesses. We can support local businesses to identify and bid for contract opportunities with the Council and other organisation.

Employment and skills

Trafford Council works closely with partner organisations to provide you with any support you need in relation to staff recruitment and training.

Taxes

The HM Revenue and Customs website has information especially for people starting up their own business. There is also a helpline run by HMRC offering advice on tax and National Insurance issues to newly self-employed people: 08459 15 45 15. Lines are open from 8am - 8pm Monday to Friday and 8am - 4pm Saturday and Sunday.