Business Support and Advice

How can we help?

We believe that Burnley is the place of choice for starting up, growing and sustaining successful businesses. The Business Support Team at Burnley Council are here to help local companies achieve success by offering high quality business support and advice. Our experienced team are on hand to discuss the needs of your business and help to find the right solutions for you. 

Starting a business

Help and support for starting your business including our business workshops and business planning.

Growing your business

If you’re ready to grow your business you can find help and support from various organisations including Burnley Council.

Financial support for your business

Information on sources of financial support for your business can be found here.

UK Shared Prosperity Fund Business Support

Shared Prosperity Fund business support projects are in collaboration with other local authorities and delivery partners across Lancashire, led by Lancashire County Council. Click here to find out all about ways in which we can support your business.

Business networking groups

Find out how to get connected with local business networks and business support groups in the Burnley area.

Business Premises in Burnley

Help with finding the right space for your business including office space, co-working space, relocation and expansion in Burnley.

Training and Recruitment

Find out about the organisations that can help you with upskilling and recruiting your employees, from tailor-made training courses to apprenticeships, our local training providers have got it covered.

Contact us

To get in touch with the Business Support Team call us on 01282 477213 or email your enquiry to and one of us will be in touch.

Why Burnley?

Find out why Burnley is the place to live, work and invest at


Burnley Lifestyle magazine is a bi-annual magazine that covers the people, places, lifestyle and heritage of our borough. Distributed across the country the magazine promotes Burnley as a fantastic place in which to live, visit or work.

InBusinessBurnley is also bi-annual and provides the latest news, information and inside knowledge about working and investing in the borough of Burnley. It is distributed to Burnley and surrounding areas, as well as posted directly to over 600 contacts. 

Both magazines can also be viewed online and are promoted through robust social media campaigns. If you are interested in advertising in either publication please contact

Help for businesses is a quarterly newsletter highlighting the latest support for Burnley businesses including funding, training and more. Sign up here to stay in the loop.

Film in Burnley

Burnley is also a fantastic location for filming. The Brand Team have put together this Film in Burnley pack which will take you on a journey to discover key filming locations, including: – Our vibrant sectors – Our stunning local authority-owned historic assets – Our convenient transport network – Our beautiful countryside – Accommodation for your crews – The cost to film in Burnley and the support you will receive. Get in touch with our dedicated full-time Burnley Place Brand Team for any enquiries.

Anything else?

Is there something your business requires that isn’t listed here? If so, please get in touch and we’ll do all we can to find the information you require.

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