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Visitor Economy

Find out what our Business Engagement (Place Team) does to support business and people.

We support the borough's visitor economy with a team that works to create and promote trade and tourism.

You may have already met some of our team. They have been out and about talking to over 200 businesses who have welcomed their help.

To contact the team, please email:

Talk to us

The team is on hand to meet face to face, so drop in for a quick informal chat.

An officer will be there to talk you through what support there is for you and your business, such as:

  • Local events and opportunities for your business.
  • Staff. Recruitment, training, staff well-being.
  • Visitors. Promote trade and tourism, support with visitor offer.
  • Accessibility. Open up your business to be inclusive for all, the Purple Pound.
  • Digital. Advocate digital and skills, social media marketing, advertising.
  • Green Economy. Sustainability, climate emergency, saving energy.

We can also support you to find your way around other council services. We are here to help you to make sure that your business is as great as it can be!

Chat sessions

Venues, dates and times

Held the first full week of each month at our libraries:


  • 1pm to 2pm Kings Cross.



  • 10am to 11am at Elland.
  • 10.30am to 12noon at Hebden Bridge.


  • 10.30am to 11.30am at Beechwood Road.
  • 1pm to 2.30pm at Brighouse Library


  • 10.30am to 12noon at Todmorden.
  • 10.30am to 12noon at Sowerby Bridge.

Areas covered by our Place Development Officers

  • Halifax, Park and Warley Ward.
  • Elland and Westvale.
  • Brighouse.
  • Sowerby Bridge and Ripponden.
  • Hebden Bridge, Heptonstall and Mytholmroyd.
  • Todmorden.
  • North Halifax, Northowram and Shelf.
  • Hipperholme, Lightcliffe and Shibden Valley.

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