Support and advice for businesses

New Businesses

Setting up a new business can sometimes be daunting as there are many issues that need to be considered. You may have a good business idea but you may not know where to begin when it comes to taking the plunge and turning your good idea into a successful business!

If you are thinking of setting up a new business in the Bassetlaw area, then help is available. Our Business Advisor can help you take the first step by providing advice on a range of issues, including:

  • Business plans
  • Cash flow forecasts
  • Keeping Accounts
  • Finding Commercial Premises
  • Financial Assistance
  • Links to other business support organisations

Bassetlaw District Council is part of the Sheffield City Region Launchpad programme.  Launchpad is the Sheffield City Region Growth Hub’s key business support programme for new business. Financially supported by the European Regional Development Fund and delivered by local authorities within the Sheffield City Region and the Prince’s Trust, the programme provides free help and support to budding entrepreneurs in the City Region who are thinking of starting their own business, or have started trading within the last two years. 

In addition, we also have an Enterprise Grant Scheme, which provides grants up to £2000 for businesses seeking to locate, re-locate or expand within the Bassetlaw district up to three years of trading.  To apply, please email Fiona Humpage, Enterprise Support Manager

Existing Businesses

If you have an existing business within the Bassetlaw area, we can offer a range of support and advice to help your business develop. You may be thinking of expanding and as a result you may be looking for advice on finance for your project.  Our Business Adviser is on hand to offer a free consultation on the advice and support that is on offer.

Relocating a Business

Bassetlaw is located in North Nottinghamshire, close to the vibrant cities of Sheffield (to the North) and Nottingham (to the south).

Both the M1 and A1 pass through our area and the East Coast Mainline guarantees regular trains to London or north to Yorkshire and beyond. Bassetlaw’s 116,839 mid - year population estimate 2018, is spread across 63,687 hectares of vast open countryside, forests and parklands.

Bassetlaw enjoys a reputation, as a pleasant place to live, work and play with a lower cost of living is lower than in nearby cities.

The District has two main population centres, the market towns of Worksop and Retford, which offer a wealth of shopping, leisure and entertainment facilities.

Last Updated on Tuesday, June 20, 2023