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Whether you’re starting out on your business journey or just thinking about turning your idea into a viable business plan, Boston Borough Council is here to help. Together with our partners we will support you through the whole process by:

Access to appropriate business support

Signposting to sector-specific advice and guidance

Helping you source appropriate funding

Help with planning approvals and submissions

Working with you to identify suitable premises

You will be part of a supportive environment

BUSINESS SUPPORT LINKS

Business Lincolnshire
http://www.businesslincolnshire.com/

We provide information about local business support schemes and services that can help you start or grow your business.

Business Lincolnshire
http://www.nbv.co.uk

Looking for help to grow your business? Then the Grant for Enterprise could be for you!

Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce
http://www.lincs-chamber.co.uk/

Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce, accredited to the British Chamber of Commerce, has been supporting and assisting the growth of Lincolnshire businesses for over 100 years. We provide a first-class business support service to companies of all shapes and sizes, through a range of membership benefits, training events, networking opportunities.

HMRC
https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/hm-revenue-customs

We are the UK’s tax, payments and customs authority, and we have a vital purpose: we collect the money that pays for the UK’s public services and help families and individuals with targeted financial support

Small Business Commissioner
https://www.smallbusinesscommissioner.gov.uk/ 

The office of the Small Business Commissioner (SBC) was launched in December 2017 to ensure fair payment practices for Britain's 5.7 million small businesses, and support them in resolving their payment disputes with larger businesses and bring about culture change.

FSB - The Federation of Small Businesses
http://www.fsb.org.uk/

As experts in business, we offer our members a wide range of vital business services including advice, financial expertise, support and a powerful voice in government. Our aim is to help smaller businesses achieve their ambitions.

Greater Lincolnshire LEP
https://www.greaterlincolnshirelep.co.uk/

The main purpose of the Greater Lincolnshire LEP is to be the voice of the local business community and to ensure that the economic interests of the area are properly represented. Working with Government to find solutions enables us to deliver the strategic projects and programmes that will drive local prosperity and economic growth.

AVAILABLE LAND & COMMERCIAL PREMISES LINKS

Barker Storey Matthews
bsm.uk.com

Barker Storey Matthews is one of the largest independent firms of Chartered Surveyors in the Eastern Region with strategically located offices in Cambridge, Huntingdon, Peterborough and Bury St Edmunds.

Boston Business Centre
http://woodhead-enterprise.co.uk/boston-enterprise-centre/

Boston Enterprise Centre is a state-of-the-art business enterprise centre located in Boston, Lincolnshire. The building offers cutting-edge facilities, business support and training to tenants and local businesses.

Bruce Mather & Sons
http://www.brucemather.co.uk/

Established in 2006 by Bruce Mather a Chartered Surveyor, Agricultural Valuer and Auctioneer with forty years experience of valuing and selling all types of property in Boston and Lincolnshire. Our practice has been established to provide expertise and a professional quality service in Estate Agency.

Poyntons Consultancy
http://www.poyntons.com/

Run by a Chartered Surveyor with over 20 years experience, James Fairman has a wealth of  resources to draw upon. The business has clients all over the UK. James has previously managed departments for Savills, Brown & Co. Pygott and Crone and  Thomas Balderston & Co.

Rightmove
http://www.rightmove.co.uk/

Each month, we advertise tens of thousands of commercial properties on behalf of commercial agents, chartered surveyors, owners, landlords and property professionals throughout the UK. We list a range of commercial property types and land including Offices, Retail, Leisure, Hospitality, Industrial and Warehousing.

 

Zoopla
https://www.zoopla.co.uk/to-rent/commercial/

Search 35,158 restaurants, warehouses, serviced offices to let and more, in locations across the UK from thousands of local commercial lettings agents.

 

BUSINESS RATES

Boston Borough Council Business Rates Information
http://www.boston.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=3987

The administration and collection of business rates is carried out by the Credit Control section of Boston Borough Council. Part of the revenue raised by us is retained locally by the council and part is sent to central government and to Lincolnshire County Council.

COMMERICAL WASTE

Boston Borough Council Commercial Waste Information
http://www.boston.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=3858

Boston Borough Council offer a competitively priced commercial waste and recycling collection service, providing refuse sacks or a variety of different sized wheeled bins selected to meet your specific needs. The amount you pay for the service is based on the size of bin required and the frequency of collection you require.

LICENSING

Boston Borough Council Licensing Information
http://www.boston.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=3713

The council deals with a wide range of licensing issues including entertainment and alcohol; animal welfare; charity collections and taxis. We deal with licence applications, enforce conditions of existing licences and investigate people or businesses operating without a licence when one is required.

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

Boston Borough Council Environmental Health Information
http://www.boston.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=3564

You're in the right place to find out more about contaminated land, food safety, health and safety, pollution (light, noise, odour, smoke), pest control, stray dogs and flood information.

PLANNING

Boston Borough Council Planning Information
http://www.boston.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=3567

Here you can find out all about planning policies and building regulations to guide you if you need to apply for planning permission or make a building regulation application or report a problem with a building development in your local area. You can also find out more about conservation and local land charges.

SKILLS

Boston College
http://www.boston.ac.uk/

For 50 years, Boston College has been providing high quality further education to thousands of students over the age of 14. The College provides over 400 courses, up to and including university level, including a wide range of vocational training courses as well as A/AS levels, GCSEs and diplomas. We also work with many businesses and run Apprenticeships for those of you who want to earn as you learn.

University of Lincoln
www.lincoln.ac.uk

The University of Lincoln has been awarded gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2017, judged as delivering consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. The University also has established an international reputation for the quality of teaching and research, with academics and students working together on major projects across areas as varied as cancer treatment, water conservation and low-carbon technology.

National Centre for Food Manufacturing (NCFM)
http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/holbeach/

NCFM is dedicated to helping food industry employees advance their careers. We understand the demands of studying while working in this fast moving, dynamic industry and balancing family commitments. Our part-time Apprenticeships and distance learning degrees provide flexible study options for those working in Quality and Technical roles and Operations Management.

Apprenticeships
www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship

Useful information about apprenticeships including level information, who can apply, wage and holiday pay, search for an apprenticeship and submit your application.

BUSINESS FUNDING LINKS

Business Lincolnshire
http://www.businesslincolnshire.com/

We provide information about local business support schemes and services that can help you start or grow your business.

 

 

Grants4Growth
http://grants4growth.sholland.gov.uk/

Grants4Growth offers the opportunity to apply for capital grant funding to help businesses grow. Grants4Growth is an ERDF project managed and delivered by South Holland District Council’s Inward Investment Service. Providing eligible businesses with grants to purchase capital assets which stimulate production and sales, create innovations and efficiencies.

 

British Business Bank
www.british-business-bank.co.uk

We are a government-owned business development bank dedicated to making finance markets work better for smaller businesses. Whether you’re looking for finance to start a business, grow to the next level, or stay ahead of the competition, we’re delivering greater volume and choice of finance.

VISIT BOSTON UK

Visit Boston UK
http://www.visitbostonuk.com 

Visit Boston UK - visitor website for Boston, Lincolnshire. Includes things to see in Boston, events, venues, places of interest and much more!