Business Support Hub

Business Support Hub

Broxtowe Borough Council is dedicated to supporting the local economy, through assisting new start-ups, existing businesses and inward investors. This page summarises the different areas of support available to Broxtowe businesses through the council and other local organisations.

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Business Advice

Working with partners to offer support and advice for all areas of your business. 

Find out more on our Business Advice page.

COVID-19

Living with COVID-19 Plan

The government has published a plan for removing the remaining legal restrictions while protecting people most vulnerable to COVID-19 and maintaining resilience. The impact to businesses is as such, that all legal restrictions associated with operating a business and customers accessing  goods and services during the pandemic, are removed.

View the plan here - Response: Living with COVID-19 (Opens in a new window).

COVID-19 remains a risk

It is still possible to catch and spread COVID-19, even if you are fully vaccinated. If you have any of the main symptoms of COVID-19 or a positive test result, the public health advice is to stay at home and avoid contact with other people. COVID-19 will be a feature of our lives for the foreseeable future, so we need to learn to live with it and manage the risk to ourselves and others.

Full guidance on how to continue to stay safe and and help prevent the spread of Coronavirus can be found here - Coronavirus: Stay safe and help prevent the spread (Opens in a new window).

Reducing the risk of COVID-19 spreading in the workplace

Although all legal restrictions related to COVID-19 are now withdrawn, sector specific guidance packs for businesses can still be found at  Guidance for businesses - Working safely during Coronavirus (COVID-19) page (Opens in a new window).

Discretionary Business Rates Relief (CARF)

The Council exploring the development of a Business Rates Discretionary Rate Relief called the COVID-19 Additional Relief Fund (CARF), to support businesses that have not received any previous support but have been negatively affected by COVID-19.  Should this scheme come forward later in April, further details will be publish on this webpage.

Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS)

The Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS) has now changed. At Autumn Budget 2021, the Chancellor announced that the Recovery Loan Scheme would be extended until 30 June 2022. The RLS is administered directly by Government, not the Council.

From 1 January 2022, the following changes to all offers made will come into force:

  • The scheme will only be open to small and medium sized enterprises;
  • The maximum amount of finance available will be £2 million per business, reduced from £10million;
  • The guarantee coverage that the government will provide to lenders will be 70%, reduced from 80%.

For more information and to apply please visit the Government's Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS) guidance for businesses (Opens in a new window).

Historic COVID-19 business support grants

The information is currently retained on this webpage so that businesses may review any eligibility or payment amount queries in relation to those legacy schemes independently. For further enquiries in relation to any of the schemes please email brgrants@broxtowe.gov.uk

Grant support schemes now closed to applications:

  • Local Restrictions Support Grant (Open) - Tier 2, Oct 2020
  • Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed) - Tier 3, Oct-Nov 2020
  • Tier 3 Closed and Tier 3 Open - from 2nd Dec to 16th Dec 2020
  • Local Restrictions Support Grants (Closed) Addendum - National Restrictions, 5th Nov 2020
  • Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed) - Tier 3 Open from 2nd Dec 2020
  • Tier 4 Closed - 1st Dec 2020 - 4th Jan 2021
  • National Lockdown Grant (Closed) - from 5th Jan 2021
  • Christmas Grant Support for ‘Wet Led’ Pubs
  • Local Restrictions Support Grant (Sector)
  • Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) - Up to 14th Feb 2021 Only
  • National Restrictions Grant - 16th Feb to 31st Mar 2021
  • Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) - From 1st April - 31st May 2021
  • Restart Grant (both strands) - From 1st April - 30th June 2021
  • Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) - From 21st Jan - 4th Mar 2022
  • Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant (OHLG) - closed 18 Mar 2022

Supplementary guidance and information for retired grant schemes

For more information about the above historic business support grants, please see Appendix B of - The Broxtowe Borough (BBC) Covid Business Grants Support Policy, Guidance Notes and Checklist - July 2021 revision (.pdf) (229KB) (Opens in a new window).

Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) schemes up to 31 May 2021, please see – Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) Guidance, post April 2021 (.pdf) (152KB) (Opens in a new window).

Final Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) phase, up to 4 March 2022, please see - Additional Restrictions Grant , Phase 6 - February Guidance (.pdf) (420KB) (Opens in a new window).

Amounts paid under these retired schemes can also be found here - Business Support Grants Payments Table (.pdf) (48.8KB) (Opens in a new window).


Exiting the EU - for businesses

The UK has now left the EU. On the 31st December 2020 the Transition Period ended and the UK left the single market and the customs union. There will be guaranteed changes for which businesses must adapt. For more information, please refer to our dedicated EU Exit webpage - www.broxtowe.gov.uk/euexit.


Commercial Property Search

We offer a commercial property search system. Just fill in the online Commercial Property Search form with your criteria and we will let you know what is available in the borough. You can find out why Broxtowe is a great place to invest on our Why Broxtowe? page

Council owned commercial properties

  • If you're looking for Office Space, why not try our Beeston Incubator Hub.
  • We are constructing two new light industrial spaces at our Mushroom Farm Court site in Eastwood, ready for move-in from June 2021. Click here for more info - Mushroom Farm units 8 and 9

Grants and Funding

We will signpost you to all of the different business funding opportunities, including the Broxtowe Start-Up grant.

Find out more on our Grants and Funding page.

COVID-19 business grants and other financial support

Find out more information about the remaining financial packages that are available to businesses during the Coronavirus pandemic, on our Support For Business.

  • Coronavirus Job Protection Scheme (Furlough)
  • Self-employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS)
  • Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS)

Jobs Skills and Training

We offer an extensive list of the different training organisations within the locality and further afield for your workforce development needs.

Find out more on our Skills, Employment and Training Organisations page.


Supplying the Council

If you are looking to supply the Council, then please visit our Doing Business With The Council page.


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