Business Advice & Support


Bassetlaw District Council can provide access to a range of support services for businesses.

Whether you are planning to start a new business or if you are an existing business seeking help and advice, our team of staff can offer a range of expertise to help your business develop.

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

In addition, we also have an Enterprise Grant Scheme, which provides grants for capital expenditure of up to £1,500, or £2,500 for businesses seeking to locate, re-locate or expand within Worksop or Retford Town Centres. You can Apply For an Enterprise Board Grant, please read the Guidance Notes carefully.

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 require larger premises or you may be looking for advice on finance for your project.

We can provide up to date information on the availability of commercial premises. For further details, please see our Property To Let or For Sale page.

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 population of 107,701 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.

Discover more about Bassetlaw as a place to do Business:

Case Studies on some of Bassetlaw's businesses and how they have benefited from choosing Bassetlaw:

Action Coach GrowthClub

Introducing GrowthClub, a powerful, highly focused business workshop - held at the Retford Enterprise Centre, Retford, DN22 7GR - Last Wednesday in each quarter.