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Council business services

We have experienced teams available that can support your business to start and grow.

Business support

We help SME’s and social enterprises to access the full range of business support opportunities and grant funding that is available. You will find that we can help to simplify the often complex business support landscape, enabling you to find solutions quickly, and make connections to grow your operations.

Business rates

We can help you with business rate reduction enquiries and to register as a new business on the rates register.

Business licensing and permits

We process, regulate, and enforce a wide variety of licences, permits and registrations relating to: Street Trading, Alcohol, Betting & Gaming, Scrap metal dealers, Taxi hire, Charitable Collections, Animal Welfare, and others.

Bins, waste and recycling

We provide local businesses with a reliable trade waste collection service at very competitive prices.

Customer services

We can help you find the right team to help you.

Commercial Environmental health

We can help you to be Covid secure, manage enforcements and breaches, and provide general guidance on commercial environmental regulations. In addition to an advisory service to new food businesses.

Commercial property and estates

We can help you find Council owned commercial properties to rent (offices, shops, or light manufacturing units).


We can help you if you're planning to hold an event, street party, fete or fair and check what licences or permissions you might need.

Health and wellbeing

We can help you to have a healthier workforce, reducing absenteeism and increasing business productivities.


We can help you with planning applications, enforcements, or breaches, change of business purpose requests and identifying new build land plots across Ashfield. However, if you want to know who owns a plot of land then please search for properties using HM Land Registry.

Towns and markets

We offer support to retailers and market traders to maximise on their trading potentials.

Page last updated: 22 November 2023