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Frequently Asked Questions - Business

Are there any grants available to help my business?

There are well over 2,000 packages of grants and other financial assistance available within the UK to assist business growth and development. Here in Wrexham there are over 60 programmes of grants and financial assistance which may be available to assist eligible businesses. Eligibility will be determined by a variety of factors including where the business is located, how long the business has been established and what type of business it is.

The Council's Businessline Team can assist in assembling optimum packages of financial assistance. However, eligibility can normally be determined after discussion with the individual business concerned. Further information about Funding.

What size sites or business premises are currently available in the Wrexham area?

The Council's Business Development and Enterprise Team maintains a computer database of all sites and premises which are currently available within the Wrexham area. Information contained on the database includes details of premises both in Council ownership and in the private sector.

Information from the database is regularly maintained with details supplied from local property agents, land owners and developers. Contact the Team on 01978 667000 or business@wrexham.gov.uk

Is there any assistance available to help me start a business?

The Business Development and Enterprise Team offer a New Business Starts Programme which will consist of a programme of bespoke training, counselling and mentoring to help an individual prepare themselves for self-employment. Programmes may offer assistance in marketing, financial planning, raising the necessary funding, taxation etc. Courses are normally held a couple of times a month, dates and times vary. Some courses are offered during the day, evenings and weekends.

Contact the Team on 01978 667000 or business@wrexham.gov.uk

Can you help me to raise private sector finance to start or grow my business?

The Business Development and Enterprise Team have details of private sector venture capitalists, banks, private investors and other financial institutions who may be prepared to inject capital into a business. Our team of trained business counsellors may be able to assist appropriate companies to access this funding.

Contact the Team on 01978 667000 or business@wrexham.gov.uk

What can the Council do to help my business?

The Council has a wide range of practical services to help businesses. Support may be from the Business Development and Enterprise Team or from the network of other agencies which offer business support or from other Council departments such as Planning, Property Services, Environmental Health etc.

In the first instance contact the Business Team on 01978 667000 or business@wrexham.gov.uk