Business support

Bradford is a great northern city, home to enterprising and creative people with strong productive businesses. Being at the heart of the Northern Powerhouse and the UK, Bradford offers competitive living and business set-up costs. It has one of the youngest populations in the UK making it a perfect place for businesses to make the most of upcoming talent and a growing economy.

The Council is committed to encouraging innovation and supporting businesses. Whether you are setting up a business, an established local company or are thinking of relocating to the Bradford District, there are several key agencies willing to give you advice and support 

Invest in Bradford

The Invest in Bradford team has experienced business advisors to support any business looking to start-up, relocate or expand in the District. They can support with property advice and help businesses to access finance and grants.

Innovate UK Business Growth

UKRI. Innovate UK. Business Growth.

Innovate UK Business Growth (previously Innovate UK EDGE) is a key part of the UK innovation agency’s deep investment in the pioneering businesses that drive economic growth.

It is a publicly-funded service available to all high potential small to medium sized innovation-driven companies, including Innovate UK grant winners.

Empowering innovative businesses to grow and achieve their industry- and society-transforming ambitions

Innovate UK Business Growth is a key part of the UK innovation agency’s investment in the innovative businesses that drive economic growth.  It brings a range of services to help ambitious, innovative SMEs scale and grow.

  • Exploiting business innovation
  • Source finance and funding
  • Opening new markets

Your journey will usually start with our national enquiry gateway, which receives enquiries from innovative businesses, connecting them to their local innovation and growth specialist if appropriate. Our national enquiry team can also offer additional support in areas such as market research/intelligence insights, providing you with key information about current regulation and product/service conformity in the UK, EU or worldwide.  

Contact Innovate UK Business Growth



Telephone: 0300 123 3144

Bradford Chamber of Commerce

Whether your business is interested in payroll, commercial insurance, debt collection, networking events, export documentation, translation, recruitment, childcare, design or advertising, Bradford Chamber of Commerce can help.

BIPC Local

The Business & Intellectual Property Centre has partnered with local libraries in West Yorkshire to bring free business support and inspiration to even more people across the region.

Further information

More information on grants and support schemes can be found on the GOV.UK website.

Information about help and assistance for small and new businesses can be found on the Department for Business Innovation and Skills website.