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Start your business in Kirklees

We know that starting a business is hard. Providing free, expert advice for pre-start, new and young businesses up to three years old, Business Kirklees will help to build the knowledge, ideas and confidence you need to start your journey.

We’ll find the right support for you, including advice, training, mentoring, research and business planning, employment, premises, marketing, and help to access funding.

Benefit from

  • A personal account manager, with up to 12 hours’ 1 to 1 expert support and mentoring
  • Access to tailored support including fact sheets, workshops and webinars
  • Access to a range of publicly funded start up programmes including the West Yorkshire Start-Up programme, and Ad:Venture.
  • Support to find premises, and navigate other council services such as Food Hygiene and Planning
  • Personal introductions to organisations like the Prince’s Trust, Third Sector Leader’s, and the British Library Business & IP Centre.

Rates, regulations, and doing business with Kirklees

Visit the council’s website for information on Planning, Health and safety, Business rates, Licences, Emergency planning, tenders for local authority contracts and to book a trade waste collection or DBS check.

Kirklees Markets

Markets can provide a great environment to test and refine your business idea. Look for business opportunities at indoor and open markets in Kirklees, with fixed and flexible stall options.

Thrive health and wellbeing incubator

New for 2024, health, wellbeing and life science innovators can benefit from targeted support through the Thrive programme. Fully funded support to help you turn your idea into a sustainable business.

For further information, visit our Thrive page.

Meet the team

Our experienced and friendly Startup Team are waiting to hear from you.


The Burnt Hill Herb Co. bring a new product to market

The Burnt Hill Herb Co. bring a new product to…

Mentoring provided by Business Kirklees Start-up West Yorkshire helped The Burnt Hill Herb Co. bring a new product to market.

Sharing business expertise for social impact

Sharing business expertise for social impact

Make a difference to your local community.  Could your business share your skills, expertise and time with a community organisation?

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