Rossendale’s Economic Development Team is committed to provide support to existing and new businesses. Help is available in all forms, such as:

  • Business Networking
  • Grant and Loan Opportunities
  • Rural Economic Development Grants
  • Town Centre Partnerships
  • Finding Premises and Developing Sites
  • Addressing of concerns that could be affecting business growth

There is also a strong, active business network in Rossendale that you can look to for support in setting up or running your business. They also provide information and guidance on grants available to businesses or start up enterprises.

Some key local links are below:

Growth Lancashire Growth Lancashire is a business support and economic development company. It's owned by several Lancashire local authorities and operates across the County.-

East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce: making your business successful -

Business Lancashire is a magazine type website-

Valley at Work:Connecting Rossendale's business community -

Business Lancashire: Helping Lancashire businesses to grow and there to help you too -

Lancashire Enterprise Partnership: A collaboaration of leaders from business, universities and local councils who direct economic growth and drive job creation -

National support is also available:

UK Government Business is Great for support, advice and inspiration for growing your business -

Start Up Britain is a campaign by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs offering inspiration, resources and guidance to help people start and grow their own business -

HMRC Business Enterprise Information and E-Learning for the self-employed -

If you would like more information then please contact the Economic Development Team

Economic Regeneration