Whether you’re starting out on your business journey or just thinking about turning your idea into a viable business plan, Boston Borough Council is here to help. Together with our partners we will support you through the whole process by:
Access to appropriate business support
Signposting to sector-specific advice and guidance
Helping you source appropriate funding
Help with planning approvals and submissions
Working with you to identify suitable premises
You will be part of a supportive environment
BUSINESS SUPPORT LINKS
Looking for help to grow your business? Then the Grant for Enterprise could be for you!
Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce
Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce, accredited to the British Chamber of Commerce, has been supporting and assisting the growth of Lincolnshire businesses for over 100 years. We provide a first-class business support service to companies of all shapes and sizes, through a range of membership benefits, training events, networking opportunities.
We are the UK’s tax, payments and customs authority, and we have a vital purpose: we collect the money that pays for the UK’s public services and help families and individuals with targeted financial support
Small Business Commissioner
The office of the Small Business Commissioner (SBC) was launched in December 2017 to ensure fair payment practices for Britain's 5.7 million small businesses, and support them in resolving their payment disputes with larger businesses and bring about culture change.
FSB - The Federation of Small Businesses
As experts in business, we offer our members a wide range of vital business services including advice, financial expertise, support and a powerful voice in government. Our aim is to help smaller businesses achieve their ambitions.
Greater Lincolnshire LEP
The main purpose of the Greater Lincolnshire LEP is to be the voice of the local business community and to ensure that the economic interests of the area are properly represented. Working with Government to find solutions enables us to deliver the strategic projects and programmes that will drive local prosperity and economic growth.
AVAILABLE LAND & COMMERCIAL PREMISES LINKS
Barker Storey Matthews
Barker Storey Matthews is one of the largest independent firms of Chartered Surveyors in the Eastern Region with strategically located offices in Cambridge, Huntingdon, Peterborough and Bury St Edmunds.
Boston Business Centre
Boston Enterprise Centre is a state-of-the-art business enterprise centre located in Boston, Lincolnshire. The building offers cutting-edge facilities, business support and training to tenants and local businesses.
Bruce Mather & Sons
Established in 2006 by Bruce Mather a Chartered Surveyor, Agricultural Valuer and Auctioneer with forty years experience of valuing and selling all types of property in Boston and Lincolnshire. Our practice has been established to provide expertise and a professional quality service in Estate Agency.
Run by a Chartered Surveyor with over 20 years experience, James Fairman has a wealth of resources to draw upon. The business has clients all over the UK. James has previously managed departments for Savills, Brown & Co. Pygott and Crone and Thomas Balderston & Co.
Each month, we advertise tens of thousands of commercial properties on behalf of commercial agents, chartered surveyors, owners, landlords and property professionals throughout the UK. We list a range of commercial property types and land including Offices, Retail, Leisure, Hospitality, Industrial and Warehousing.
Search 35,158 restaurants, warehouses, serviced offices to let and more, in locations across the UK from thousands of local commercial lettings agents.
Boston Borough Council Business Rates Information
The administration and collection of business rates is carried out by the Credit Control section of Boston Borough Council. Part of the revenue raised by us is retained locally by the council and part is sent to central government and to Lincolnshire County Council.
Boston Borough Council Commercial Waste Information
Boston Borough Council offer a competitively priced commercial waste and recycling collection service, providing refuse sacks or a variety of different sized wheeled bins selected to meet your specific needs. The amount you pay for the service is based on the size of bin required and the frequency of collection you require.
Boston Borough Council Licensing Information
The council deals with a wide range of licensing issues including entertainment and alcohol; animal welfare; charity collections and taxis. We deal with licence applications, enforce conditions of existing licences and investigate people or businesses operating without a licence when one is required.
Boston Borough Council Environmental Health Information
You're in the right place to find out more about contaminated land, food safety, health and safety, pollution (light, noise, odour, smoke), pest control, stray dogs and flood information.
Boston Borough Council Planning Information
Here you can find out all about planning policies and building regulations to guide you if you need to apply for planning permission or make a building regulation application or report a problem with a building development in your local area. You can also find out more about conservation and local land charges.
For 50 years, Boston College has been providing high quality further education to thousands of students over the age of 14. The College provides over 400 courses, up to and including university level, including a wide range of vocational training courses as well as A/AS levels, GCSEs and diplomas. We also work with many businesses and run Apprenticeships for those of you who want to earn as you learn.
University of Lincoln
The University of Lincoln has been awarded gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2017, judged as delivering consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. The University also has established an international reputation for the quality of teaching and research, with academics and students working together on major projects across areas as varied as cancer treatment, water conservation and low-carbon technology.
National Centre for Food Manufacturing (NCFM)
NCFM is dedicated to helping food industry employees advance their careers. We understand the demands of studying while working in this fast moving, dynamic industry and balancing family commitments. Our part-time Apprenticeships and distance learning degrees provide flexible study options for those working in Quality and Technical roles and Operations Management.
Useful information about apprenticeships including level information, who can apply, wage and holiday pay, search for an apprenticeship and submit your application.
BUSINESS FUNDING LINKS
Startup Loans is a government funded scheme to provide advice, business loans and mentoring to startup businesses, backed by the British Business Bank.
The UK Government-backed scheme is now available, and could make the difference to help you get going with your business ideas.
Through the scheme businesses could access:
- Start Up Loans of up to £25,000 to start-ups that have been trading for up to 3 years, up from 2 years
- New 'second loans' available for businesses that have been trading for up to 5 years.
Start Up Loans provide a fixed interest rate of 6%, as well as mentoring, support and funding to aspiring business owners across the UK, providing support to those who might find it difficult to secure loans from traditional lenders.
The loan can be spent on a wide range of expenses related to business growth, like employees, equipment, stock, premises, and marketing expenses.
A new second loan will be available to businesses operating for up to 5 years, providing eligible businesses between 3 and 5 years old government-backed finance to support their expansion.
More details on the loans and how to access them can be found at www.startuploans.co.uk.
Grants4Growth offers the opportunity to apply for capital grant funding to help businesses grow. Grants4Growth is an ERDF project managed and delivered by South Holland District Council’s Inward Investment Service. Providing eligible businesses with grants to purchase capital assets which stimulate production and sales, create innovations and efficiencies.
British Business Bank
We are a government-owned business development bank dedicated to making finance markets work better for smaller businesses. Whether you’re looking for finance to start a business, grow to the next level, or stay ahead of the competition, we’re delivering greater volume and choice of finance.
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