Local Authorities and Business

Barrow Borough Council

Companies will qualify for enhanced discretionary capital investment or job creating grants.

Barrow Borough Council is committed to supporting businesses in the Furness area – whether starting up, looking to move in, or well established in the area.

The Furness area has UK Assisted area status and it is set to continue to 2020.

You can find out here about the services and support available.

Although manufacturing is important across the whole county, the sector has a significant concentration in the Furness peninsular

Barrow success stories

Success stories from Barrow

  • Barrow family businesses – find out why local is best here
  • Farmer Sharp: Team building with tools in Dalton-in-Furness – read the full story here
  • Supply chain in Barrow: How to win local authority contracts – find out more here
  • Find out how Nixor Solutions received support from the Growth Hub to help set-up the business and apply for a grant from Innovus here

Barrow success stories

Essential web links

Barrow Borough Council’s business section can be found here.

Business and regeneration

Learn more about economic development in the Furness area including FEDF (Furness Economic Development Forum) and Furness Enterprise.

Fast foodEnvironmental Health

Environmental Health is a Council service set up to make sure that people’s living and working surroundings are safe, healthy and hygienic – find out more here.

Licensing and permits

Barrow Borough Council is responsible for several areas of licensing designed to protect public safety and promote public confidence in activities that may otherwise be open to exploitation.

Click here for information about taxis, gambling, street trading, alcohol and entertainment and more.

Conference venuesConference venues

The Furness area offers a range of conference venues which are suitable for all business needs. Find out more here.

Business rates

Find out more about business rates and rates relief in Furness.

Business premises

Search for business premises in the Barrow Borough Council area and access help to find suitable property.

MarketsFood production and quality

Barrow Borough Council deals with food premises registration, food hygiene inspections, food complaints and more.

Tenders and business opportunities

If you would like to sell goods, services or works to Barrow Borough Council please click here.

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