Wellingborough is a prime business location. The Borough's proximity to London, excellent communication links to the rest of the UK and Europe and competitively priced property are just some of the advantages of locating or relocating here. The Borough already has approximately 2,500 businesses within its boundaries - visit our inward investment pages to find out why.
Nationally, GOV.UK provides advice for businesses and self-employed. If you have any business queries, need to source information or funding or undertake market research, the aforementioned website can help you.
Looking internationally, UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) is a government organisation that works with UK based businesses to ensure their success in international markets. UKTI has recently launched Open to Export - a community-based business service aimed at helping small and medium sized enterprises with their exporting and international trade needs. The Open to Export website contains extensive exporting resources from government and specialist organisations as well as a popular Q&A section where business owners can ask questions to the wider community and get the answers they need.
Business Rates Information
The Borough Council of Wellingborough is responsible for collecting Business Rates (also known as Non-Domestic Rates). The Business Rates Section is responsible for their administration. See GOV.UK - Business rates for more information about Business Rates or visit our methods of payment pages to find out about ways to pay.
Tendering and Procurement
We have published some advice regarding public sector tendering. Our business opportunities pages detail how to go about finding such opportunities locally, nationally and at European level.
Need to find business premises? The Council owns a substantial property portfolio and employs Underwoods LLP to manage the marketing and sale of its commercial land and property portfolio. All available Council-owned commercial property can be viewed at www.underwoods.co.uk/council.
It is a fact that your business is more likely to survive major disruption from an external problem (fire, flood, loss of IT, power failure, flu epidemic, fuel shortage etc) if you have a Business Continuity Plan: statistics show that 1 in 5 organisations suffer a major disruption, such as one of these, every year.
Implementing a business continuity plan can help to:
Safeguard your reputation and competitive edge Preserve customer / client loyalty and trust Protect financial income and key business activities Enhance business recovery following serious disruption events Support insurance claims