Local Authorities and Business

Carlisle City Council

Doing business in Carlisle

Carlisle is up for growth and open for business.

Carlisle is a forward thinking and proactive city.

There is a genuine appetite for innovation, flexibility and a can-do attitude.

Carlisle is a city that knows where it wants to be and has plans in place to get it there.

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Success stories from Carlisle

  • Fizz means business in Carlisle – read Janice Watson’s start-up story here
  • Why Carlisle chef Paul Sanderson is hoping for the sweet taste of success – read his business story here
  • Farm diversification: Warm Wellies march on at Walton, near Carlisle – find out more here.
  • Credit union in Carlisle offers accounts to businesses – full details here.
  • One of Carlisle’s oldest businesses  – Mitchell Dryers – has a bright future – read their story here.
  • Martyn Industrials turned to Cumbria Chamber of Commerce’s new apprenticeship brokerage service when attempts to recruit by conventional routes came to nothing – find out more.
  • Meet Carlisle’s award-winning entrepreneur here
  • Opening up a hidden gem underneath Carlisle – read the full story here
  • How Oak Tree Animals’ Charity upskilled their workforce for free – more info here

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Essential web links

Carlisle City Council’s business section can be found here.

Business GrowthBusiness Support

The main Business Support page is available here.

This covers business rates, licences and permits, environmental health, planning and building control, business and partnerships, council procurement and events, city centre promotions and advertising.

Business rates

Registration, payments, small business rates relief: https://www.carlisle.gov.uk/business/business-rates-information

Licences and permits

Taxi and private hire, alcohol and entertainment and other licences: https://www.carlisle.gov.uk/Business/Licences-and-Permits

Health and safetyEnvironmental health

Environmental safety, health and safety and more: https://www.carlisle.gov.uk/Residents/Environmental-Problems

Planning and building control

Planning permission, planning policies and more: https://www.carlisle.gov.uk/Residents/Planning-and-Building-Control

Council procurement

Business and tendering and procurement strategy: https://www.carlisle.gov.uk/Business/Council-Procurement

MarketsEvents, city centre promotions and advertising

Organising an event, adverts and more: https://www.carlisle.gov.uk/Business/Event-Management

More business

Business support and advice, land charges and more: https://www.carlisle.gov.uk/Business

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