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Welcome to Hyndburn Borough Council’s business support service.

Businesses are at the heart of our economy, and we want to use this site to share and utilise our knowledge and industry insights to help businesses to continually grow and achieve their goals.

Whether you are looking to start, expand or relocate a business within the borough of Hyndburn, we have a wide range of resources and information available to support local businesses. If you are unsure what support you require or unable to find the information you need, you can book a consultation with our Economic Development Manager, or e-mail.

Starting, growing or relocating a business in Hyndburn
  • The Lancashire Funding Hub links business with funding providers.
  • Start-up loans provide government-backed, unsecured personal loans from £500 to £25,000 to start or grow a new business. They provide 12 months of free mentoring to successful loan recipients, as well as exclusive discounts on many business products, plus there is free support and guidance is available during the application process, to help write a business plan and create a cash flow forecast.
  • The British Business Bank provides financial advice and support as well as access to a wide range of external finance options ranging from loans through to equity finance.
Skills development
Additional support
  • AMRC North West is an advanced research centre is supporting Lancashire companies to better understand and explore how they can innovate and adopt cutting edge technologies, ranging from additive manufacturing through to robotics and low-carbon technologies into their operations.
  • NERIC – North of England Robotics Innovation Centre have limited places for high growth Lancashire based manufacturers looking to implement robotics or automation into their operations or processes. The support includes between 12-20 hours of funded consultancy to explore and scope potential solutions. For further information on eligibility and how to enrol this programme e-mail
  • Contact East Lancs Chamber of Commerce for support with the transition out of the single market and also to help explore global opportunities.
  • The Business Clinic provide help to explore and create the specific franchise model that will work around your business.
  • Manchester Law School’s commercial law clinic, provides support in general commercial areas, corporate law, intellectual property and on-contentious employment law.
  • The Prince’s Trust offers advice and support to young people aged 18-30, however a range of business plan templates and other resources are available.
  • has a wide range of advice on setting up and growing your business



To view a list of events taking place within Hyndburn, please visit the Council’s event page.

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