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You might be interested in the following business information

Blackburn Business Centres

Blackburn Business Centres, offers a whole world of opportunities for you and your business with a host of on site facilities. The Business Development Centre, Eanam Wharf, Blackburn, BB1 5BL Telepone 01254 503 200, or Blackburn Enterprise Centre, Furthergate, Blackburn BB1 3HQ Telephone 01254 505000, or Blackburn Technology Management Centre, Challenge Way, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB1 5QB Telephone 01254 261 262

Blackburn is Open…

Blackburn is Open is part of the Council’s commitment to revitalise the town centre by utilising under-used spaces and empty shops for creative purposes. No.65 King William Street, Blackburn, BB1 7DT Tel: 07713 255 747 Email:

Community & Business Partners

Community & Business Partners CIC (CBP) is a non-profit making organisation which supports businesses, community groups and voluntary bodies with a range of services, both advisory and practical. Community & Business Partners CIC, Room 7, Energy Zone, Newfield Drive, Blackburn, BB2 3UA. Telephone 01254 291281


Newground assists businesses to improve their environmental performance and save money. 193 Bolton Road, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB2 3GE. Telephone 01254 265163

Regenerate Pennine Lancashire

Regenerate Pennine Lancashire is an economic development company designed to help increase prosperity and life choices for people living and working in Pennine Lancashire. The Globe Centre, St James Square, Accrington, Lancashire BB5 0RE Tel: 0800 612 2029

Information last updated 02 November 2016

National information

Companies House

If you’re starting up you’ll find information about your need to register your business, how to check if a name is available, when to file accounts, and lots more. All limited companies in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland are registered at Companies House. 

Federation of Small Business

The main organisation for small business in the UK, the FSB promotes and protects the interests of the self-employed and small business owners within the UK. Formed in 1974, it now has 200,000 members across 33 regions and 194 branches. 

Prince’s Trust

The Prince’s Trust operates an Enterprise Programme providing money and support to help young people start up in business. The site also features an “A-Z of Young Businesses”, and a Business Finder. Useful resources and links. 

Setting up a business

Information about starting up and running a business in the UK, including help if you’re self-employed or a sole trader. An essential starting point. 

Shell LiveWire

Established in 1982, the Shell LiveWIRE programme offers free online business advice and start-up awards of £1,000 and £10,000 funding to young entrepreneurs (aged 16-30) in the UK. The site contains lots of useful tools and links, including how to write a business plan. Registration allows access to more resources. 

UK Intellectual Property Office 

Many entrepreneurs, inventors and businesses forget about their intellectual property. The Intellectual Property Office helps you get the right type of protection for your creation or invention, no matter how big or small, from trade marks to patents, designs to copyright.