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Business Advice Team

Here you can find the support and advice we give to help and develop all businesses within the area.

We offer services to all types of business, from start-ups to large established enterprises.

The Team can also help with issues like: funding, advice, research and premises. From trading standards and business premises, to how to do business with the council.

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Useful organisations


  • Business Information at Central Library. This is a new service for Calderdale that works as part of a network of Business and Intellectual Property Centres.
  • Business Networking International (BNI). Weekly networking meetings held at Elsie Whiteley Innovation Centre.
  • Calderdale College. Local provider of further and higher education and training.
  • Community Foundation for Calderdale. The Community Foundation for Calderdale is a registered charity. It manages and distributes funds on behalf of individuals, companies, charitable trusts and statutory bodies. This is to help meet the needs of people living in the Calderdale area.
  • Elsie Whiteley Innovation Centre. Office space for new businesses particularly for innovative, creative, digital and design industries. Conferencing facilities available.
  • Halifax Careers Centre. Recruitment and advice service on apprenticeships and employing young people from Calderdale and Kirklees Careers.
  • Halifax Opportunities Trust. This is a charitable organisation set up to fly the flag for community based regeneration and renewal in Calderdale. It works to help create a vibrant, multi-cultural and self-sustaining community.
  • Mid-Yorkshire chamber of commerce. Based at The Elsie Whiteley Innovation Centre, they offer membership services to support and connect your business. This includes networking events, international trade support, marketing/PR opportunities, training, free legal advice and more. They also provide an important voice for the business community and lobby hard on the issues that really matter.
  • Visit Calderdale. Calderdale is real Yorkshire updated. From the birth of the Industrial Revolution to the '4th funkiest town in Europe'. Old mixes with new in splendid towns and villages, surrounded by stunning scenery.


  • Carbon Trust. Information, guidance and promotional materials on carbon emissions and energy efficiency for businesses. Financial incentives include interest free loans and enhanced capital allowances.
  • Energy saving trust. Advice for businesses on vehicle fleets, greener vehicles and efficient driving.
  • The Office A free service to help you find office space or a meeting place. Regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
  • WRAP. Help for businesses to reduce waste and recycle more, making better use of resources.
  • Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). For business solutions, source trusted suppliers, small business news updates, support to help you build your business and more.

Web chat: Our advisers are available to help, Monday to Friday, between 9am and 5pm. Chat now

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