Start your business
We work closely with partner organisations to support people looking to set up a new business in West Lancashire.
Please also see below a number of partner services offering free support and guidance;
Boost; Lancashire’s Business Growth Hub
Boost is Lancashire’s Business Growth Hub led by the Lancashire LEP (Local Enterprise Partnership) and Lancashire County Council and their purpose is to help Lancashire’s businesses grow.
Through Boost, Lancashire businesses from start-ups to large companies can get access to a number of funded programmes in areas such as mentoring, scaling up, innovation, international trade, leadership development, and accessing finance.
Boost can also help businesses navigate the plethora of national business support programmes to find the support they need.
To find out more information on the support available please contact the Council's Business Growth team on 01695 712692 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Rosebud Finance helps small and medium sized businesses in high growth sectors access fast, flexible loan and equity finance (or a combination of both) for growth. Finance is available from £10,000 up to £300,000 and is designed to meet the needs of your business with competitive rates and terms, along with a package of tailored business support and advice.
Rosebud is looking to support growing businesses in the following high growth business sectors (external link):
- Advanced manufacturing (external link)
- Aerospace (external link)
- Finance and professional (external link)
- Creative and digital (external link)
- Energy and environment (external link)
- Health (external link)
To be eligible, your business must:
- Be in one of the following high growth sectors: Advanced manufacturing, Aerospace, Creative and Digital, Energy and Environmental, Finance and Professional or Health
- Operate business-to-business
- Be based in the Lancashire County Council administrative area or relocating here
To see how Rosebud could help your company please contact the Council's Business Growth team on 01695 712692 or email email@example.com
The government website provides you with a step-by-step process of what you need to do to set up a business.
For further details visit the Government’s set up a business webpage (external link)