Advice and Support for Businesses

For businesses who have been affected by the recent flooding in Bassetlaw, the following support is available:

Business Recovery Grant

The Government is providing a grant of up to £2,500 for small and medium-sized businesses that have suffered severe impacts from the floods that cannot be recovered from insurance. Applications are being administered by Nottinghamshire County Council.

Nottinghamshire County Council’s emergency payment of £300. This payment is for Small or micro businesses with up to 49 employees, whose premises were flooded to help them cope with immediate, short-term loss of income. To apply please phone Nottinghamshire County Council’s Contact Centre on 0300 500 8080 between 8am-6pm Monday to Friday.

Assistance to find temporary commercial premises while remedial works is carried out. The Economic Development Team hold a list of available property and are happy to help to put you in touch with property owners.

Insuring your property and contents for flood damage is difficult. The East Midlands Chamber of Commerce is offering one-year free Chamber membership for any current non-members that have been affected by flooding. There is access to the insurance cover via their membership that you might want to explore.

Further details can be accessed

If you pay business rates, there is a minimum of three months of 100% relief from business rates, or longer if you are unable to resume trading from your property. The relief provided will be subject to state aid limits, and will only be available to properties with a rateable value less than £10m. If this is applicable to you please contact the Council on 01909 533 533.

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has extended its Farming Recovery Fund to support farmers badly affected by the recent flooding. Through this scheme, farmers and land managers who have suffered uninsurable damage to their property will be able to apply for grants of between £500 and £25,000 to cover repair costs.

We are here to help

A Business Surgery Drop-In will be held at The Crossing, Newcastle Avenue, Worksop, S80 2AT on Wednesday 20th November from 10am-6pm. There will be members of the Council’s Economic Development Team, from the North Notts Business Improvement District (BID) and the D2N2 Growth Hub to support you will you needs. We will look to deliver more in other geographical areas if there is the demand but alternatively please contact Julie or Fiona from the Council’s Economic Development Team to discuss your support needs.

Julie Beresford, Economic Development Mobile 07552 353897
Fiona Humpage, Enterprise Support Manager Mobile 07940 459905

Details on support available to North Notts BID levy paying organisations can be found at  

Contact the D2N2 Growth Hub on 0333 006 9178 to speak to a business advisor. 


Last Updated on Monday, January 27, 2020