Support from the Council (SBC)

For businesses looking to grow and expand, Stevenage Borough Council provides you with a single point of contact to access a number of business support services from the council and its business support partners including:

  • Access to high quality advice, specialised support and guidance and the latest training and events on offer to achieve success
  • Access to Funding, including the councils own business grant scheme which encourages continued entrepreneurialism and business innovation and has supported a diverse range of businesses to grow and diversify offerings, supporting the economic vibrancy of the town
  • Support with promotion of achievements and successes through a wide range of platforms
  • Support with developing your supply chains, through local and regional events, by supporting national and global initiatives, encouraging businesses to access a wider network of businesses and also attracting coverage for the town and its businesses on a national and global platform
  • Access to enterprise and innovation services and a network of innovation centres, including incubation support and specialised advice and support through the councils own Business Technology Centre
  • Access to business consultants and advisors; providing support for business planning, sales and marketing, exporting, mentoring and other helpful sources

Premises Support

Support with finding suitable premises, with access to superb commercial accommodation in well-established business parks, as well as through the council’s own awarding winning Business Technology Centre (btc).

Business Technology Centre (btc)

Modern office and workshop space to support both start-up and established businesses

Chells Industrial Units

Affordable industrial workshop space ranging from in size from 67m2 to 126m2. 

Council Owned Commercial Lettings

Properties currently available in Stevenage town centre and neighbourhood shopping Centres

Environmental Health and Licensing

Support with meeting your business requirements under current legislation for Health and Safety, Food Safety, Environmental Protection and Licensing, as well as support to improve Food Hygiene Ratings.

Development Management

Pre-application Planning advice and Planning to support building work, display of advertising, change use of land and building through planning applications.

Commercial Waste and Recycling

A range of commercial waste collections and disposal services including refuse, recycling, clinical waste, bulk waste containers for those companies with large amounts of waste, removal of one off loads or items and skip provision.

Stevenage Indoor Market

Space to rent a stall to kick start a new business in the Indoor Market.

Garage Management Services

Over 6,600 commercial garages available from 680 garage sites in Stevenage.

Selling to the Council

Opportunities to access potential business through tenders and quotations; including support to simplify the process.

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