Starting a business

We offer grants to help get a new business off the ground. We can also offer these grants to young companies who've been in business for six months or less.

You can apply for help for a range of things to help your new business such as:

Grant assistance of up to 50% of the eligible costs, subject to a minimum award of £500 and a maximum grant of £2,000.

Who is eligible to apply?

To be eligible you must be:

  • a Pendle resident
  • wanting to start a business in premises within Pendle BC boundaries
  • a new business starting up from scratch
  • or trading for less than 6 months

Support and office accommodation for business start-up

The Haven offers incubator units for two local businesses, managed office facilities for six starter businesses (called an 'office hub'), and a training room which seats 20.

The Haven is managed by Trust 4 Business, part of CENTA.

Advice and training opportunities for new and fledgling businesses are available, from one-to-one enterprise coaching to networking opportunities. 

For further information about how the Haven can help you, contact the Consortium of Enterprise Trusts on 0845 0777 100.

Pennine Enterprise Haven
138 Every Street
Nelson
BB9 7EX

ACE Enterprise Suite

Affordable luxury office suite rental available in the heart of Nelson. Find the solution to your office needs at The Enterprise Suite @ ACE, offering local businesses the most modern, spacious and affordable office accommodation.

Based in the heart of Nelson, Lancashire, close to Junction 13 of M65.

Start-up businesses can test the water with our rent-a-desk facility. This offers a shared office, with your own desk and telephone line at only £25 per week.

Or you can have a virtual office - with a postal address service and 'back-office' facilities for a small fee.

Pendle's premiere business location offers 34 suites over 20,000 square feet. Fully serviced offices with fantastic views over the surrounding area.

Just call 01282 882470 to discuss your business needs and create an office rental package that meets your requirements or download the brochure.