Page last updated 02 December 2016

Business Start-up Support 

We want to encourage and support businesses in Northamptonshire to grow and succeed. We can offer advice, guidance and funding to help turn your ambitions into reality.




Starting a new business can be both exciting and daunting. Northamptonshire County Council can help with your queries and problems.

Advice and support

The Northamptonshire Growth Hub

The Northamptonshire Growth Hub is an exciting new initiative, launched by a partnership of The University of Northampton, Northamptonshire County Council and Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership.

As one of the first in the country, the Northamptonshire Growth Hub provides a seamless referral to a comprehensive range of business support provided by trained and experienced business professionals working for local and national providers - all in one place.

For further information advice and support please visit the Northamptonshire Growth Hub website or call on 01604 212696.

Business startup events and face-to-face advice

Our library service offers award-winning business advice and support through the award-winning Enterprise Hubs and Business & IP Centre Northamptonshire. Over 70 new businesses have started trading in the last year alone with the support of this service.

Our Library Service also offers a wide range of face-to-face advice, guidance and support, including regular business startup events and access to a wide range of business resources at the Northamptonshire Business & IP Centre.

Trading Standards are also able to offer new and growing businesses support.

Office space

Northamptonshire has developed a number of high quality and award winning Innovation and Enterprise Centres to provide much needed office space, workshops and incubation units for new and established businesses.

Funding opportunities for businesses

Northamptonshire County Council offer a range of funding opportunities. Please see the Funding for Businesses page for more information.

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