The Councils Economic Development Team have a wealth of private sector and business ownership experience, a plethora of contacts with all manner of industry-specific support Partners, and access to information concerning funding, skills and training, start-up and growth advice, and property search assistance and much more.

Start-ups, existing businesses, charities, and community groups who would like to chat to someone regarding their business and employment challenges are invited to email and the Economic Development team will organise a call with you or signpost you directly to an industry sector specialist.

Information which may be of immediate interest:

Energy Bills Discount Scheme

The government has announced a new energy scheme for businesses, charities, and the public sector, ahead of the current scheme ending in March 2023. The scheme will mean that all eligible UK businesses and other non-domestic energy users will receive a discount on high energy bills until 31 March 2024.

The scheme will provide a discount on high energy costs to give businesses certainty while limiting taxpayers’ exposure to volatile energy markets

Businesses in sectors with particularly high levels of energy use and trade intensity will receive a higher level of support.

This will help businesses locked into contracts signed before recent substantial falls in the wholesale price manage their costs and provide others with reassurance against the risk of prices rising again.

For further information please visit our Invest in Fylde site