Business Support

Business Support

A range of support providers to help you grow your existing business.

Blackpool Business Loan Fund - more details coming soon

The Blackpool Business Loan Fund is a loan fund set up by Blackpool Council to help businesses to assist finance investment projects creating jobs and growth in the local economy


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

Department for International Trade (DIT)

The Department for International Trade (DIT) helps businesses export and grow into global markets. They also help overseas companies locate and grow in the UK.

Creative England

From supporting the development of full-length feature films to seed-funding the most exciting new digital SMEs, Creative England’s remit is broad and growing. The lead national agency for supporting creative industries.

Creative England Business Loans

Creative England is supporting digital creative companies to finance business growth through the provision of interest-free loans.

Creative England Business Loans will help fuel the growth of the fastest growing sector in the UK economy, financing business expansion and new products which will lead to the creation of new, high-quality jobs.


Find a business mentor to help you develop your new ideas

Design Leadership Programme

Get subsidised support and coaching, focused on design and innovation, from the Design Council

Business Insurance

A quick guide to what you should consider

Wind Technologies

Hosted by the University of Central Lancashire’s Centre for Energy & Power Management and part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), this innovative research-backed project aims to increase the installation of small onshore wind turbines by businesses in the North West of England. The project team will help you to look at the best way to invest in this technology by providing FREE feasibility studies and technical advice and assistance, enabling you to make an informed decision on small wind turbine technologies.


Matching you with the UK’s top funding providers. Finding the right business funding can be a complex and confusing process. Finimpact makes it easy to find the best funding solution that’s ideally matched to your requirements. With one online application in one place, they’ll connect you with the best-fit matches from among the UK’s top funding providers. Saving you the headache, hassle and uncertainties of shopping around. It’s simple, fast and free.