Business Support

Blackpool Unlimited is here to help local businesses start up, grow and develop. Browse the following pages to discover what support is available locally as well as nationally

Get Started

Get Started is a friendly, professional service for Blackpool residents looking to start, establish and grow a new business. Start up businesses will be supported in those vital first months of trading and gain access to seminars and a dedicated business advisor.

Boost Business Lancashire

Boost Business Lancashire (Boost) is the ERDF-backed Lancashire Business Growth Hub led by the Lancashire LEP (Local Enterprise Partnership). The aim of Boost is to grow the county’s economy and create and safeguard jobs across Lancashire.

The role of Boost is to help growth-hungry Lancashire businesses realize their potential by providing simple access to a range of leading-edge funded programs, delivered by specialists with a track record of supporting growth – of both start-ups and established businesses.

Creative England

Creative England is dedicated to the growth of the creative industries. They invest in talented people and their creative ideas, nurturing our richly diverse games, TV, film and digital media industries. From direct investment and soft loans to business mentoring; we champion the best ideas of talented people and their businesses.

Start Up Loans

The Start Up Loans Company offers far more than just finance. They can assist with Business planning templates, a resource library, videos, mentoring and an up to date section on their website, with useful links to stories about new businesses that have succeeded.

The Pensions Regulator (TPR)

Are you an employer or thinking about taking on your first member of staff? TPR has guidance and tools on their website that will help you meet your duties. You may also wish to speak with your business adviser, for example your accountant, to see what support they are able to offer you.