Kirklees Council is launching a new Start-Up Business programme offering free support for new businesses

Starting on 4 March, the programme is open to all businesses in the Kirklees area who have been trading for under three years. It will offer a variety of free support to help small businesses take the next step.

The Start-Up Programme includes a 121 meeting with a specialist advisor, online workshops, support navigating council services, fact sheets, property search support, and 8-hours of mentoring for eligible businesses.

Councillor Peter McBride, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, said:

“Small businesses are vital to the local economy and we want to support as many as we can to help them recover and thrive, especially during these difficult times.

This Start-Up Business project is an excellent opportunity for new businesses in Kirklees and sits perfectly alongside the business support that we offer for more established businesses. We want small businesses to know that the council will help you.”

Are you interested in the Start-Up Programme? 

Anyone interested in the Start-Up Programme should contact or visit support for new businesses for more information. Please be aware only applications made before 31 March are eligible for the bonus FSB membership.

More information 

Visit our website to find out about all of the business support on offer within Kirklees or sign up for our Business news emails for information direct to your inbox.