West Berkshire Council

Business Support

West Berkshire Council Economic Development can offer help and advice to support your business.


We can offer assistance in specific areas such as business planning, marketing strategy, inward investment and relocation, as well as more general guidance in helping your business to thrive.

We can also direct you to key partners that may be able to help with financial and legal aspects of your business, with training and skills, with apprenticeships, and with personal development and mentoring.

The service we offer is free of charge, confidential and impartial.


Preparing for Brexit - "Check, Change, Go"

The UK is leaving the EU single market and customs union from 01 January 2021. From this date onwards, businesses that deal with Europe will have to follow new rules. This includes ensuring that your business is ready to export or import from/to the EU, for example by getting an EU EORI number or registering with the relevant Customs Authority.

The Government has released extensive guidance - including a straightforward checker tool - to help you understand how businesses (and individuals) will be impacted and what steps you need to take before January 1st:  www.gov.uk/transition

If you are a Berkshire based business, you can access the Berkshire Business Growth Hub for free information, advice and support. Their comprehensive Brexit advice portal contains links to webinars and events, along with industry specific guidance: Berkshire Business Growth Hub advice portal


Business News Bulletin from West Berkshire Council

This monthly bulletin provides economic, business and employment updates from across West Berkshire.

Have a look at the first edition and register to receive the Business News Bulletin direct to your inbox.

You can also register directly.


Further links:

Sector Specific Business Information
Market intelligence affecting your business sector
Business Advice
Guidance, tools and resources for businesses
Grants and Funding for Business
Develop your ideas and help grow your business with grants and funding
Make it Cheaper - Business Energy Bills
A new initiative to make business energy bills cheaper

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